Punta Trettu has become known as one of the best kitesurfing spots in Sardinia, Italy and Europe. According to many experienced kiters, this place can definitely compete with Brazilian lagoons in terms of wind stability and flat water.
In the period from April to October, the air temperature ranges from 18 to 35 degrees, while the water temperature is generally between 15 and 25 degrees.
For kitesurfing in Punta Trettu we recommend the following wetsuits:
- 5.4 mm from October to the beginning of May
- 3,2 mm for June and September
- a Lycra suit or for the slightly cooler months of July and August 2.5 mm
Everything you need to know about Punta Trettu
Punta Trettu is a small resort overlooking the lagoon of the Gulf of Palmas. The place is located in the southwestern part of Sardinia. It is known for its year-round windy and sunny conditions, as well as fishing, which also has its home here.
About 10 years ago, Punta Trettu was discovered as a kite spot. Since then, the sports infrastructure has evolved and the area has gained popularity.
The lagoon of Punta Trettu is a paradise for kitesurfers. It is so unique because of the many different sandbanks, areas with shallow, completely flat water and therefore the associated safety. Due to its characteristics, this spot is ideal for those who want to learn kitesurfing. You don’t have to fight with gusty wind, waves and deep water here, instead you can dive into the world of kitesurfing without stress and fear. Nevertheless, this lagoon is also a must for experienced riders to bring their skills in general or special tricks to the next level.
In Punta Trettu there is a navigation channel that connects the port of Sant’Antioco with the northern exit of the lagoon, because the lagoon itself is not navigable due to the shallow water. The port can be reached only through the channel. This is an important access especially for sailboats with high masts that cannot pass under the bridge of Sant’Antioco.
In the meantime, more and more kitesurf spots have been established in the lagoon. Initially Punta Trettu was considered as an insider tip, since 2008 it has been declared as a paradise by the first kitesurfers, thanks to the sum of its advantages (shallow water and reliable wind conditions).
In 2012 the first kitesurfing school opened in Punta Trettu: Kite Village Sardegna.
The owners took numerous initiatives to make the area more suitable and safer for kitesurfing, obtaining all the necessary permits from the relevant port authority and the municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu. Throughout the process, the historic fishery was never neglected. A respectful coexistence has a very high priority for those responsible.
Here you can glide over the water
The spot “Punta Trettu” is known for its shallow and crystal clear water. The sandy shallow area is ideal for beginners or freestyle kitesurfers. Due to the size of the available area, it has been divided into two separate zones.
In the school zone, students work on the basics of their skills with the coaches in a stress-free and safe environment, while the advanced riders can let off steam in the rider zone.
Before you go out on the water, feel free to contact us and we will show you everything in detail.
A safe kite spot
The nature of the spot makes it safe in all wind conditions and directions. The headland that extends into the bay is used as a launch and landing site. The offshore sandbank allows you to learn to kite safely. In case of any problems during your kiting session or if you are simply learning how to ride upwind, it will always be easy to walk safely back to shore.
Accommodation in Punta Trettu
The accommodation options in the nearby area of Punta Trettu are diverse – there are vacation homes, guesthouses, hotels, but also campsites and caravan parks to choose from.
Vacation homes, guest houses, hotels For better understanding, Punta Trettu is a truly “wild” area, closely related to kitesurfing.
Directly at the location there is a B&B and a few houses for rent. The distance to the kitespot is about 600m.
The nearest accommodation can be found in Matzaccara. A small village about 5 minutes by car from Punta Trettu. Here locals rent vacation houses and apartments – so for you a sardinian local flair is included.
A little further away (about 10 min) there is an excellent hotel with an outstanding restaurant. In this area you will also find houses with small apartments for rent.
The next bigger town is San Giovanni Suergiu. Here you can reach supermarkets, stores and various services in addition to many accommodation facilities.
On the island of Sant’Antioco, which can be reached from Punta Trettu in 15 minutes by car, you will find beautiful beaches, all kinds of services and an exciting nightlife.
Camping & Motorhome sites Camping lovers can find their happiness nearby in the beautiful camping and camper sites. If you are traveling “wild” with your camper, you will also find everything you need for your needs.
Schools & services at the spot The club “Kite Village Sardegna”, is located just a few meters from the beach of Punta Trettu. There you can find a kite equipment rental, a bar/restaurant, sanitary facilities and of course many coaches who will help you with the first steps into the kite world or to reach the next level. On the spot there are the three local schools that make up the “Consortium of Approved Schools” and take care of the organization and safety of the spot.
We recommend you to come by car or to rent an appropriate vehicle. Apart from the “Kite Village Sardegna Club”, where you can eat and drink from 9 am to midnight, the next shopping or restaurant possibilities are at least 10 minutes away by car. In the area there are many beautiful places like beaches, bays or charming towns to explore, unfortunately this is also not manageable without a car. Therefore, for your maximum vacation enjoyment the car is a MUST.
What is there to see in Punta Trettu?
In the area around Punta Trettu we definitely recommend a visit:
- the village of Portoscuso
- the island of Sant’Antioco with the town of the same name, in the north of the island there is the town of Calasetta with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants
- the island of San Pietro with the unique village of Carloforte
Also worth a visit is the “Museo del Bisso” in Sant’Antioco by local artist Chiara Vigo, who creates wonderful works of art with the so-called sea silk – a raw material obtained from the pinna nobilis (mussel).
Other information about Punta Trettu
Fish lovers are in good hands in Punta Trettu and its surroundings. If you’re lucky, you’ll meet fishermen in the early morning hours who will be happy to sell the freshly caught delicacies directly to you. Are you rather in vacation mode and don’t feel like cooking, there are plenty of great restaurants in the area waiting for you with delicious dishes such as seafood, pizzas, seasonal vegetable dishes and Sardinian national menus (e.g. spaghetti with anemones or sea urchins).
The local run pier in Punta Trettu offers the possibility of launching boats into the water. It should be noted that the jetty in general and the slipway are in poor condition. The reason for this is that the entire facility is practically unprotected in strong winds. Therefore, caution is advised here.
Together against the garbage, together for nature. Even Punta Trettu is not protected from the general pollution. Due to the occasionally strong winds, plastic garbage keeps accumulating on the beach. We are grateful that the local government, in cooperation with the association “Marevivo”, carries out a shore cleanup several times a year. During the season, the kite schools organize regular “garbage collection activities”. Kitesurfers, students, kite instructors, family and friends come together. You too can be part of the next event.
In the last few years there have been dolphin sightings in the northern area of Punta Trettu. Some kiters have reported spectacular encounters with these magnificent creatures while kiting in the lagoon.
Also beautiful to see are the pink flamingos typical of the area. They can be found in large flocks in parts of the lagoon or flying romantically through the sunset.
Weather in Punta Trettu
About the weather in Punta Trettu we can say that it is mostly sunny with constantly strong wind. That already sounds like a vacation, doesn’t it? In the summer season you can expect temperatures
between 25-36°C and a wind of about 15-28 knots. Winter, on the other hand, is much colder (6-18°C) and there are also stormy days
when the wind blows up to 40 knots. In the period from October to February there can be occasional showers.
The Maestrale (northwest) is the predominant wind in Sardinia, especially in spring and summer. Especially in Punta Trettu it is fun to kite in this wind. Thanks to the thermal wind generated by the morphological conditions and the pine forest behind the bay, the mistral arrives with 5 to 10 knots stronger than predicted by Windguru, Windfinder and Windy. This applies in clear or slightly cloudy conditions!
The Scirocco (southeast wind), coming from the direction opposite to the Mistral, is perfectly channeled, passing through the Strait of Sant’Antioco and sweeping cleanly and constantly over Punta Trettu. It is the predominant wind in September and October.
The Ponente (west) works very well from spring to autumn.
The Levante (east) comes in quite cleanly and Punta Trettu is perhaps the only place on the southwest coast that works well with this wind and with all winds from the east!
The Tramontana (north) comes in cold and very strong in winter (even over 50 knots).
What is the best way to reach the kitespot?
Punta Trettu has a large parking lot, currently free, where cars and campers can park just a few meters from the beach.
There are two launching and landing areas for kites. During the low season, the take-off is already allowed on the small beach near the harbor. However, during the high season, launching is only possible at the end of the headland, which is about 700 meters from the parking lot.
But the way to the main spot is worth it. Here you will meet the harmonious kite community, you can safely launch and land your kite or rest under the famous trees bent by the wind. The headland runs out into a very shallow sandbank that separates the freerider and school areas in a very natural way.
What you should know about the lagoon
There are swarms of algae in the lagoon, especially in the freeride area, which can cause skin irritation (redness and itching) depending on individual sensitivity. However, these can be easily treated by rinsing with fresh water and applying aloe. In severe cases, irritation may persist for several days. Long wetsuits or Lycra leggings are recommended for sensitive individuals.
There are no rocks, obstacles or dangerous fish in the lagoon. The seabed is sandy with occasional shells, some of those are quite sharp. Therefore we recommend using neoprene shoes. These are provided to the participants of the kitesurfing courses, especially to the beginners of Kite Village Sardegna, or can be purchased in the store of the club.
What to do in Punta Trettu
Along the shore of the lagoon there are lovely routes for hiking, biking or horseback riding.
The nearby riding stables offer beautiful excursions along the coast. We recommend a horseback ride during a wonderful sunset. It is also possible to book day trips with a typical local lunch.
For all bike lovers there are numerous rentals in the area to explore the area guided or on your own. For more information, please contact the kvs reception.
If it’s a windless day, don’t worry, you can still get out on the water with the SUP (stand-up board). Rentals are available at the kvs reception.
With a good drink in hand, be sure to watch the magnificent sunset that colors the entire lagoon in various shades from purple to indigo. With the fishing boats and the silhouettes of the islands of Sant’Antioco and Carloforte, the sight is unforgettable.
Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga
In the early morning hours or during the sunset, yoga classes are organized under the pine trees overlooking the sea.
Kiters can start their day with a dynamic sun salutation and end it with a calm Kundalini yoga session focused on meditation, breathing and mantra.
Safety rules to keep Punta Trettu a secure place Follow the rules
Please familiarize yourself with the rules that apply in the area. You can download a PDF here
Kitesurfing is only allowed in the designated areas
Punta Trettu has an approved kitesurfing area that is supervised by beach staff and lifeguards. Due to the size of the available area, it has been divided into two separate zones. In the school zone, the students work on the basic skills with the coaches in a stress-free and safe way, while the advanced ones can enjoy themselves in the rider zone.
In order to launch and land the kite safely, it is requested to do so further out on the sandbank, keeping a large safe distance from the trees and people on the beach. For accidents recorded in the past can be avoided in this way. During the opening hours of the kitesurfing schools from April to October, there is a rescue service with a motorboat.
Beware of sections that are not navigable
Near the spot, at a distance of 500 meters, there is a historical channel that must not be crossed under any circumstances, as it is reserved for boats going to or coming from the port of Sant’Antioco. It is marked by a series of buoys and signal poles and by signs on the spot. However, we advise all riders coming to Punta Trettu for the first time to ask at our reception desk at Kite Village Sardegna about the authorized areas of the spot and the rescue service.
Beware of swimmers, if present
The beach section in front of our club can be used as an entry point during the low season. If there are bathers on site during this time, despite the low probability, they have priority and the kite may only be launched or landed at a great distance. If there are bathers on site during this time, despite the low probability, they have priority and the kite may only be launched or landed at a great distance
It is also recommended to kite far away from the shore (200 m by law) and from the marina , in order to avoid the risk of harming people on the beach or pedestrians in case of a falling kite during mistral winds (onshore). This area is therefore strictly prohibited for instruction and practice for beginners. Caution is also advised when launching and landing in this area, as the wind on the beach is very gusty.
Seasonal changes should be noted
The period from October 1 to May 31, is reserved for local fishermen. For this reason, there may be restrictions due to fishing nets in some areas around the headland and the usual kite zones. These are marked by buoys, flags and poles.
Should you move away from the designated kite zones during the main season, you might come across fishing nets here and there. Consequently, it is important to ride with caution.
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