Windsurfing in Sardinia is very easy and there are many places to practice this sport because Sardinia is an island that lends itself to windsurfing as well as many other water sports.
The combination of winds such as mistral and sirocco, crystal clear waters and incredible natural landscapes make Sardinia one of the most popular destinations for windsurfing.
In the previous article we have seen a bit of history of this sport, its evolution and the 2 main tables used in water; today we want to take a look to the best 10 windsurfing spots in Sardinia.
So, choose your table, and let’s discover the best 10 windsurfing locations in Sardinia!
The Top 10 Spots To Windsurf in Sardinia
All the locations we offer for Windsurfing in Sardinia have high level schools, where you can both learn to go to the table and rent equipment if you are already an expert.
There are no skills or requisites required to start this sport but at the end of the course you will be able to achieve excellent skills such as balance and safe on-board movements, interpretation of weather signals, position on board and change of direction with relative adjustment of the sail.
1. Porto Pollo
Porto Pollo is perhaps the most famous location for windsurfing in Sardinia. Shortly after Palau in the direction of Santa Teresa Gallura on the right is the road that leads to the entrance of this oasis where you can practice not only windsurfing but also other water sports. The context lends itself so much because there is a strip of sand with beach on both sides with shallow waters, therefore also suitable for children to learn.
Here there is an excellent Sports Center affiliated to the Italian Sailing Federation, and it is also possible to rent equipment and there are changing rooms, hot showers and storage for customers’ materials. The collective lessons are inclusive of wetsuit, life jacket, board, sail and dinghy assistance.
2. Porto Rotondo
From Porto Pollo we can go further south east and go to Porto Rotondo, a few kilometers above Olbia. In one of the most beautiful and evocative gulfs of Sardinia, which is the Gulf of Marinella, there is an incredible scenery where to practice windsurfing. Here you can either rent the equipment or leave your own equipment in storage. They can learn both beginners and children but in the same way even the most expert can enjoy this spectacular beach that is inserted in a unique context with clear and blue waters, yachts in the background especially in summer and all around the typical nature Gallura.
Further south of Porto Rotondo on the same eastern coast of Sardinia we arrive in Orosei and here we go to discover a wilder and more unspoiled tourism.
In Orosei we undoubtedly propose as a location for windsurfing Cala Liberotto. To be precise, Cala Liberotto is between Orosei and Capo Comino, the easternmost tip of Sardinia. Here the bay is emerald in color, the sand is golden and the rocks are clear from where a Mediterranean vegetation comes from dwarf palms, myrtle and prickly pears. The courses here are from 5 years of age and the activities are obviously carried out in total safety. Without doubt one of the best sites for windsurfing in Sardinia.
4. Costa Rei
Leaving central Sardinia to go to the South East, we suggest a place that is located between Costa Rei and Villasimius and is called Cala Sinzias. Here the south-eastern coast is a very long stretch of fine white sand. The natural context is enchanting and Cala Sinzias is 2 kilometers long with clear sea marked by one of the purest Legambiente in Sardinia.
Imagine what it can mean to practice windsurfing in this sea, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful coastlines in Sardinia. Here from 1 July to 10 September windsurfing courses are available for children and adults on various levels.
Moving from Costa Rei and Villasimius to the west we arrive at Cagliari, the largest city and the capital of the island.
Here we leave the long pristine coast to go to the city, precisely we move to Poetto, the most famous beach in Sardinia with 8 kilometers of beach where you can find everything: from sports to beach facilities, from relaxation to aperitifs, from restaurants to accommodation facilities. The context here is unique, and the racing area is just a few hundred meters from the shore. The wind never fails here and it will be exciting to set sail with the Devil’s Saddle beside you. In the evening the beach lends itself to a lot of parties and parties.
Going further south to about fifty kilometers from Cagliari we arrive at Chia, one of the most famous seaside resorts without a doubt.
Thanks to the constant wind, in particular the sirocco which predominates throughout the summer, Chia is one of the most sought after destinations for lovers of water sports and has been re-named the southern capital of windsurfing.
Here, among all the beaches, we choose the beautiful Su Giudeu. Qualified instructors, courses for all levels from the age of 6 where you start from the explanation of the equipment until you get to the offshore to perfect sailing speeds.
7. Putzu Idu
From Chia we go back to the center of the island but this time from the west side and we arrive at Putzu Idu where we find the famous Capo Mannu, destination for windsurfing experts because of its big and powerful waves. Here you really need to be prepared because the waves can push you into rocky plateaus so the reflex readiness is important to avoid damaging the equipment. The small bay has exposure to the open sea and if the wind is too strong, no problem, we move a few hundred meters to Mini Capo where the waves are kinder.
Worth noting here is the first edition of the Surf Festival on October 14th and 15th just south of Putzu Idu, in the Municipality of San Vero Milis.
From the West Center we always go up the North side until we reach Alghero, the Sardinian Barceloneta.
Here we are spoiled for choice of beaches for windsurfing: from the Bombarde Beach to Porto Ferro up to the Mugoni Beach.
We choose Porto Ferro, technically in the Municipality of Sassari but still very close to Alghero and its airport, because if at Capo Mannu we have privileged the most experienced, here we privilege those who still have to learn. In fact the westerly winds make it possible to go out in safe conditions even with the flat sea, an ideal condition to approach this sport. Obviously we must pay attention to the currents. The beach of Porto Ferro is almost 2 kilometers long, it is sandy and has ample parking, ideal for those who venture also with campers.
Continuing uphill from Alghero, a few dozen kilometers and we arrive at Stintino. We leave the wild west coast to return to the north and we are facing the island of Asinara. A few kilometers south of the Pelosa Beach we find the ideal conditions for practicing Windsurfing thanks to the conformation of this basin of water with calm and crystalline waters. The school for over 30 years accompanies beginners and experts in the practice of this activity.
10. Red Island
From Stintino then continue east to arrive at Isola Rossa where we have one of the most suitable beaches as well as the most popular destinations for windsurfing: Marinella Beach. One of the most sought after because this bay receives swells both from the mistral and from the west and is one of the beaches with the highest percentage of surfable waves in the Mediterranean.
Qualified instructors are also available for beginners and courses for all ages from 5 years upwards.
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Are you not coming to mediterranean sea and instead you want to head to the ocean? Check out our kitesurf and windsurf school in Fuerteventura, with its base in the sandy north of the island.
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