Windsurfing in Sardinia is one of the most practiced water sports, thanks to the insular condition of the territory, frequently beaten by the winds. There are many places in which to practice windsurfing and kitesurfing in Sardinia and events related to this sport.
Where to do Windsurfing in Sardinia
The areas where windsurfing is the most popular in Sardinia are Porto Pollo and Li Junchi in Northern Sardinia, Capo Mannu and Funtana Meiga in the Oristano area and Cagliari, where Italy’s largest windsurfing circle resides. The list does not end here, in fact we can mention Platamona, near Porto Torres, a town exposed to the Mistral and Stintino, exposed to the Mistral and the Levant. Alghero, on the north-western coast, is exposed to the Libeccio, while windsurfing is favored on the opposite north-eastern coast by the Scirocco and the Tramontana.
The spots in South Sardinia are those of Porto Botte and Porto Pino in the Gulf of Palmas, facing the Island of Sant’Antioco, and then Chia in the far south. In Sant’Antioco itself there are three spots in Calasetta, Sa Barra and at Spiaggia Grande, a few km from Calasetta.
In the province of Cagliari on the south-eastern coast there are also the points of Muravera, Porto Pirastu and Villasimius. Each of these places is frequented by tourists and windsurfers who come to Sardinia specifically to practice it in its crystal clear waters.
Learn Windsurfing in Sardinia – Schools and Courses
Porto Pollo is one of the recommended locations, with sports centers offering courses of all levels and for all ages, equipped with changing rooms, showers and storage for personal equipment. Also in Northern Sardinia in Porto Istana there are centers adjacent to exceptional locations for windsurfing, with individual lessons or packages and with complete equipment, life jackets and insurance included in the registration fee.
In the area of Oristano courses and educational activities are organized for adults and children and in Cagliari there is a renowned sailing school with qualified instructors and courses set on the Italian Sailing Federation programs.
Windsurfing in Sardinia: Useful tips and events
If you are a beginner in windsurfing it is very important to choose a board. On the market there are various models, for those who are beginners and for gliding, therefore resistant to shocks and coated with a material that limits the problems of abrasion. To keep in mind that for the stability of the table the volume and the width, not the length, count and the table must be equipped with fin and strap. The ideal would be to advise the best places to buy directly from the schools or from the usual windsurfers in the chosen area.
It is always advisable to pay attention to wind forecasts and to identify a spot where the speed is 10 or 20 knots maximum. If possible, avoid off-shore winds, ie those that push towards the open sea, and in any case be followed by a person on the ground who can monitor your position.
Among the events related to windsurfing in Sardinia, for some years the Grand Slam Windsurfing has been organized, the national championships held simultaneously in Santa Teresa di Gallura. In Porto Liscia exhibition spaces will be set up for companies in the sector and enthusiasts.