KVS | Kitesurf school in Sardinia - Punta Trettu
The ideal spot for kitesurfing in Sardinia
The Spot of Punta Trettu is highly regarded throughout Europe and is certainly one of the best spots for kitesurfing in Sardinia, Italy and Europe According to many professional kiters it is definitely as good as the Brazilian lagoons, for steady winds and flat water.
From April to October the air temperature is between 18 and 35 degrees Celsius and the water temperature is generally between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius.
The recommended wetsuit in Punta Trettu is: 5.4 mm from October until the beginning of May, 3.2 mm during the months of June and September, a lycra for July and August (a 2.5 mm for those most sensitive to cold).
Punta Trettu is a small town that overlooks the lagoon of the Gulf of Palmas, in the south-western part of Sardinia. Known for being windy and sunny all year round, it has always welcomed the fishing activity and in the last 10 years it has become famous for the practice of kitesurfing, well-estabilished in the area.
The Punta Trettu lagoon, unique in its kind for sandbanks that form areas of shallow water and completely flat water, is a corner of paradise for kitesurf lovers, ideal for those who want to learn without the difficulties associated with other spots with gusty winds, waves and high water where you are constantly forced to swim and stay afloat, but it’s also the perfect place for more experienced riders who want to have fun with jumps, tricks and kite loops.
At Punta Trettu there is a navigation channel that connects the port of Sant’Antioco to the northern outlet of the lagoon, as the lagoon itself is not navigable due to the presence of shallow waters. The port can only be reached through the canal, especially for sailing boats with masts over a certain size which cannot go beyond the bridge of Sant’Antioco.
In several areas of the lagoon various kitesurfing realities are developing, but the first ever was Punta Trettu which since 2008 was home to the first kiters who came here due to the flat water conditions and strong winds of Mistral. The first kitesurf school based in Punta Trettu was founded in 2012: the Kite Village Sardegna. Many changes have taken place to make the areas suitable for kitesurfing and to obtain the necessary permits from the competent port authority and the municipality of San Giovanni Suergiu, also taking into account the historical activity of fishing, which has always been practiced in the lagoon.
The kite spot of Punta Trettu is much appreciated for the conditions of crystal clear, flat water and shallow sandy bottoms both of which contribute to make it an ideal spot not only for cruising but also for practicing more technical freestyle tricks. The open space can accommodate many kiters in absolute safety and has separate areas for teaching and for riding. Our beach staff will give you all the necessary information to make the best out of your kiting session.
The configuration of the terrain guarantees safety in all kinds of wind conditions and directions. As a matter of fact, the shallow strip of sand that stretches the beach out to the water has always been considered as a safety zone, a “shore to rely on” whatever the wind direction may be. In case of any problems during your kiting session or if you are simply learning how to ride upwind, it will be always easy to walk safely back to shore.
There are many types of accommodations in Punta Trettu: holiday homes, bed and breakfasts, hotels but there are also campsites and rest areas for campers. To better understand, Punta Trettu is a truly “wild” area, closely linked to kitesurfing: on the spot you will find the 3 local schools that make up “the consortium of authorized schools” and deal with the organization and safety of the spot, The club of the Kite Village Sardegna, located a few steps from the beach of Punta Trettu, very well organized, where there is a school, equipment rental, bar/refreshment point, toilets and the other 2 schools which are located at short distance. On the spot you will find a single B&B, about 600m away, and some houses for rent.
There is also a well-managed hotel with an excellent restaurant about 10 minutes from the spot and several residences with small apartments. The area is very popular with campers of all nationalities who can find services available on site. There are also some campsites for tents and campers nearby.
We advise you to have a car because on the spot, in addition to the Kite Village Sardegna club where you can eat at all hours (open from 9:00 to 24:00) you’ll have to move to reach other restaurants, go shopping or visit beaches and places of interest.
The locals rent numerous houses especially in the village of Matzaccara, 5 minutes from the Punta Trettu spot, or in the very well organized town of San Giovanni Suergiu where you will find supermarkets, shops and other services. On the island of Sant’Antioco, reachable from Punta Trettu in 15 minutes, you’ll find beautiful beaches nearby, all services and nightlife.
Around Punta Trettu we certainly recommend visiting Portoscuso, the island of Sant’Antioco with the town of the same name, the town of Calasetta, to the north of the island, with beautiful beaches and excellent restaurants and the Island of San Pietro and its unique town of Carloforte.
Also worth visiting is Chiara Vigo’s Museum of Byssus in Sant’Antioco, closely linked to the lagoon as the byssus is produced from the raw material found inside the Castanets (Pinna Nobilis, protected species).
The food is very good and you can find good fresh fish in the restaurants in the area. If you are fast enough, you can go to the small port of Punta Trettu when the fishermen arrive in the morning with the catch of the day. Try the spaghetti with anemones or sea urchins.
At Punta Trettu there is a pontoon for boats currently managed by the locals, not very protected in case of strong winds and not in excellent maintenance conditions, including a slipway for launching and hauling small boats.
Every year in Punta Trettu the coast is cleaned up by the local administration with the Marevivo Association which also involves elementary and middle school children. Even kitesurf schools and volunteer kiters take care of cleaning up the area several times during the season as, due to its position, Punta Trettu is an arrival barrier for material lost at sea.
Over the years there have been several sightings of dolphins in the area north of Punta Trettu and some kiters have sailed in the lagoon with these splendid specimens. You could see also pink flamingos, typical of this area.
Here the wind blows constantly throughout the year Temperatures in Punta Trettu are mild and climate is very windy throughout the summer. In winter the days can be stormy and the winds blow over 40 kmh.
Rainy season generally goes from the end of October to February.
The Mistral (North-West) is the predominant wind in Sardinia, especially during spring and summer, and in Punta Trettu it blows strong and steady.
Thanks to the thermal effect generated by the morphological configuration of the land and supported by the pine forest behind the bay, the Mistral – in conditions of clear or partially cloudy sky – enters the bay between 5 and 10 knots stronger than what is shown on the Windguru, Windfinder and Windy forecasts!
The Sirocco (South-East) is opposite in direction to the Mistral and it is channeled perfectly through the bay. It passes the strait of Sant’Antioco and enters the bay clean and steady. It also benefits from the thermal effect. The Sirocco is the dominant wind during the months of September and October.
The West wind works fairly well from spring to autumn.
The East wind enters the bay rather clean and Punta Trettu is perhaps the only spot on the south-west coast that works well with Levante and with all winds from the East!
The Tramontane (North) enters cold and very strong during winter (it might reach speeds of over 50 knots).
Punta Trettu has a large car park, currently free, where cars and campers can park a few meters from the beach which, during the low season, is used for launching and landing kites. During the high season, when the municipal lifeguard service is present, it is forbidden: you must therefore reach the spot at the end of the sand spit, walking along the shore for about 700 metres. This brings us to the real spot, characterized by the famous trees bent by the wind, by a small beach where you can rig the kite and by the sandbank which naturally divides the freeride area on the left and the lessons area on the right, for licensed schools.
In the lagoon, especially in the freeride area, there are shoals of algae which, depending on individual sensitivity, can cause skin irritation (redness and itching), which can be easily treated by rinsing the area with fresh water and applying aloe. In the most serious cases, the irritation could last for a few days. Long wetsuits or lycra leggings are recommended for those who are sensitive. There are no rocks, obstacles or dangerous fish in the lagoon. The seabed is sandy with some shells and castanets (Pinna Nobilis, protected species).
For those attending kitesurfing courses, especially beginners we recommend the use of neoprene shoes, provided by Kite Village Sardegna to their students or purchasable at the club shop.
There are various itineraries along the banks of the Punta Trettu lagoon to be covered on foot or with an excursion on horseback: in the area there are stables that ensure suggestive excursions with a typical lunch and sunset over the lagoon. There are also numerous routes for mountain bikes and e-bikes, information available at some kitesurfing schools. On rare days with little wind, we recommend exploring the lagoon on a SUP, which can also be rented from some local schools.
To be seen absolutely with a good drink in hand the splendid sunset that colors the whole lagoon in various shades from purple red to indigo, creating a truly unforgettable scenario with the typical fishing boats and the islands of Sant ‘Antioco and Carloforte in the background.
Early in the morning or at the end of the day, Atha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practices are organized under the pine forest facing the sea, much loved by kiters to start the sports day with a greeting to the sun and dynamism, or end facing the sunset with Kundalini Yoga that combines meditation, breathing and mantra to end the day in total relax.
Consult the map with the rules to be respected to practice Kitesurfing safely. Download PDF
Punta Trettu is an authorized kite zone. It is under direct supervision of the beach staff who is prepared to provide rescuing in case of need. Inside the bay the kite spot is divided into two areas, marked by a shallow strip of sand that stretches out to the water and that usually resurfaces during low tide. One area is reserved for kitesurfing courses, the other area is used by independent riders. On land there is a specific launching/landing area. All riders are kindly requested to use this safe area, as operating kite equipment outside of this area may be unsafe due to the presence of trees and other large obstacles.
To launch and land the kite safely, you have to go beyond the trees in the SE direction, exactly on the sandbank, this to avoid the occurrence of accidents, even with serious consequences, which unfortunately have already occurred in the past or in the best case scenario in order not to destroy the kite in the trees. There is a motorboat rescue service when the kitesurf schools are open, which goes from April to October.
About 500 meters from shore there is an historical navigation channel. Crossing this channel is severely forbidden, as it is reserved for boats heading to or coming from the port of Sant’Antioco. The channel may be identified by some buoys and signal poles as well as by signs placed on the beach. We recommend all riders arriving for the first time in Punta Trettu to inquire at our reception desk about the authorized kiting areas and the services we offer.
Depending on the presence of swimmers and beachgoers, the beach area right in front of our center may be subject to some safety rules. Usually swimmers are not coming to the beach on days with wind above 15 knots, however it is best practice to set up, launch and land your kite away from swimmers and beach umbrellas if present.
Furthermore, if you want to ride in this area it is strongly recommended to keep clear from shore (at least 200 meters by law) and from the small marina. This is to avoid putting other people’s safety at risk. Especially with Mistral wind, which blows on-shore, if a kite flies out of control or falls from the sky due to turbulence, people walking or laying on the beach may get hurt. Therefore neither teaching nor beginners are allowed in this area! More experienced kiters who wish to ride in this area, please pay particular attention to launching and landing your kite as the wind is particularly turbulent here.
From October 1st to April 30th the designated riding area shrinks considerably as it is a period dedicated to a particular type of local fishing. Therefore it is necessary to respect the fishing areas identified by the small flags and floating buoys placed on top of the fishing nets. In the remaining months riders may still see fishing nets spread out through the lagoon. Generally these nets are placed far from the designated riding areas, however in case you want to ride far from shore, please pay particular attention to these fishing nets.
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Loc. Punta Trettu, Matzaccara
S. Giovanni Suergiu, 09010 (SU)
Management: +39 3280334768
Info: +39 3205363240
In order to participate in any activity and enjoy the full range of services we offer, it is mandatory either to become a member of the Kite Village Sardinia, or to be the holder of a valid FIV or UISP card.
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