7 Days Kite Surf Camp in Italy

  • Kitesurf Sardinia Surf Camp, Sant’Antioco, Sardinia, Italy

Italy Surf Camp

Kitesurf Sardinia school is on southwest corner of Sardinia, one of the most windy zone of Mediterranean sea. The kite center is on the beautiful Porto Pino beach, a beautiful bay surrounded by a nice pinewood and high white dunes and with a crystal turquoise water. Kitesurf Sardinia does the school in partnership with the Lido Oasi Azzurra, and they have an official kite zone authorized by Sardinia government and coastguard. The lido offer you everything you need to spend a lovely day with your family and friends: the bar, a beach restaurant where you can have delicious meal with very fresh fish, and relax on the sun loungers.

Highlights

  • 5 hours private lesson
  • Highly qualified instructor
  • Transfer from and to kite spot
  • Transfer from and to Carbonia train station
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Equipment included
  • 5 days with instruction
  • German, Italian, Russian, English
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Joining this package, you will share a double room in a self-catering apartment in Sant Antioco city. Each apartment is composed of 2 - 3 bedrooms, kitchen, and bathroom. Single room is available.

The Full Power program is for all intermediate and advanced rider that want to give a boost to their kiting skills! There are three different programs depending on your level:

Freeride program

Consist of riding upwind, turns, carvings, riding toe side

Freestyle program

Consist of jumps, rotations, grabs, railey

Waveriding program

Consist of riding surfboard strapless, carvings, surfing front and back side

For the waveriding program Kitesurf Sardinia recommends April and May. Kitesurf courses are designed for maximum enjoyment and fast and safe learning. Student's safety, great lesson quality and advanced teaching methods, including the use of radio communication for immediate feedback for fast learning - and video feedback, are the milestones of Kitesurf Sardinia approach that will get you in kitesurfing in the easier, efficient and safe way.

On average, there are 60% windy days in one week. So it's possible that there will be 2 days without wind, in which case you will be offered others sport activities to enjoy. During their 5 years of experience, Kitesurf Sardinia have never had a week without wind at all.

  • Alessandro Ferro

    Alessandro is the founder of Kitesurf Sardinia and Kitesurf Vietnam schools. He is a dreamer with an endless imagination. He has a degree in computer science and worked for nine years as a software engineer developing web portals. One day, he threw his tie, suit, and keyboard, started to work as a kitesurf instructor. In 2005, he got the authorization from Sardinia government to set up the kitezone of Porto Botte, the first official kitezone in Southern Sardinia.

Kitesurf Sardinia office is in Sant'Antioco at 90 kilometers to Cagliari, on the southwest coast. The kite school is in Porto Pino beach in the dune area.

Nearby places

  • Cagliari-Elmas airport, 80 km
  • Aghero and Olbia airports, 330 km
Activities
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
General
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Café nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Kitchen
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Beach transfer in no wind days
  • Daily transfer to kite spot
  • Equipment
  • Transfer from and to Carbonia train station
  • Airport transfer
  • Gear rent outside the lesson time

Arrival by airplane

You can arrive at Cagliari Airport (CAG). Transfer from and to Cagliari airport (CAG) is on request.

Transfer during daytime is 80 EUR/ way, and 100 EUR/ way during night time.

Arrival by train

From Cagliari airport you can catch a train to Carbonia every 30 - 50 minutes from 06:30 to 20:50.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Kitesurf Sardinia an inquiry.

Testimonials

  • Review by Simon Zeng Hao from Hong Kong, China

    "Being a total beginner for kiteboarding, Alex and his assistants are very patient, supportive, and earnest both on the water and off the water! I had spent total four fabulous weeks in Sant' Antioco with Kitesurf Sardinia, two full weeks of lessons, and one week self practice on water. I started as a total beginner who know very little about kitesurfing and somehow afraid of the powerful kite. But at the end of the trip, I am now able to setup equipment by my self, know how to ride upwind and downwind, and started to practice my jumps on the water. It's truly a life changing experience! Born and raised in Sardinia, head coach Alex started with safety first concept immersed at every step which make me very confident with the powerful kite, from understand basic acknowledgment of wind and aerodynamic, equipment use and maintenance, self rescue, body drag, and body drag with board. I have been making great progress and having fun everyday with the crew. Kitesurf Sardinia has the best instructors, equipment, and indeed many good spots (depends on wind direction) for beginner and intermediate kiteboarders! Sant'Antioco is such a lovely quite Mediterranean town with many breathtaking beaches around and multiply outdoors sports options for non-windy days. I will definitely come back! "

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  • Review by Jack from Australia

    "Completely enjoyed my week with the guys from the Kitesurf Sardinia school. The course was excellent and the guys were very passionate about teaching the sport. I found their teaching techniques very good the use of a radio helmet was very helpful. The course was set up very well not just the kitesurfing component but also the accommodation and travel. The whole course was well organized and I can now ride, which is good considering I have never ridden a board in my life. A completely enjoyable week from start to finish amazing, not just school but also location, people, and food."

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  • Review by Roberto de Filippo from Germany

    "I starting kiting three years ago in Florida, but shortly after, I moved to Munich with my wife and two little children. I fell in love with kiteboarding during a trip to the famous Gorge in Oregon. There I saw two men flying across the water pulled by beautiful kites. Next thing I did back in Florida was to buy a kite and pay for some lessons. Unfortunately I do not have a chance to kite often and in the past three years, I have had about 25 sessions in total. Kiteboarding is a passion of mine and I remain determined to practice it as often as possible. In February 2011, I was planning my family vacation and I had a few goals in mind: Find a place with beautiful beaches, clear waters, with lots of wind yet peaceful with good food, and affordable. I was basically looking for a place to give my non-kiter wife and my children a nice beach vacation while allowing me to go kiting. Having just come back from South West Sardinia, I can tell you that when I found this island, Alessandro carefully advised me about the right lodging for my family and we picked a large apartment in Calasetta. Calasetta is a small town that looks just like the Italy I used to watch in the black and white movies my father used to play. It was calm with friendly people. Lots of small shops where we could find amazing food and clothing. Everybody that we met was basically extremely friendly to us. The town offers three beaches that are just amazing, with a light-tan sand, and crystalline waters. There is no traffic (at least in June) and reaching the beaches and parking was done daily without hassle. At night I enjoyed playing Chess with my buddy Burke (He came along with us with his wife and two children from the States), eating Gelato and watching the kids play with the local kids in the main Piazza. "

    "Of the 14 days we spent there we had eight Mistral days (strong NW winds) and four South-Winds days, so after having been about four hours at the beach with my family I would drive to Porto Botte (20 minutes drive), and kite until sunset. Mistral blows side or Side-on shore at Porto Botte almost daily with intensity between 18 and 30 knots. "

    "The wind blows all day but it gets stronger in the afternoon. Porto Botte offers flat water close to the beach and small chop further out. The water is shallow for the first 100 yards and is ideal for beginners and expert kiters alike. No swimmers on the area and enough beach space for all kiters. For a day trip, Cagliari is definitively worth it and for a Caribbean-like beach experience drive to Chia area. You will not be disappointed. This areas is still pristine and is visited by a relatively few tourists....at least for now! I recommend SW Sardinia and Alessandro to all; He picked us up at our arrival and welcomed us with a bottle of wine while showing us the apartment. He gave us great indications according to our needs and was always ready to help during our stay. We hope to be back soon."

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  • Review by Justin from New York, USA

    "To anyone interested in learning to kiteboard, I highly recommend spending some time with Alessandro in Sardegna. I loved my four days there this past June and went from knowing nothing about the sport to feeling very confident in my skills, my understanding of how and why things work, and to understanding all the necessary safety procedures. Ale was a true joy to work with. He is patient, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced, and focused on ensuring his students and Sardinian guests enjoy themselves. Finally, the location near Sant'Antioco was perfect. It is used only by kiteboarders so there is no need to worry about swimmers and others folks in the water. The winds are strong, steady, and reliable. And the water is mostly flat making learning that much easier. And to top it off Ale can help you find a place to stay, restaurants to eat enjoy, and sights to see. Thanks Ale!"

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  • Review by April from Singapore

    "We had a fantastic time thanks to Alessandro and his team. The accommodation was perfect. Alessandro showed us all the great places in Sant Antioco and the kite instruction was great too. "

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  • Review by Fabien from Paris, France

    "We decided to go to Porto Botte at the very last minute as we were looking for a nice place to practice kite surf (I was a beginner, my boyfriend was intermediate). Porto Botte was the perfect place! The spot is very beautiful, with good wind, and warm shallow water. Alessandro, our instructor is strongly contributing to make this place really enjoyable for kite surfing. Safe and fun, he contributes to creating a very good atmosphere on this kite beach where everybody has a very sportive and good spirit. On the contrary to some other instructor we had, he is not the kind of person who will count every minute he spends helping you but will just spend the time you need, always providing good tips, advice, and all at an affordable price. He will also teach you all the safety practices you need to know (but not in a boring way) and will be as happy as you to see your progress! We had a really good time, just wish we could stay longer! We will be back. So thanks again for everything. Hope to see you soon in Porto Botte!"

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  • Review by Samantha Gordon from USA

    "I had a really nice holiday in the south of Sardegna while learning to kitesurf. The weather was ideal for a few days and Alessandro did a great job of teaching all of the points of kitesurfing focusing on safety and skills. The equipment he had was excellent and we went to several different beaches to accommodate for the weather. Alessandro was also able to arrange for lovely accommodation, airport transfers, and on one bad kiting day, he took me around for a really interesting tour of Sant' Antioco. I would recommend to anyone to go to the southwest of Sardegna and learn to kitesurf with Alessandro. Thanks again Alessandro, "

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  • Review by a traveler from The Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Alessandro and Lola both instruct with enthusiasm and dedication. They really make an effort to let everyone get the most out of their kite lessons. Last but not least the spot Porto Pino is much nicer than Porto Polo: we've been to both. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the views and beach can't be better."

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  • Review by a surfer from Belarus, Minsk
    10 out of 10

    "I had absolutely excellent experience with Alex Kitesurf School Sardinia! All is great: location on one of the best South Sardinia beaches, great coaches who speak English and Russian, very fair prices, great attention to new comers and all guests! I had lessons of kite from zero and it was a unique experience: the coach was attentive and experienced, he choose the timing when only the ideal weather and wind for kite established, he did his best for me not to have fear, but to have a great fun. Highly recommended for everyone, including ladies!"

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  • Review by a surfer

    "We went there with our family on holiday. Wanted to learn how to kite with my 15 year old son. This is the place to be. Very nice people, they really want to learn you how to kite safely. There passion of kite and teaching combines to a powerful kite school. Love to go back. Thanks Alessandro and Lelya for making it an even more pleasant stay."

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  • Review by a surfer from London, United Kingdom

    "We went as a family (with two children 13 and 15) to learn to kitesurf with Alessandro, Lelya and Anastasia. The team were great, very friendly and professional. Alessandro was great at communicating before and also when we were in Sardinia. They were all excellent teachers and very patient. The teaching method was very good and attentive. The teaching is much easier when the wind is blowing from the North West. The location is beautiful and not too crowded (even in July) and the beach has soft white sand and is very clean... The Lido Oasi Azzurra has food, drinks, chairs and umbrellas to help relax and refresh. We had a great time."

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  • Review by Joseph S from Concord, Massachisetts, USA
    10 out of 10

    "Alessandro organizes an excellent kitesurf learning experience. He and his fellow teachers (Lola, Anastasia, Jeremy) are very knowledgeable about their sport and lots of fun to be with. Even on the days when wind conditions were not just right, Alessandro took us around to wonderful swimming, snorkeling and cliff jumping spots on the southern end of Sardinia. I recommend staying in the apartment with other teachers and students as that offers an opportunity to discuss kitesurfing, philosophy and drink beer. Alessandro and his team are very passionate about kitesurfing and Life. You will have a wonderful time there, as I did with my son. Thank you Alessandro, Lola, Jeremy and especially Anastasia (our wonderful teacher)."

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  • Review by a surfer
    10 out of 10

    "We contacted Alex before our holiday to arrange to hire equipment as my husband already kite surfs and I am 'nearly there'. Alex was really helpful, explained the costs and that they don't hire equipment to beginners, so I decided to have a lesson. The wind wasn't great while we were there. We would have been disappointed if this had been a kite surf holiday! But there was good wind one day. We met Alex and he explained the safety rules of the beach. You have to body drag out quite a way. My husband was a bit put out, but it is the coast guards rules. I've had a few lessons over the years, and I think the instructors at KVS are excellent. Very safety conscious, professional and encouraging. I feel much happier about kite surfing in the future. They explained everything really well. Also, Alex was really good at keeping track of how long we'd spent on our lesson, so he didn't charge for the time I spent untangling lines or the time he spent talking to other customers and instructors. I would highly recommend KVS to anyone wanting to learn to kitesurf."

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  • Review by a surfer from Milton Keynes, UK
    10 out of 10

    "We contacted Alex before our holiday to arrange to hire equipment as my husband already kite surfs and I am 'nearly there'. Alex was really helpful, explained the costs and that they don't hire equipment to beginners, so I decided to have a lesson. The wind wasn't great while we were there. We would have been disappointed if this had been a kite surf holiday! But there was good wind one day. We met Alex and he explained the safety rules of the beach. You have to body drag out quite a way. My husband was a bit put out, but it is the coast guards rules. I've had a few lessons over the years, and I think the instructors at KVS are excellent. Very safety conscious, professional and encouraging. I feel much happier about kite surfing in the future. They explained everything really well. Also, Alex was really good at keeping track of how long we'd spent on our lesson, so he didn't charge for the time I spent untangling lines or the time he spent talking to other customers and instructors. I would highly recommend KVS to anyone wanting to learn to kitesurf."

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  • Review by a surfer from Rome, Italy
    10 out of 10

    "I attended the IKO assistant instructor course at Kitesurf Sardinia School in June 2015. The spot where the school is located is simply amazing: a white sandy beach with crystal blue water. I really regret not having brought my girlfriend with me as Sant'antioco (Porto Pino) is a great place for everyone, not just kitesurfers. With regards to the course, its quality has beaten all expectations. Alessandro and his team are great people, who are able to teach beginners fast and in complete safety. I have practiced this sport for more than 6 years now, and I can guarantee that far too many schools underestimate the importance of safety measures. For the reasons mentioned above, Kitesurf Sardinia School deserves to be your first choice when planning a kitesurf trip. I am so grateful for my lessons and I will definitely return again!"

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  • Review by a surfer

    "I spent one week with Alessandro and his school to learn kitesurfing, and can definitely recommend it. I had 8 private lessons, in is solinas and porto pino, and afterwards rented equipment as I was able to ride on my own the last days! My instructor was very patient, helpful and friendly, I felt progress every day and it was very much fun! Alessandro is very engaged and dedicated in what he does, which is creating a positive fun ambiance. Everything was done in a safe manner, with completely new equipment. I had only 1 day of no wind, and then Alessandro took me on a tour around the island, which was really nice."

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Sardinia, Italy

Kitesurf Sardinia offers kitesurf courses or lesson for all levels from beginners to advanced, kite camp, and kite safari.

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

This vacation is available from May to September.

 

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