In Sardinia the bathing season lasts all year and is divided into “Summer bathing season” between April 15th and October 31st and “Winter bathing season” between November 1st and April 14th. In the “Summer bathing season” a dedicated launch lane is mandatory. For this reason we have decided to divide the spots into two categories: those equipped for summer and those where you can only practice in winter. Kite is a modern sport, which saw its birth at the end of the 20th century. There are various disciplines that have developed:
- Kite Wave;
- Kite Freestyle;
- Kite Speed;
- Kite Hydrofoil (How does kite hydrofoil work?).
Kiting Summer Spots in Sardinia
The sixth stop is a large area of the Poetto that takes its name from the time the tram was still running along the coast and every area of the beach was identified by the stop. It is the widest part of the entire beach and having a central position with respect to the bay, it is characterized by poor winds, which will allow you to safely launch the kite. The sirocco (SE) arrives straight on shore and carries considerable waves only when it exceeds twenty knots of intensity. The sand banks move during the year and therefore not the best peaks are to be found along the sandy shore; often in front of the fourth there are steeper waves but which tend to ‘close out’, towards the fifth or sixth instead the waves are more open but with less shoulder. The sirocco can bring algae on the beach only when it exceeds 25 knots. The mistral (NW) blows off shore and does not offer the possibility of navigating without assistance from a kite school or someone qualified to offer the lift service. In case you have assured assistance and as a result you can safely go out to sea, it is good that you know that there are some areas in the bay where the wind is very gusty, others instead where the mastrale relaxes and gives you the chance to surf in complete relaxation. Between the area of the hospitals and the army establishment the wind spreads out, leaving you the possibility of making borders of a few hundred meters without the stress of a gusty wind. , provides the service, on request even in winter (contact them via the website or ask in person at the bar “Il Nilo” for more information).
- Maddalena Spiaggia
- Torre degli ulivi
- Copperton (Copertone)
- Flamingo Beach
- Chia (Su Giudeu)
- Porto Pino
Clean water; good with SW, W e NW (gasty).
- Porto Botte (Is Solinas)
Activity during the summer is tolerated but not permitted.
- Porto Botte (Spiaggia Centrale)
- Porto Botte (Il fortino)
Perfect for freestyle.
- Spiaggia Grande
Spot that rarely works, recommended for the more experienced looking for big waves. Excellent with N wind over 30 knots.
- Punta Trettu (Punt’e Trettu)
Great for lessons and freestyle. Relatively low and flat water which ensures safe activity with both Scirocco and Mistral winds. Once you arrive at the parking lots you will have to walk about ten minutes to reach the point where you can mount the kite; or a beach that significantly changes its size with the tide. It can in fact extend for a few hundred meters or shrink to such an extent that it leaves the space to mount a dozen kites. But don’t worry! Just behind the beach there is a clearing where you can set your kite in case of overcrowding; your equipment will be safe as there are no rocks or branches that can damage it! But be careful: do not fly the kite directly from this space in case it blows Mistral wind! In fact, downwind there are trees that can be very dangerous. To avoid any possible damage, ask a friend for help and bring the kite and downwind lines to the obstacles. At the beach there are always qualified instructors who can help you if you have any problems or need some advice; don’t be afraid, just ask. The schools on the beach are also equipped with assistance boats; therefore do not worry if the wind changes direction (unlikely) you are always safe. If you have carefully read all the precautions we have described, all you have to do is have fun.
Good with mistral with intensity greater than 20 knots. In fact, here the wind is always lower than expected and consequently due to the strong currents the bowline is not easy with light winds. The waves are surfable but it is difficult to find an open wall that does not “close out”, that is, that does not close all together suddenly.
Suitable only for wave surfing, as the mountain on the N side of the bay protects the area where the wave fringes from the typical NW winds that create a swell with which the spot works well.
- Putzu Idu
Beach of the homonymous village, in whose promontory there are the famous spots of Capo, Mini Capo and del Pontile. It represents an excellent base for the daredevils who want to surf the waves of the Cape; in fact, the wide shoreline is excellent for mounting the kite safely, as the wind is constant and the beach break is of modest size. On rough sea days it is also possible to surf the wave on the beach.
- Mini Capo
Good spot with a mistral wind above 35 knots, gusty and suitable only for the most daring. Warning! With a lighter wind, the spot is dedicated to wave surfers, who can also be very aggressive. It is advisable to go out to sea only if no surfer is present due to the excessively strong wind (sometimes there are surfers with the wind blowing more than thirty knots).
- Capo Mannu
Spot next to the mini Capo. When the wind is very strong you can share the spot with surfers and windsurfers, respecting the priorities and being more external than the area where you see the surfers (stay at least forty meters away).
- Sa Mesa Longa (La laguna)
The spot is activated on any SW, W swell and above all with the MW swell NW characteristics. The main feature, which makes the spot unique, is the plank that encloses the gulf, forming a lagoon of crystal clear water. This, due to the sandy bottom, is characterized by a particularly blue and crystalline sea. Outside the lagoon, on a rocky bottom, a wave A frame (outside the islet) and a right, on the right side of the gulf (more frequented by the local) break. Spot more suited to surfing than windsurfing or kite, as when the on-shore or side-shore wind increases beyond 10 knots the wave easily loses its shape and the current increases considerably. The unpaved parking in the central area of the beach is forbidden.
- Alghero (Porto Ferro)
- Alghero (La Speranza)
- Alghero (Lido)
- Alghero (Bombarde)
- Alghero (Maria Pia)
- Alghero (Lazzaretto)
- Stintino (La Pelosa)
- Stintino (Le Saline)
- Spiaggia di Costa Paradiso
- Porto Torres – Platamona (La Torretta)
- Porto Torres – Platamona (Terzo Pettine)
- Porto Torres – Platamona (Marina di Sorso)
- Isola Rossa (Marinedda)
- Porto pollo
Located at the foot of one of the most famous natural sculptures of our island, the Palau bear. The bay is completely dedicated to kite surfers and, even if the wind is often gusty, the spot is considered to be one of the best in northern Sardinia. In fact, in addition to being able to enjoy constant assistance at sea during the day, you can have fun at night in the many clubs scattered along the beach, which are frequented mainly by boys who practice sea activities.
- Punta Saline
This spot is also located in the Gulf of Olbia, characterized by shallow waters and rocks (not dangerous) at the ends of the beach. It is not very well known by sports practitioners, in fact it is a little frequented place where you can look for the perfect breath to spend an unforgettable day.
- Porto San Paolo
- Spiaggia di Don Diego
- San Teodoro (La Cinta – Puntaldia)
What might seem to be a fine strip of white sand with the color of the crystalline sea from the satellite is, in effect, one of the favorite places for inexperienced kiters to learn the first moves. Here you will find several schools that give daily lessons to anyone who wants to enter the world of the “kite”. The shallow water is king for tens of meters and the lack of rocks makes the practice accessible to all. Hundreds of stalls, bars and shops guarantee a service until late in the evening throughout the summer season. Spending a nice evening together is a MUST.
- La Caletta
One of the few spots that work well on the East coast. It works well with SE winds, which when they exceed 20 knots also create considerable waves, which can be surfed in the southern part of the beach.
Winter Spots for Kitining in Sardinia
- Marina Maria – Porto Istana
Location located within the Gulf of Olbia, is highly appreciated by expert kiters and novice subjects. This spot has the peculiarity of having a very long beach with shallow and sandy bottom. Exposed above all to mistral and tramontana and not too strong marine currents. Local windsurfers (local) can be aggressive.
- Chia (Cala Cipolla)
- Porto Pirastu
- Costa Rei
- Cala Sinzias
- Porto Giunco
It is a very good spot from October to April. In fact it is the spot closest to Cagliari where the mistral blows towards the shore, so in the months when there are not many bathers it is perfect to take a leap to the sea on one of the many days when the north-west wind blows over the city. White sand and blue water are the main features. The waves rarely grow beyond the meter.
- Margine Rosso
- Poetto (Marina Piccola)
- Porto Armando
- Porto Taverna