Kitesurfing Sardinia Travel

The Best Kite Spots for Kitesurfing in Europe

Kitesurfing or Kitesurf or Kiteboarding is a sport born in 90s as variant of surfing. This sport consists of gliding on the water thanks to the propulsion of a large kite, maneuvered through a control bar and four or five lines. In the recent years, Kitesurfing has achieved considerable popularity, and the kite spot for kitesurfing are many all over the world. In this page we will describe the Best Kite Spots for Kitesurfing in Europe: Garda Lake, Punta Trettu, Lo Stagnone, Tarifa, Fuerteventura.

Kitesurfing at Punta Trettu in Sardinia (Sardinia, Italy)

Punta Trettu, in the south west of Sardinia, is always kissed by the wind, in particular from the Mistral (north west) and from the Scirocco (south-east). If you also consider that in Punta Trettu the water is shallow and flat, it is easy to understand why the kite spot of Punta Trettu is considered by kitesurf lovers a real kitesurf paradise, especially by beginners, people that need to improve their level and freestylers.

In Punta Trettu, there are kite school like the Punta Trettu Kite Center Sardinia that offers various kite services e.g kite courses, kite rental, and also accommodation at the Punta Trettu Kitesurf House Sardinia.

Punta Trettu Kite Beach in Sardinia
Kite Spot of Punta Trettu in Italy

Kitesurfing at Garda Lake (Italy)

Among the five most important destinations in Europe to practice kitesurf there is undoubtedly Garda Lake, one of the most popular destination for kitesurfing. Its popularity is due to the great termic winds and to the fact that it is easily accessible from many places being in the center of Europe, close to Austria, Germany, Switzerland and other countries.

The history of Italian windsurfing begins on Lake Garda where in the 70s the first boards came on the roof racks from Germany. The winds of Garda Lake, in particular the thermal winds (wind that is created due to the different temperatures between the water and the mainland) is the main strength as these winds are a constant that is repeated throughout all warm season.

The best known and most popular kite spots at Garda Lake are Torbole (Tn) and Malcesine (Vr).

Kitesurfing Lo Stagnone (Sicily, Italy)

Lo Stagnone, located in Marsala, is a lagoon. 

From the beginning of spring until late September, the main wind are the thermal winds and ensure a high frequency of wind.

As in Punta Trettu, water is low and flat with a mixed sandy-muddy bottom.

The KIte Spot of Lo Stagnone, the best kite spot of Sicily
The Kite Spot of lo Stagnone, in Sicily

Kitesurfing in Tarifa (Spain)

Tarifa, in Spain, is considered one of the most important place in Europe for tkitesurfing and to demonstrate this, you can imagine that there are many kite schoold here.

In the area of Tarifa there are several kite spots. The main Kite Spots of Tarifa, are:

  • Los Lances, the main and most famous kite spot of Tarifa, reacheble in a few minutes by car from the city center. The best wind with the west wind.
  • Playa de Valdevaqueros, 8 kilometers from Tarifa, is a very long beach and a good kite spot with est wind (offshore).
  • Playa Punta Paloma, located 9 km from the center of Tarifa. It is a clean and wide beach. With an east wind it is a good place for beginners.

Kitesurfing in Fuerteventura (Spain)

There are several spot for kitesurfing in Fuerteventura, from the north to the south of the island.

In the South of Fuerteventura there is the famous spot of Sotavento where the René Egli Pro Center stands. Sotavento is synonymous with boundless beach, lagoons formed by the tides and strong, very strong winds, even if often really gusty!).

In the North of Fuerteventura, the main spot is Flag Beach, a beautiful beach in the Las Dunas Natural Park of Corralejo. At the kite spot of Flag Beach there is the Flagbeach watersports center which offers courses, rentals, etc. At the Flag Beach the predominant wind is the north-east which blows side on from spring to late summer. Sea conditions are mostly chop or small wave. A completely different matter in autumn – winter when the swells arrive from the north and the wind blows more often from the southeast: in these conditions the waves grow in size, become much more consistent and are really perfect for kite surfing.
Flag Beach is frequented by many beginners, however it is not a safe spot for less experienced kiters (also because many rocks that emerge with low tide). 

Kitesurf in Fuerteventura, one of the best Kite Spot of Europe
The Kite Spot of Flag Beach in Fuerteventura

Kitesurfing Holidays Punta in Trettu Sardinia

Are you considering the idea to take a Kitesurfing Holiday? In this case you may take in consideration to enjoy the fantastic kite spot of Punta Trettu in Sardinia, Italy.

Where is located the kite spot of Punta Trettu?

Punta Trettu is around an hour from Cagliari, located near the village of Matzaccara, district of San Giovanni Suergiu, in the south west of Sardinia Island.

Caractheristics of Punta Trettu

Independently from the wind strength and direction, the character of Punta Trettu Kite Spot can usually be described with flat and shallow water. By adding that the wind is almost always steady, we can say that this spot is perfect for kitesurfing, for all levels, from beginners to advaced riders. Especially the beginners, can profit from the shallow and flat water for learning fastly and easily.

Here under, they can be found listed the main feauter of Punta Trettu Kite Spot.

Punta Trettu Kite Spot Features

  • Spot type: kitesurfing
  • Required Spot level : beginners
  • Water: flat and shallow water
  • best wind direction: NW, SE
  • Beach: sand, grass.

Good accommodations can be found directly at Punta Trettu. If there is availability, we suggest you to book an accommodation at the Punta Trettu Kite Centre by KiteGeneration.

There is a Camp Village but is open only in the summer and it seems not official.

Kite Schools for your Kitesurfing Holidays in Punta Trettu

In Punta Trettu there are several Kite Centre. They also offer kite courses and services, of course, and in some of them, like the Punta Trettu Kite Centre by KiteGeneration, you can also spend the night on their accommodations.

Our Advice on Punta Trettu

Visit this spot if you like to kite and to learn to kitesurf with a good kite community and if you like to meet other kiters. There are super nice people at the kite spot and you will be warmly welcomed.

The spot is a good choice all year round with the right wind direction, since it is all about kiting and not annoying bathers disputing the beach.

And best of all, you are welcome at this spot all year round as a kiter and has no complicated tourist rules.


Sardinia Holidays: Dreamy Beaches and Wild Landscapes

Did you know that some of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean are waiting for you in Sardinia? In addition to long and wide beaches in the south and east of Sardinia, romantics come to the Costa Smeralda in small dreamy bays at their expense. No wonder Sardinia’s beaches are regularly ranked among the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.
But those who are interested in culture can also explore Sardinia from its historic side on holiday: excavations from the Bronze Age or the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the nuraghe forture Su Nuraxi, make Sardinia an interesting and varied holiday destination. Enjoy in Sardinia sports activities, culinary delights and beautiful nature on holiday for two or with the family!
Lots of wind, empty spots, exciting nightlife or a relaxed barbecue? The choice is yours! Each destination has its own charm and offers different possibilities for different levels. If you want to improve your skills through intensive training, you should have a look at our events for advanced kitesurfers.
Here you can see an overview of the best December destinations for medium- and long-haul flights:


Dream Holidays in Sardinia: Even Cultural Holidays and Active Holidays

Sardinia also has a lot to offer culturally and historically. Impressive are the Nuraghi, conical towers, which date back to the Bronze Age and probably served as fortified and fortress towers. Phoenicians founded around 900 to 700 BC. first cities, including today’s capital Cagliari, then called Karali.
It flourished under the Romans. The Roman amphitheater is definitely worth a visit, but the medieval Castello district, museums and churches attract many tourists. In fact, Sardinia is surprised by the large number of churches.
Particularly striking are the striped outer walls of some Romanesque churches built in the Pisan style with variously colored stone blocks, such as the Church of Santissima Trinità di Saccargia, located between Sassari and Olbia.
One of the best-known coastal areas is the Costa Smeralda with the exclusive resort of Porto Cervo near Olbia in the north of the island. The mountainous interior of Sardinia invites to excursions or hikes. High plateaus, table mountains, volcanic cones and deep gorges form the retreat area of ​​many rare animal species. The highest altitudes are reached in the Gennargentu massif.
Among the mountains and along the coasts there are countless caves and caves, some of which can also be visited. The Grotta di Nettuno on the cliffs of the Capo Caccia and the Grotta di Ispinigoli near Dorgali are particularly worth seeing due to their dripstone formations.