Are you looking for some great place for Kitesurfing or to Learn to Kitesurf? Come to Sardinia, an amazing island in the middle of the mediterranean sea, famous for its beautiful beaches and landscapes, and perfect for all sailing sports, including kitesurf! Kitesurfing Sardinia, your next exciting holiday!
On this page, the team of Kiteboarding Sardinia will show you the best Kite Beaches where to kitesurf or where to learn to kitesurf,and will give you information on the best months for kitesurfing in Sardinia. In addition will give you some tips on how to choose the best kite schools.
Hoping you will appreciate the information and advice you find on this page, we hope to see you soon in Sardinia, maybe in a kitesurfing session. 🙂
About Kiteboarding Sardinia
Over the years, the Team of Kiteboarding Sardinia, the Kiteboard Association of Sardinia, moved by the passion for kitesurfing and the sea, has explored many beaches in Sardinia in search of the best wind and conditions to kitesurf. For these reasons, and thanks to the considerable kite experience, today we are able to give you all the information you need to kitesurf or learn kitesurfing in Sardinia: in this fantastic island there will always be an extraordinary kite spot with the best conditions for kitesurfing!
Sardinia is famous for its beautiful beaches, its crystal clear waters, its history and its nature. Moreover, in addition to being a beautiful land rich in natural, cultural, gastronomic and landscape resources, unique in the world, Sardinia is also well-known by sailing and kitesurfing lovers. In its almost 2000 Km of coasts, the wind almost never fails! With its beaches and steady winds, Sardinia can be considered a Kite Paradise!
Being a KIte Paradise with the best kite beaches in the world, if you will enjoy your holidays in Sardinia and you are looking for something exciting, do not underestimate the idea of join a kitesurf course: a healthy sport, in direct contact with the sea and nature, and incredibly adrenaline!
Here under you can find answers, information, advice on what you need for Kitesurfing in Sardinia. Hope you will appreciate it and, in case, please share our page 🙂
- Weather Conditions for Kitesurfing in Sardinia: Winds and Temperatures
- The Best Kite Beaches in Sardinia: where to Kitesurf in Sardinia
Weather Conditions for Kitesurfing in Sardinia: Winds and Temperatures
As you could see in the here under paragraphs, the best season for kite surfing or sailing in Sardinia, runs from March to November: temperatures are milder than in the other months and the number of sunny and windy days is higher. In the other months kitesurfing is for sure possible but the weather is less stable and the number of “storm” days is higher, all perfect for Surfing!
Winds of Sardinia
Due to its location, in the center of Mediterranean sea, In Sardinia the winds almost always blow. The predominant winds are the Scirocco, that blows from South East, and the Mistral, that blows from North-West. A fairly common wind in Sardinia is also the thermal wind: from March/April to September/October, on the most hot and clear days, in some locations, is blowing also the thermal wind, not predicted by the weather forecast, created by the difference in temperature between the air above the sea and the air above the ground.
Weather and Temperatures in Sardinia
During the Spring, Summer and Autumn season, the weather is more stable if compared with the winter season when storms with strong winds and high waves may be present.
Air temperatures are mild even during the winter season. In all seasons, you may find some degrees of difference between the north of Sardinia, more cold, and the South of the island, more warm. Here under and avrage of day temperatures, in the south of Sardinia, during the warm season.
Temperatures of the sea of Sardinia are approximately 25°C during the summer season, while during the other seasons they are between 21 and 15 °C.
|Month of year||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|Air temperature (°C)||12||13||17||18||21||26||29||29||26||22||18||15|
|Sea Temperature (°C)||16||15||17||18||19||21||23||25||23||21||19||17|
Sardinia Kite Spots: The Best Kite Beaches where to Kitesurf in Sardinia
If you like to kitesurf or learn to kitesurf during your holidays in Sardinia, or if you just would like to get close to this fantastic sport, here here under you could find all the best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots.
On this page, the considered Kite Spots of Sardinia are the most known and the most of them are perfect in all the seasons, both for beginner and for advanced kitesurfers.
Both the South and the North of Sardinia are very windy and have many beaches suitable for kitesurfing. The main differences between the Kitesurfing Spot of the South and the North Sardinia are mainly related to the quality of the wind and waves, and to the temperatures.
In the North of Sardinia, the predominant winds are the Mistral, the Tramontana (wind from North) and the Grecale (wind from North-East). These winds are cold and often gusty as disturbed by nearby Corsica. The temperatures in Northern Sardinia are often also over 5 degrees lower than the Southern Sardinia and it is better to use always a wetsuit.
In the South of Sardinia, the predominant winds are the Mistral, the Sirocco (wind from South-East) and, in some locations, the thermal winds. Here in the South of the island, the winds are enough steady and both the air and water temperatures are higher than the North Sardinia: try to believe!
Until recently. Kitesurf and Windsurf lovers associate Sardinia exclusively with Porto Pollo, famous for its glorious past.
In recent years, however, the South of Sardinia has had a boom of Kitesurfers, Windusrfers and other sailors thanks to the fantastic beaches and landscapes, very high percentage of winds and good travel connections from the most of Europe’s capital and the airport and the port of Cagliari.
South Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots are more variables and less crowded than the kite spots of the North of the island.
Moving between the south-east, the south, and the south-west coasts of Sardinia, the probability to find wind for kitesurfing is extremely high.
The most of the kite spots described here under, usully have sandy backdrop and flat water and therefore offer perfect conditions both beginner and advanced kitesurfers.
Cagliari with its Poetto Beach and Giorgino Kite Beach, Petrol Beach in Capoterra, Villasimius, Chia, Pula, Funtanamare, Porto Botte, Punta Trettu are ones between the the best known kite sport ot this part of Sardinia.
Cagliari has two beaches for kitesurfing: Poetto Beach and Giorgino Kite Beach.
Poetto beach, the main beach of Cagliari, is the most popular among the tourists. Located between the Devil’s Seat mountain and the beach of Quartu Sant’Elena, Poetto is a long beautiful beach with lots of services and easily accessible by car and by public transportation.
Poetto Beach of Cagliari, with has a sandy bottom, is also a perfect place for kite surfing, expecially out of the summer season, from September to May, when the beach is less crowded and the kiters can enjoy all the big spaces available.
The best winds here at Poetto Beach are the Libeccio (South West), the Scirocco (South East) and the Levante (East). Strong winds could brings waves and in this conditions the beach is not easy for beginners. With strong winds from east, beginners should go to the Poetto of Quartu Sant’Elena (pratically the end of Poetto Beach of Cagliari) or to Punta Trettu.
During the Summer Season, Giorgino Kite Beach is great for Kitesurfing. In fact, during the sunny and warm days, at Giorgino Kite Beach blows, with an intensity up to 15-18 knots, the themal wind. This thermal wind usually blows, in the warm and sunny days, from lunch time till the evening.
If the meteo services don’t forecast any kind of wind, you can be sure that the thermal wind will blow at Giorgino Kite Beach.
La Maddalena Spiaggia (The Maddalena Beach), in Capoterra, next to Cagliari, is also known as Petrol Beach. Very similar to Giorgino Kite Beach for the ways the wind blows, Petrol Beach is a great thermal wind kite spot from April to the end of August. Here a Petrol beach, the thermal wind can reach even 20 knots.
While the thermal wind at Giorgino is better if there is a base of wind from east, at Petrol beach the thermal wind is better if there is a base of wind from south.
Popular tourist destination of Sardinia, Villasimius has fantastic beaches surrounded in a natural marine park.
Very crowded in the high season (July and August), Villasimius is a good kite spot expecially during the low season (from October to May). During the Summer season (from June to September) a lift service, to move far from the beaches is needed.
The best beaches for kitesurfing in VIllasmius are Campulongu and Porto Giunco. These beaches are surrounded by a beautiful Mediterranean scrub, have a white sand backdrop and their waters are crystal clear.
While for Kitesurfing in the beach of Campulongu, wind from West or South West is required, for Kitesurfing in the beach of Porto Giunco, wind from Eastor North East is needed. So, in Villasimius, when the wind changes direction, you can change the kite spot and this gives you a high chance to kitesurf. Anyway the winds are often light so big kites are recommended.
In Villasimius the only kite school that offers kite lessons and services, just under certain conditions, is KiteGeneration.
Another beautiful zone with white beaches and crystal clear waters is surely Chia.
The best beach for kitesurfing in Chia is Su Giudeu beach. In this beach, the winds suitable for kitesurfing are all winds blowing from east: Grecale, Levante and Scirocco.
In the summer months, from June to August, due to the high number of bathers, for kitesurfing you need a boat lift service from a kite school. The only kite school really based in Chia is the Chia Wind Club.
Kitesurfing in Porto Botte, Sardinia
Porto Botte is a bay of about two kilometers in the south-west of Sardinia. Perfect for kitesurfing with the wind of Mistral, blowing from North-West, Porto Botte is suitable both for beginners and advanced.
In Porto Botte there are three different kite spots:
The Norther one, Il Fortino, has a muddy bottom and a stronger wind (even if offshore) than the other two.
The spot in the center has a water a little bit choppy and a sandy bottom.
The southern spot has a sandy bottom and a
Punta Trettu, that is working well even with the winds blowing from South East and East, has shallow and flat water and for this reason perfect for beginners who can stand in case of need.
For more information about Punta Trettu, refer to the site Kite Punta Trettu
Kite surf at Porto Pino
At the beach of Porto PIno, the best winds for kitesurfing are the winds from South-East and South, South-West, which are also the best winds for beginners.
The wind from West, that can create big waves, and the wind from North West, gusty and usually extremely strong, are not suitable for beginners.
Which is the Best Kitesuring Spot in South Sardinia?
As we have seen before, there are many kite beaches in Sardinia. So many people will wonder which is the best Southern Sardinia Kiteusrfing Spot, which is the most beautiful, which is the one where the wind always blows?
Well, there is no the best kite spot ever! In fact, in Sardinia the wind could change direction even everyday. And when the wind change direction, the best kite spot with that wind conditions changes too. So the right question is: which is the best sardinia kitesurfing spot with certain wind conditions? So, referring to kite spot good both for beginners than for advanced:
- with the wind of Mistral (North-West) and Ponente (West), the best Sardinia Kitesurfing Spots are Punta Trettu and Porto Botte;
- with the wind of Scirocco (South East) and Levante (East), the best kite Spots are Poetto Beach, Giorgino and Punta Trettu;
- with the wind of Grecale (North-West) the best Kite Spot is Villasimius.
So what to do? Considering that if you are not an expert, to find the wind could often not be so easy., the suggestion is to turn to a specialized kite school, like KiteGeneration. With two offices, one in Cagliari and one in Punta Trettu, KiteGeneration changes kite spot depending on wind conditions.
In any cases, have a car is highly recommended.
As we said previously, in the North of Sardinia, the mail winds are the Mistral (North-West wind), the Tramontana (North) and the Grecale (North-East). Those winds are cold and often gusty because disturbed by the nearby Corsica.
Air temperatures in the North of Sardinia are often also over 5 degrees lower than the temperatures in the South of the island. Use of a wetsuit is always recommended.
The most kite spots in North Sardinia are San Teodoro, Porto Pollo and Badesi.
Kitesurfing in San Teodoro
In San Teodoro, on the north-east coast of Sardinia, you can kitesurfing with the winds of Grecale, Scirocco and Levante (all winds from East). When these winds blow strong (> 35 knots), they can create waves of up to 2 meters. In this case the spot is not suitable for beginners.
In San Teodoro, the winds blowing from west are offshore.
In the beach “La Cinta”, during the summer season, there are many bathers; for this reason it is necessay to walk at the north of the beach where bathers and kitesurfers respect each other. Thanks to this non-written rule, in San Teodoro, it is still possible to practice kitesurfing without major problems.
Another beach for kitesurfing in San Teodoro s the small bay located between Puntaldia and San Teodoro.
Kitesurfing in Porto Pollo
Located in North-West of Sardinia, in the Municipality of Palau, Porto Pollo is one of the most popular places in Europe for kitesurfing, windsurfing and all sailing sports in general.
Porto Pollo has become famous in the 1970-1980s when it hosted many important world events. It still hosts, every year, some kite and sail events.
The Kite Zone in Porto Pollo
The kite zone of Porto Pollo is located close to the Isola dei Gabbiani (Island of the gulls). The area is small, so the courses take place with a support of a boat that takes the students out of the beach. Dunes along the bay offer protection for the non-kitesurfers. In the beach there are also a couple of bars where you can take a bier and relax.
Wind in Porto Pollo
In Porto Pollo there are four main winds, mostly depending on the time of the year. During the Winter and Spring it blows the Tramontana (North), during the summer the Poniente (west) and Libeccio (south-west) are the most common winds, In In autumn often blows the Scirocco (South East).
Porto Pollo is one of the most windy places in Sardinia: the proximity to Corsica creates a funnel effect that increases the winds. Anyway, always because the Corsica, the winds are often very gusty and so not really suitable for kite beginners.
Kitesurfing in Badesi
Another beautiful kite beach for those who like to kitesurf in the North of Sardinia, is Badesi.
It works fine with all the winds coming from North. The wind, when strong, creates waves. In this conditions the spot is not suitable for beginners.
Kitesurfing Lessons and kite services
Kiteboarding Sardinia, whose main purpose of is to approach people to kitesurfing in a fast fun and professional way, uses for kitesurfing lessons and courses only the technical knowledge and teaching methodology of IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) and FIV (Italian Sailing Federation) recognized by World Sailing (International SAiling Federation).
Kiteboarding Sardinia proposes and arranges following kite services:
- Beginner Mini Kite Course
- Beginner Kite Course
- Advanced / Intermediate / Refresher Kite Course
- Kite Camp Sardinia (Kitesurfing Holiday)
- Kite Hydrofoil / Race Lessons
- Kite Rental
- Kite Safari, guided kitesurfing excursions.
Where we are: Kite Spots
We are based in Cagliari and, depending on wind conditions, for teaching kitesurfing we move to different kite spots in south Sardinia. In fact we can’t guarantee the availability of wind always in the same spot but we can always reach a windy spot!
Depending on wind conditions, the kite spots that we reach and where we teach kitesurf are:
- Cagliari, at Poetto beach , our main kite spot
- Petrol Beach
- Punta Trettu
- Porto Botte
Why choose Kiteboarding Sardinia Kite School?
There are several kite schools in Sardinia, as we are sure you’re aware, and all of them believe they are the best. We of course are no different, but why not convince yourselves by reading through what we have to offer?
- Kiteboarding Sardinia Kiteschool is associated with KiteGeneration Kiteboarding Association, proving our kite school is safe with standard IKO and FIV and fully operational equipment.
- Safety is our primary concern closely followed by having fun! All safety equipment is inspected daily and every instructor carries radios and radio helmets with a two way communication (the same used by Obama!). In Cagliari and Villasimius, we also have a safety kite-boat.
- Our kite school has experienced and highly trained team.
- Fully operational abundance of kitesurf equipment.
- We rent kitesurfing equipment, as well as wetsuits, harnesses, buoyancy aid and helmets to those who have completed kitesurfing courses.
- Multi Language – We’re able to teach in various different languages, including Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.
- Group and student discounts – We offer discounts for students and groups of 4 people and over, please contact us for details.
- Post lesson equipment – If you want to continue kitesurfing, we will help you to find a kite to buy.
- Togheter with KiteGeneration Kiteboarding Association, we run loads of kitesurfing courses, lessons and services, but if you feel there isn’t a course for you on our menu, contact us and we will set it up!
- Most competitive pricing for kitesurfing lessons and services – If you find a better prices for the equivalent lesson / service, we will match it.
Why choose Sardinia and Cagliari?
Sardinia is a beautiful island in the Mediterranean sea, with a big history, a wild nature, fabulous beaches and a clear sea.
Furthermore Sardinia can be considered as a Heaven of wind being wind-blown by Mistral, Scirocco, Grecale, Libeccio, Ponente, Levante for more than 50% of days during the year (stats from www.windguru.com; for more info you can see this article on Weather in Cagliari and Sardinia). In addition, from April to October, local thermal winds blow constantly from afternoon until the sunset in many spots along the Sardinian coast, including Poetto beach in Cagliari, the main spot of Kiteboaring Sardinia Kiteschool. Cagliari its wind conditions, has been choosen for several sail events like the Formula Kite World Championship held in Cagliari on 2014. We rarely have to cancel and re-schedule the kitesurfing lessons.
Cagliari, capital of Sardinia island, becasuse its position in the south-center of island and its attractions, can be considered an ideal place for a Saling / kitesurfing holiday with culture, fun and relax:
- Cagliari and Sardinia are famous for their beautiful beaches, clean water, and weather conditions;
- Position of Cagliari permits to easily reach Villasimius, Costa Rei, Chia, Pula, Porto Botte, Punta Trettu, Sant’Antioco and Masua;
- Cagliari and Sardinia offer a unique cultural, artistic and natural context;
- Nightlife of Cagliari guarantees a lot of fun with other people in a friendly and beautiful environment.
For the above reasons Sardinia and Cagliari can be considered the perfect location to practice any sailing sports in an unique environment.