WindSurf Sardinia is a water sports school with the main goal of spreading the love for sea and sports. With us you can learn a wide range of sports, including windsurf (read how to get on a windsurf board), kitesurf, surf (check out the right board size for you), wakeboard, snorkeling and a lot more. Its main base in punta trettu, in the beautiful southwest coast of sardinia. The spot is particularly known for its flat and shallow water, which makes it perfectly suited for beginners and free styling practice or classes.
About Windsurf Sardinia
- The Location
- The Club House
- The Experience
- Teaching Technique
- The Crew
- General Info
- Best Forecast Websites
The school has its original base in the world known lagoon of Punta Trettu; it is placed right in front of Sant’ Antioco island (about 1000meters) in the windy south-west Sardinia (SW spots in Sardinia). The lagoon is mainly sandy with a average water depth of 1 meter, height that is perfect for children, beginners and freestylers that want to have a ride with the possibility of taking a rest whenever they want and chill standing on the sea bottom.
The Club house
The school has just been rebuilt, so the student accommodation is on site. It is open all year long. In the winter though, especially on cloudy days, the school can be closed, and that’s why in this case we suggest to contact us to be sure to find someone at the spot.
The house is located at just 100 meters from the main spot and it’s the first building you will find on your left while driving to the beach. Once you get here you will discover a spacious private parking where you can safely leave your car for free. In case you are traveling with a camper we have a whole dedicated area with all the services you may need: electricity, water, bathrooms, showers and a bar. The structure has four bedrooms with private bathroom.
Instructors are certified by:
- Italian Sailing Federation (FIV): with certifications for both kitesurfing and windsurfing. It represents the National Authority for Italy and it is recognized by The Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI, Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano). the instructor with FIV training adopts a more theoretical method for teaching, with a strong theoretical base formation before entering the water. FIV instructors are for sure more skilled in kids group lessons, as long as they are formed to transmit an agonist approach to the sport.
- Verband Deutscher Windsurfing und Wassersportschulen (VDWS) with certifications for both kitesurfing and windsurfing. It represents a private aligned system of services around wind sports that certifies a certain standard level of the instructors. It has the same function of IKO for kiteboarding.
- International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) concerning kitesurf lessons.
and have extensive experience with kids and students of all levels.
The team speaks Italian, English, Spanish, French and German, so that international courses are available.
Lesson are individual or collective, depending on the preferences of our guests. We recommend group lessons especial for children to encourage participation and enhance performance.
Lessons follow a practical and theoretical mix. First working with the gear on land we give students the option of getting used to the equipment before moving to the water.
The school uses VHF Radio and Bluetooth helmets for advanced lessons, keeping in contact at all times with the student is of essential importance for their development and safety on and off the water. Though the water depth never falls below a meter we also recommend the use of safety vests and gear for all our students.
Also known as the Green squad is made up of dedicated, enthusiastic and experience instructors from around the world. Many of whom heard about our school abroad and moved here for the opportunity to work on our team. There are 12 windsurfing instructors on staff, male and female with backgrounds and qualifications in multiple water sport activities including Kitesurfing, Surf and Sailing. Three years obligatory experience is a prerequisite and positive attitude and personality is a must.
Every year the team gets bigger and the family grows, and we welcome new amazing members to our crew! Our goal being to help our students learn and enjoy the beautiful sport which is Windsurf. On our journey we exchange stories and creating new adventures with our guest. Your happieness is our satisfaction. This year with our new club house and never level Green Crew ready to rock the lagoon, we give a shout out to all our returnees out there, get ready, this summer is going to be the best yet !
Windsurfing Green school
Sardinia is known for its beautiful weather and magnificent beaches, and like many other islands in the Mediterranean the marks of a slow but tireless global warming is taking its toll. Sea levels have risen here by 7 cm over the last five years this may not sound major but when you look at the damage only several centimetres of flooding can cause to a community such as Venice you will understand impact such a small but unmerciful rise can have.
Like most water lovers our Crew is dedicated to create a sustainable cleaner environment for future windsurf generations to come. For this reason, when building the new house some modification had to be made. New solar panels will give energy and heating to the house warming the showers and the rooms. Water, is pumped from a natural spring beneath the ground which service both the house and the campsite for drinking water. Fresh Sardinia water is said to be the best tasting water in the world!
We also run an evening voluntary rubbish collection along the shore line, with free beers for those over 18 and ice pops for those under.With good company and serene sunsets, little is lost on a nice stroll along the shore line.What’s more, we consider ourselves extremely lucky to be able to cook using completely fresh and local products! Anything that you buy in the café is guaranteed to be sourced locally, for the benefit of the community and its economy and to the delight of our health and bodies. Fish for example is boat from local fishermen that dock on the pier right on the side of the school.Good fresh food is a great way to keep energy levels up and families happy and healthy during long days in the sun and on the water.
Are you looking for places to surf around the world? Look no further.
We would like to give you some information and suggestions that might be useful in order to be able to choose the right place to travel to and the right spot, according to the particular swell forecast.
Do you want to know all the information of the best windsurfing spots is Sardinia? Do you want to be informed about particular events around our beautiful island? Are you a kitesurfer? Do you know that kiting spots are not the same as windsurfing ones?
Here we are to answer all your questions.
There is something really important in knowing how the waves form. But why is this connected to your understanding of the weather forecast?
Ocean and sea waves are a magical natural phenomena that depends on low pressure systems, which blow strong winds over the water surface. The magnitude of the wave mainly depends on the fetch, that represents all the space distance along which the wind has blown. Fetch determines the period of the wave, that you will discover to be more important than the size, in order to determine a good surfable wave. Seas, like the ‘Mediterranean sea”, hardly have periods over 11 seconds, while oceans can easily go over 15; but when you read in the forecast that a swell with a period over 11 seconds is coming, you should be extremely happy, because that is considered to be a big period.
The period determines the energy of the wave and can incredibly increase its size, in the moment it brakes. So you now actually do understand that when a swell has a good period it implicitly has a huge fetch, which means that as long as the wave traveled for miles and miles, probably the effect that determined its birth (the wind) is partially or totally gone! That means, especially in the seas, that when you have a nice period you will have a no wind session, or, if the wind seems to be still strong, that when it will be gone the waves will last for a few more days.
Once Arrived At The Spot
Take your time before jumping in the water. From the shore it is often possible to check the current direction, the bottom formation, the way in which waves break, the swell intensity and trend; all this will make you comfortable with the spot and will make you understand where and when you should jump in the water.
Planning your sesh is mandatory in order to have fun. The first suggestion is that you should take a look to what other surfers do. Asking information is always helpful, especially if you are new to a place; not just because you will have a safer time in the water, but because in speaking you will understand what is the reaction of local to foreign surfers. “Locals” phenomena is worldwide known to be a huge problem for tourists, as long as unfortunately it is customary that to ”protect” their place local people can be aggressive.
Weather forecast Websites
Here a list of weather forecast sites that we hope will be useful for you to have a nice session. There’s some website that works better for winds and some other that instead predicts better waves swells.
- Magic sea weed (MSW – magicseaweed)
- LaMMA Meteo, vento e mare
We are continuously refreshing and upgrading our surfing and kiting map, for you to be always updated with info from different spots around the world.