PUZZITEDDU

Kitesurfing wave spot in Sicily

The spot of Puzziteddu is located in the South West coast of Sicily, in the province of Trapani, south of Marsala and near Capo Granitola.
The beach of the spot is sandy and on it rise some structures like the Kartibubbo Beach Resort, the ASD Reef Puzziteddu, and the Agriglamping Windresort.

The spot, as we said, is sandy for about 150-200 meters, while the East side (Tre fountains) and the West side (Capo Granitola-Kartibubbo) has two rocky reefs, called " Reef point " and " Granito point " respectively. Just these two points are the peaks where the wave is more regular and ideal for the wave.

The best conditions for waveriding lovers are generally recorded in winter when the winds blow with an average intensity of 20-25 kn and the wave from 1 to 3 m, but it is not uncommon to find even more radical wind and wave conditions ! In summer the waves are rather rare and the conditions are more suitable for freestyle, however the thermal winds offer very funny conditions.
But let's see how the commercial works. 

Mistral: the mistral is the wind par excellence of the spot. You exit side-sideoff on the right and the best place to surf is the Reef Point. 
The mistral is very present even in summer as a thermal wind and can easily reach 20-25 knots, raising some funny waves at Granito Point.

Scirocco: Along with the mistral is the sirocco to have made this spot famous. In winter the sirocco can blow very strong, so it is good to provide small sails. The condition is left side-onshore. If the waves are too big for your level you can try the Tonnarella beach where the wind often blows even harder but the waves are generally smaller

Ponente: the west wind is, with the sirocco and the maetrale, one of the most frequent in the area. You exit Sideshore to starboard. The west generally follows the scirocco and in winter it raises a beautiful long and regular wave. On the reef point, even double heads can form high waves, which in any case always remain long and distant, therefore not prohibitive.

Tramontana: the north wind in Puzziteddu is offshore, so with this wind with kitesurf it is better to move to the nearby beach of Kartibubbo where the wind is side-sideoff. You exit towards the end of the beach before the rocks, to go upwind and surf "Granito point", the reef that lies between puzziteddu and Kartibubbo. Wave beginners can go out to S. Teodoro where the tramontana is onshore and the wave is smaller, low sandy bottom and no currents or dangers.

Levant: the east blows from the east and the condition is sideshore on the left with waves outside and small chops near the shore. In summer it can slightly strengthen Magaggiari (Cinisi).

Ostro: the wind that blows from the south enters onshore, almost never strong and with hardly clean waves. 

Libeccio: the libeccio is a rather rare wind. Enter side-onshore on starboard tack. Raise beautiful waves 

Grecale: the Greek wind does not enter Puzziteddu, so it is necessary to move towards Cala dei Turchi, S. Teodoro, S. Vito lo Capo
  


COMMENTI

Autore: Vale

Ho incontrato il kitesurf nel 2002 ed è subito stato amore. Qualche anno dopo mi sono avvicinata anche al surf. Quando sono in acqua sono felice e se sei su questo sito probabilmente sai già di cosa sto parlando. Ci vediamo in acqua.

SEE ALSO

The Stagnone, Sicily

Kitesurf spot in the Stagnone di Marsala nature reserve

Lo Stagnone is the kite surf spot par excellence in Sicily: less than an hour from Palermo and halfway between Marsala and Trapani. The Oriented Nature Reserve of the Stagnone or more simply "Lo Stagnone", with its extension of over 2000 hectares is one of the Paradises of kitesurfing. The lagoon is characterized by very low and flat water and is open to the sea in only 2 points: the northern mouth towards San Teodoro and the southern mouth towards C / da Spagnola closer to the city of Marsala

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