Sardinia is one of the most stunning islands in the Mediterranean. A hidden gem! For kitesurfers and non-kitesurfers alike you will find something here for everyone. With white sandy beaches and crystal clear water as fine as the Caribbean, and only a short two hour flight away. The kitesurfing beach at Porto Pollo is a small spot on a bay on the north coast of Sardinia, a short drive from the local harbour town of Pulau and around 40 minutes from Olbia airport. It is essential to have a car in Sardinia so all Planet holidays come with pre-arranged car rental as part of your holiday arrangements. As with all of our Kitesurfing resorts we have spent considerable time and effort inspecting the resort, testing the conditions and ensuring we offer only the very best available accommodation and kitesurf centre services in this region. If you are considering a Kitesurfing holiday to Sardinia then please call and speak to one of our expert kitesurf travel specialist so we can guide your to the right flights, hotel and kitesurf instruction, rental or safety cover services. If you are traveling to Sardinia between June and August please book early as due to very limited accommodation options this resort gets fully booked very quickly in high season.
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Just a short stroll from our main accommodation, Porto Pollo Apartment, offers some of the best kitesurfing that the island has to offer. The first Bay is a windsurf zone but a short walk down the beach wil bring you to the Kitesurf bay. The beach here can be quite narrow so beginner training is done from a small boats out in the bay where there is plenty of space. The dunes along the bay offer shelter to non-kitesurf partners looking to soak up some sun on the beach. There are also a couple of cool café / beach bars along the beach.
Sardinia has four winds depending on the time of year. The Spring brings the Tramontana from North to East with 6 - 8 Beaufort. In the Summer the Poniente is South/West bringing 4-8 Beaufort, and in the Autumn the Scirocco from North Africa with 5-6 Beaufort, and occasionally up to Force 9. Porto Pollo is located in the windiest point in Sardinia. The proximity to Corsica creates a funnel effect which brings winds that blow up to 8 Beauforts and over. Due to the structure of the two bays you can choose to surf in the protected safe conditions or risk the adventure of sailing in the channel where the waves crest as tall as a rig.
Sardinia is a stunning island and you must spare some time to see some of the amazing scenery, all within a few hours drive of Porto Pollo. Boat trips to the Magdalena Islands are operated from the nearby town of Palau, and this is an experience not to be missed. This breathtaking archipelago has numerous hidden coves with aqua blue waters and luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation. Home to dolphins and several kinds of fish La Maddalena is world-renowned for its naturalistic, historical and cultural wealth. Diving is very popular in Sardinia, due to the clear waters and rich marine life. There are dive centres in Porto Pollo and Palau. Sailing is also very popular, and the windsurf centre has several types of small catamarans for rent from Lasers to the Hobie Cat 15. They offer a 4 Hour Beginner Course and private lessons for all levels. Local equestrian centres offer half day trail rides with a stop for swimming, or scenic evening rides to watch the sunset.
Evenings in Sardinia are laid back giving you time to enjoy the good food and relaxed Italian atmosphere. There is a bar and restaurant at the Windsurf Village and a couple of bars and restaurants within walking distance. The lively town of Palau is just 6 km away. The windsurf centre also organize weekly barbecues and other entertainment.