Where to do windsurfing and kitesurfing in Southern Sardinia
For wind lovers, here is the list of the best wind and kitesurf spots in southern Sardinia, between Chia and Santa Margherita di Pula.
Sardinia, with its 2000 km of coastline, is one of the windiest regions in Italy, a true paradise for surfers and kiters.
Thanks to its geographic conformation, Sardinia is constantly beaten by the sirocco and mistral winds, it is not in fact a case that it is the Italian tourist destination preferred by surfers.
In many beaches of southern Sardinia you can practice wind and kitesurf and some of them are recognized as perfect “spots”.
The first spot is Poetto beach, in the Gulf of Cagliari, where the 2012 Kiteboard World Championship was held. It is beaten by Mistral, Scirocco and Levante and you can have all the space available since it extends for 8 km .
Taking the SS 195 towards Pula, after 20 minutes you will arrive at Maddalena beach. The spot is perfect for kite surfing, in the summer months thanks to the thermal wind direction Ostro (South) – Libeccio (South-East) which blows with an intensity from 10 to 20 knots. On hot days and no wind, the ideal conditions for wind seekers are created only on this beach.
Continuing on the same road, we arrive in Santa Margherita di Pula as well as the beautiful beach, you can take advantage of the winds of Grecale and Levante that occasionally form discreet waves to surf.
After the beach of Santa Margherita, you arrive at the beach of Chia which, with its crystal clear waters and its white beaches, has a very wide exposure to the winds: Grecale, Levante, Scirocco, Libeccio and Maestrale. In particular the beaches of Su Giudeu and Campana are a famous spot for kiter.