Around the world, kitesurfing is also called kite board or as it’s very often referred to in France fly surf, which highlights the relation this sport has with flying. Over time, kitesurfing has embraced many disciplines such as Free style where some developments have been made; Wave where the person sails surfing the waves; Long Distance where a real sailing-style regatta is held; Speed where they try to beat the world speed record. Kitesurfing is a very easy sport to learn, with very few lessons you can immediately manoeuvre the kite and glide on the water’s surface. It doesn’t even require physical strength, as it takes enormous advantage of kinetic force. However, often, in “unfavourable” weather conditions, physical and technical training makes the difference.

Where in Sicily:

Lo Stagnone (Marsala) One of the most popular places for those who practise kitesurfing in Sicily is a lagoon changed into a nature reserve since it is an ideal habitat of reproduction and refreshment for many animal species. During the low tide period, the Stagnone changes into a vast meadow, almost like a football field in the middle of the sea. For several years the northern coastline of Marsala has become the meeting place par excellence for kitesurfing lovers; there are many sports lovers coming from all over the planet to practise this sport, taking advantage of the wind, which thanks to its geographical and special micro climatic conditions, guarantees the optimum conditions in each season of the year.

Puzziteddu, Capo GranitolaCampobello di Mazara (Trapani).

In the territory of Butera (Caltanissetta), on the beach between Licata and Gela, in Manfria – contrada Tenutella –  there is a windy spot and a cerificated IKO school.

Pozzallo and Santa Maria del Focallo (Ragusa).

Strait of Messina, an area full of places adapted for kitesurfing and teeming with essential natural elements. The wonderful sea, the wind, always present every month of the year, wide beaches and mild weather, even during the winter months.

Beach of Mondello (Palermo