Continent
Europe
Country
Italy
Next Big City
Cagliari
Next Town
Olbio, Le Vecchie Saline
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
School, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Flat, Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
Swimmers
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Clear and blue water, like in the Caribbeans. No obstacles in the water. Some local fishing men in the evening. Swimmers during summer.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
None

It's a kind of half moon bay, maybe 2 kilometers long. No obstacles on the beach. A lot of space on the beach to rig and launch. Launch minimum 100m upwind of the beach bar.

Weather

Spring:
Shorty, Normal
Summer:
Shorts, Shorty
Fall:
Shorty, Normal
Winter:
Normal, Thick

Temperatures in summer are from 25-35┬░C. The lowest temperature in winter is 10┬░C.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Wind Type:
Thermal, Frontal
Best Direction:
NE, ENE, E
Main Direction:
N, SE, NW

Best wind is from NE (sideshore from left) to E (kind of onshore depending where you stand on the beach), getting quite gusty there when coming SE (the island 'Tavolara' is in the wind direction causing gusts).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

North of La Cinta, approx. 8 km south of Olbia. Follow the S125 southwards from Olbia, until you come to 'Le Vecchie Saline'. Turn left towards 'Punta delle Saline'. Parking possibility directly behind the beach (follow a little boardwalk to cross the salt lake) to reach the beach.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

During summer you can only access the water thru a channel marked with buoys. Stay outside the buoys to have enough distance to the swimmers. Do not kite on the small lagoon behind the beach, it is a natural reserve.

Nightlife

Nightlife in Olbia or San Teodoro.