Looking for a kitesurfing destination that offers the perfect combination of shallow flat water, steady winds and great kiting facilities? Then you should consider Punta Trettu kitesurfing holidays in South Sardinia, where you’ll find some of the best conditions in Europe.
Located in the San Giovanni Suergiu municipality of south west Sardinia, Punta Trettu is one of European kitesurfing’s best-kept secrets. But word is getting out. So, if you want to beat the crowds and experience some of the best kitesurfing spots you can imagine, you should book sooner rather than later.
Naturally beautiful Sardinia has more than 2,000km of coastline, sandy beaches and a rugged mountainous interior. Often described as the closest you’ll get to the Caribbean in Europe, you can find gin-clear waters and white sand.
Sardinia is also rather windy. Sitting in the path of the Mediterranean’s prevailing winds they provide ideal conditions for wind sports. And at just a couple of hours from the UK, it’s becoming a popular kitesurfing destination.
Punta (meaning ‘head’) and Trettu (meaning ‘straight ahead’) is a sand spit that juts out from Sardinia towards the nearby island of Sant’Antioco. Behind the spit is a large sheltered area of flat water that is almost an enclosed sea water lagoon.
The beach is ideal for launching and suitable for all levels of kitesurfer. It’s a narrow sandy stretch with very little room for sunbathers. So there’s always room to launch safely. Except for a deeper channel used by local boat traffic, the whole lagoon is a vast kitesurfing playground.
The Mistral, Scirocco, Ponente and Levante winds – some of the most reliable winds in the world – keep conditions great. In short, it ticks all the right boxes. And with facilities improving all the time Punta Trettu kitesurfing holidays in South Sardinia are a must.
Currently, it’s almost exclusively used by kitesurfers, with a smattering of SUPers and almost no sunbathers to get in the way. The kiting zones are generous and there are no charges to use the area. It looks set to become one of the next hot spots of European kitesurfing.
The shallow waters and sandy beach make it a great place for beginners to learn the basics with schools such as Kite Punta Trettu. The wind tends to keep the holidaymakers away, so there are fewer obstacles and hazards. There are some areas with boats and fishing nets, to avoid.
You will need to wear a wetsuit, even in the summer, because the constant wind can make things a little chilly. Neoprene boots are a good idea too. The bottom is mostly sandy and soft but there can be shells which can cause cuts if you come down heavily upon them.
Kite schools, accommodation, hospitality and other facilities are being developed sensitively to meet demand. Combined with the ideal conditions found in this part of the Med make Punta Trettu kitesurfing holidays in South Sardinia one of the top spots in Europe.
Whether you’re a beginner looking for shallow and uncrowded waters in which to build confidence. Or an advanced kitesurfer looking to avoid crowds at other kiting spots, Punta Trettu has a lot to offer. So visit now before the secret gets out!
For more information visit: www.puntatrettukitecenter.com