The notoriety of Sardinia, despite the beauty of the interior, is certainly linked to the sea, its beauty and the possibilities of entertainment it offers. The island is in fact equipped with many centers equipped for marine sports, especially sailing, windsurfing and diving, which can be found in almost all the major seaside resorts.
Sailing in Sardinia
Sardinia is the paradise of sailing in the Mediterranean: the coasts are equipped with various marinas, and the sea, in addition to offering the pleasure of navigation, allows you to enjoy exceptional natural landscapes.
In Caprera, a windswept island in the northern part of Sardinia, is the Centro Velico Caprera, a sailing school founded in 1967 on the initiative of the Italian Naval League, the Touring Club and under the patronage of the Navy. It aims to create, through the practice of sailing, an education and a knowledge of the sea inspired by the traditions of the Italian Navy. With its 2800 students every year, it is the largest Italian sailing school.
Scuba diving in Sardinia
The Sardinian coasts offer thousands of possibilities for lovers of scuba diving: the Bocche di Bonifacio, the coasts of Asinara and Gallura, Capo Caccia, Carloforte, the Gulf of Orosei and the surroundings of the island of Tavolara are some of the most interesting places for the practice of this sport.
Many specialized centers, often at sporting goods stores or private clubs, which organize diving activities and offer assistance and equipment.
Windsurfing in Sardinia
Today Sardinia is one of the favorite destinations for windsurfers, both professionals and beginners. The “paradise of the waves” is the area of Oristano, in particular Capu Mannu, where you can find the highest waves of the Mediterranean (3-5 meters), Funtana Meiga, and Chia, where the now famous Chia Classic Invitational is held , the Master of windsurfing in Italy.
Almost all the tourist beaches offer windsurf boards for rent: Bosa Marina, Calagrande on the island of Sant’antioco, and the Poetto beach in Cagliari. Just the Poetto beach of Cagliari, in the heart of the Golfo degli Angeli, hosts the Wind Surfing Club, the largest sailing club in Sardinia, as well as one of the most important clubs in Italy, born in 1980 thanks to a group of sports enthusiasts sailing and, in particular, windsurfing. The club, which currently has more than 600 members, also organizes windsurfing courses for adults and children.
Surf in Sardinia
In recent years, surfing has spread widely in Sardinia, and several Surf Clubs have sprung up all over the island, including those of Cagliari, Pula, Iglesias, Buggerru, Oristano and Sassari.
The seas that bathe the island, beaten at all times of the year by strong winds, lend themselves well to surfing, and it would be impossible to list all the areas suitable for surfing that can be found along the coast.