SURF SPOTS IN SARDINIA
WHERE TO CATCH THE BEST WAVES TO SURF
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
⇒ 200 days of surf waves a year ⇒ clear and clean waters ⇒ uncontaminated nature
Sardinia is perhaps the only place in Europe to guarantee these conditions. There are hundreds of beach breaks for surfing that can be ridden along the amazing coastline from North to South. Explore the best surf spots in Sardinia where to find the waves throughout the year
What is the the best season to go surfing in Sardinia?
The best season time for surfing in Sardinia is undoubtedly autumn – from September to November – and spring – from March to May
Thanks to the mistral wind and frequent storms, ideal conditions for surfing are created, with waves that reach even 3-4 meters in height. The most popular area is located on the Costa Verde, to the west coast of the island more precisely in Capo Mannu. It has become one of the favorite destinations for the most experienced surfers of the Med. For beginners and novices there are numerous surf spots to visit.
Our journey among surfers in Sardinia starts here
Where are the best surf spots in Sardinia?
NORTHERN COAST – from Alghero To Santa teresa
For beginners or for those who want to learn to surf, the ideal destinations are located in Alghero, Oristano and Cagliari.
The most suitable beach for beginners in the area of Alghero is located about 20km north of the city in the direction of Porto Conte. Porto Ferro beach is the real destination for beginners. Sandy seabed with waves coming from right and left. Not very crowded during the months of September through May it is perfect to learn thanks to the surf school on site
BEST SURF SPOTS IN NORTH SARDINIA
- Porto Ferro
- La Speranza
Santa Teresa di Gallura (SS)
– Rena Bianca
– Rena Majore
Watch this short video of windy day in Porto Ferro
Other surf spots in Sardinia between Porto Torres and Santa Teresa
- Lu Bagnu (SS)
- Marina Di Sorso (SS)
- Platamona (SS)
- Isola Rossa (SS) Spiaggia di Marinedda
- San Pietro a Mare (SS) Coghinas
- Valledoria (SS) La Ciaccia
Isola Rossa: definetely one of the best surf spots in Sardinia. La Marinedda beach hosts the international SURF CONTEST competition every year with thousands of participants.
EASTERN COAST – from San Teodoro to arbatax
WESTERN COAST – from Porto Alabe to Capo San Marco – CAPO MANNU
On the west coast – Costa Verde – we find the best conditions for surfing in Sardinia. One location in particular – Capo Mannu – 30 km from Oristano. It is among the most famous places in Italy and attracts many surfers from all over Europe. The bay of Capo Mannu well exposed to the mistral offers waves of up to 4 meters. Recommended for more experienced surfers because the rocky bottom and strong currents. The waves become steeper inside the bay up to 200 m of wall. Place very crowded with strangers and locals.
S’Archittu, a point-break with strong winds from the sea where high surfable walls can be created. Rocky bottom with often strong storms and strong current
For the less experienced in the southwest coast Buggerru, where the beaches have a sandy bottom.
BEST SURF SPOTS IN WEST SARDINIA
- Porto Alabe
- Is Arenas
- Is Benas
- Su Crastu Biancu
- Sa Rocca Tunda
- Sa Tonnara
- Isola di Malu Entu
- Capo Mannu
- La Punta
- Putzu Idu
- Torre dei Corsari
- Su Pallosu
- Sa Mola
- Sa Mesa
- S’arena Scoada
- Sa Punta E S’incodina
- San Giovanni – Capo S. Marco
SOUTHERN COAST – from Piscinas to Villasimius
In the south coast one of the best surf spot in Sardinia is located in Chia with fast waves and strong winds from the north-east. Suitable for the most experienced. In particular one of the most beautiful places is – Cala Cipolla – it offers a truly spectacular scenery, plus it is sheltered by the promontory.
Located along the 6 km of Cagliari beach, Poetto is the main spot of the city. Waves not particularly high but very abundant, therefore suitable for the less experienced. Sea storms form medium-quality waves that remain to the left, which are slow and perfect for beginners.
The beautiful dunes of Piscinas frame this beautiful stretch of coast where the waves are not very high and you can have fun surfing.
SURF SPOTS IN SOUTH SARDINIA
- Porto Palma (CA)
- Funtanazza (CA)
- Piscinas (CA)
- Pula (CA)
- Fontanamare (CA)
- Punta S’Arena (CA)
- Porto Paglia (CA)
- Porto Scuso (CA)
- Isola Di S.Pietro (CA)
- Cagliari (CA) Spiaggia di Poetto.
- Solanas (CA) Torre Delle Stelle
- Villasimius (CA) Porto Giunco
- Capo Ferrato (CA)
Isola Di S.Antioco (CA)
- spiaggia di Calasetta
- spiaggia di Co’ e Cuaddus
- scogliera di Turri
Porto Pino (CA)
- Punta Menga
- Punta Tonnara
- Cala Cipolla
- spiaggia di San Nicolò
- Portu Cauli
- scoglio Pan di Zucchero
≥ SURF EVENTS IN SARDEGNA
…wait for the next events for 2018
surf feast on 6 – 7 October 2018
Capo Mannu (San Vero Milis)
On the weekend of October 6th and 7th the Opening Cerimony of the Surf Games will take place. This event will be a real – surf village – will be characterized by parties, music and entertainment. It will be the perfect opportunity to combine sporting activities related to surfing with Sardinian culture and food and wine.
It’s an unmissable weekend for all the athletes in the race, for the fans of this sport and for whoever will want it will be the perfect opportunity to know curiosity related to the world of surfing, test the equipment, meet local people, taste local products
FISW Surf Games 2018 – Absolute Italian Surf Championship
Capo Mannu (San Vero Milis)
8 October – 11 November Waiting period
Over 300 athletes are expected for this competition in a unique location in Italy. Capu Mannu with its variety of spots, geographical exposure and weather conditions is the ideal location for this type of event.
The competing specialties will be shortboard, longboard, bodyboard and SUP Wave in addition to the Adaptive Surf. Different specialties can be programmed at the same time, arranged on several competition fields, among the various spots, selected according to the weather conditions.
Surf Spots in Sardinia chosen for the championship
- Capo Mannu, loc.Mandriola
- Mini Capo, loc.Mandriola
- Lo Scivolo, loc.Mandriola
- Sa Mesa Longa, loc. Su Pallosu
- Su Pallosu, loc. Su Pallosu
- S’Anea Scoada. loc. S’Anea Scoada
Where to register?
Athletes can register directly from the official competition website by clicking qui
WANT TO CATCH THE PERFECT WAVE?
BEST OFFERS AT CAPO MANNU BEACH
Capo Mannu is a promontory about 20 km from Oristano. It is located in the municipality of San Vero Milis. The area well exposed to the Mistral is the real Sardinian destination for windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts. Some small towns in the area offer different types of accommodation. We point out some possibilities near Capo Mannu
For accommodation in the north around Alghero please contact us!
HOLIDAY RENTALS AND APARTMENTS IN THE WEST COAST
Casa Giuditta in Putzu Idu 200 m from the beach of Capo Mannu
Apartment “the Sea of Sardinia” with two rooms 50 m from the beach of Sa Rocca tunda and 3 km from Capo Mannu
Appartamenti S’arena Scoada with terrace overlooking the sea less than 3 km from Capo Mannu
HOTELS IN THE WEST COAST
Hotel Raffael beautiful hotel in the countryside at 2 Km from Putzu Idu and 2 Km from Capo Mannu
B&B La Baia rooms with garden and terrace 100 meters from the sea
THE ESSENTIALS FOR SURF
Bag for surf shortboard
Go Pro Videocamera