Welcome to our september summer base of 2019. Picture this: beautiful landscapes around, Italian food all over, around 30 sunny degrees on your head, spacious apartments with swimming pool, 5km from kite spot, friendly local people bringing fresh bread, fruit and smiles… But the best: super lovely kitesurf conditions for every level! For beginners to freestylers there is a big waist deep flat water lagoon right at our doorstep. It is perfect for our included intensive coaching pack. Are you a wave rider? No worries, after practice at the lagoon we can take you to a wave spot! Do we need to say more? We would love to take you out kitesurfing this summer at Porto Botte, the most beautiful lagoon Italy has to offer.
The kite spot
The area around Sardinia is already a famous destination to go kitesurfing. The thermal winds create a high number of wind days, even during the summer months. Porto Botte, where we will be staying during the kite trip, is already a populair kiteboarding destination, BUT is quiet and perfect in september, during this month we still got plenty of space on the lagoon. And it never gets too crowded as we take you there in September instead of school holidays. Let’s discover this together before the big crowd does!
Our Sardinia kiteboarding camp has it all
Next to the perfect kitesurf destination with the wind blowing almost every afternoon, our apartments are close to the spot and we include a rental car per apartment! The kite school we work with is a good hang out on the beach during the daytime. And don’t forget the included rescue and storage on the spot, and….. lots of delicious food (breakfast, lunch and dinner are included). Also chilling at stunning sunsets is for free :-) For shopping, sightseeing, bars and restaurants we can offer trips to bring you to beautiful places around. And there is a surfday including Bbq on the beach included as well!
Intensive coaching program included
As an extra addition to this trip we offer a free intensive kiteboarding coaching program with two of our crew members. Want to make progression? Join us! Of course the Oceanbirdz crew will be around for the support we always give you on our kitesurfing camps. But trust us, the coaching make you give that extra smile :-)
The island is so beautiful that you need to see more than the kite spot only, therefore we offer a rental car per apartment included. Next to day trips, it’s also easy to have the car around for the transfers from and to the spot and, as always, we like to treat our guests good ;)
Come visit us at our new summer 2018 hang out in Porto Botte, Sardinia. You are more than welcome, either alone or with your kitesurfing friends.
LEVEL: beginner, intermediate, advanced
Big flat water lagoon
Huge flat water lagoon spots as well as up to 300 days of wind per year is what we love about Italy. With Sardinia we found one of the best Italian spots. Porto Botte has one of the biggest flat water lagoons in Europe with flat and shallow (knee and waist high till 300m) + deep water. It offers the perfect conditions for (learning) kitesurfing. There is always enough space for practicing your first meters on the board or new (freestyle) moves. We are working together with a local kite school that offers us their spot, equipment, storage, food and other infrastructure. They also have a restaurant, chill area, skate ramp, in total it’s more than 1000m2. We will bring our own coaches and work with European teachers.
At the lagoon there are two different wind systems, both suitable for kiting and mainly side shore. And the good news: one of them is always on! At this point, both wind directions are kite-able. There is a complete kitesurf infrastructure, consisting of an area for setting up the equipment, launch and landing, rescue boat, showers, storage and a restaurant, all included.
We advice you to bring them all! Wind can vary on average from 12-28 knots and picks up during the day. We are mainly using our 9m, but it is useful to bring kites from 7-11m depending on your length, technique and bodyweight.
Temperature & wind statistics
The short distance to the African continent is what makes the temperature warm and pleasant from March until November. We advice you to bring your shorty for the afternoon sessions tough.
Average air temperature: 30 ℃
Average water temperature: 25 ℃
Average amount of days in September with more than 3 hrs > 4 bft: 25 days
Sardinia is more than kitesurfing
Sardinia is a beautiful country with authentic and untouched landscapes. Sardinian cookery is bursting with intense, fruity and aromatic flavours and offers a rich repertoire of dishes for a memorable culinary experience. Traditional Sardinian cuisine has the taste of the island itself, with fish from the sea, herbs from the mountains and fruit and vegetables ripened in the warm Mediterranean sunshine. It’s a country full of history, with many archaeological sites. We would like to take you with the cars to make a nice day trip.
Kite camp apartments
Our apartments are located in an intimate complex built in a fairytale Mediterranean style in the Sardinian village of Villarios in the south of the island. They alle entail two twin bedrooms, a large saloon, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and private terrace.
The residence is located on a picturesque hill about 5 km from the nearest beach. There is an outdoor swimming pool with a pizza oven, bbq and a beautiful view of the area and the bay. The property is fenced, green and very neat. The amazing climate is created by colorful flowers that bloom almost all year round and olive trees adorning the alleys and verandas.
The location of the residence away from the busy roads guarantees peace and quiet relaxation while singing birds and cicadas of crickets, but really central to all .
It’s a small drive from our mainspot. But no worries, with our cars it’s just 5 minutes away and worth it!
Flights are not included, but very affordable from anywhere in Europe. As usual, we are more than happy to help and advice you if needed. The most popular airlines are Vueling, Alitalia and KLM. Plus a number of other smaller charter companies. Of course this also depends on your country of departure. Flights are available from around € 175,- return.
Close to Dusseldorf Weeze? Also check Ryanair for affordable prices!
Don’t forget to check luggage prices when taking your own gear!
Sardinia offers more than one airport to fly on. We offer transfers from Cagliari. Please take into account that we combine transfers with other camp guests. The transfer is only included on set arrival and departure dates. If you want a private transfer on a different time or on a different date, extra costs may apply. We recommend this airport as it’s the closest the camp. After our driver picked you up, we will be awaiting you with a refreshing drink at the apartment!
EU citizens do not need a visa.
1st coach of this kite camp: Vera Klabbers
Vera is the youngest of the team. She became Junior World Champion and European Champion in 2015 and got in 2nd at the Dutch Nationals in 2016. She works hard and is competing in the WKL (World Kiteboarding League). Girlzactive supports Vera so she is able to train all over the world. At the kite camp in Sardinia she likes to share her passion with you and help you out on the water. She can learn you new tricks and help you with your gear. She will also be giving the yoga fit classes in the morning.
Maroean is the owner and founder of Girlzactive. Besides being the host for this camp, IKO licensed instructor and coach, you can ask her everything about Girlzactive, all the trips and of course about your gear. She can write many stories on how great board sports are and all the ins and outs of the trips, but even more she is looking forward to meeting you in person on the trips and events. She would love to share her passion for board sports and the way of life that comes with it.
Born and raised on the dutch coast close to one of the best spots in Holland. Paul grew up competing in sports, swimming, skiing and sailing. The salt water in his blood infected him with kitesurfing eventually. After high school he played professional rugby for several years till a knee injury forced him out of the game. He started to search for new thrills and luckily found it in kiteboarding. In big waves and strong wind you will find him the happiest, or when one of travellers improves with a smile. When our company expanded with Oceanbirdz during 2018, he didn’t even needed to think about joining as our first men on the team.
‘Oceanbirdz gives me the opportunity to combine my passion of working with people, traveling and kiteboarding. Hope to share this amazing sport with you in one of our upcoming trips. See you where the wind is!’ More about Paul…
INCLUDED IN THE TRIP
+ Accommodation in a double / twin apartment
+ Healthy home made Italian breakfast, lunch & dinner
+ Intensive progression coaching pack
+ Kite gear storage & facilities of the kite centre / surf school
+ Surf day trip with Bbq
+ Rental Car!
+ Airport transfers
+ 24/7 Oceanbirdz crew service
+ Kitesurfing rental*
A) 1 day € 70,- (1 person)
B) 7 days € 350,- (1 person)
+ Private room (when still available) € 210,- per week
+ Private transfer from Cagliari one way € 30,-
+ Different day trips to the islands / city / historical site
+ Wakeboard course
+ SUP tour
+ Surf lessons
+ Bike Rental
* We have a no wind policy for lessons and gear rental. In case there is no wind we will offer other board sport options or replace the lessons when possible. Or you can take them to your next holiday.
+ Bring your own equipment (up to 30 kg, depending on airline)
+ No wind excursions
+ Local spendings
1 week € 795,-
We only have 10 spots per week in order to keep the coaching exclusive and give everybody all the attention needed. Want to secure a spot? Book the trip through the button below.
I had an amazing week in Turkey with girlzactive! Everything was perfectly organized! We could kite every day :) , had a great group, food was nice. We went to Urla for shopping and a nice diner. I learned a lot from the coaching sessions! Urlasurfhouse was a great accommodation, next to the spot, clean rooms en a nice relaxing and dining area. Would love to go back!