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Sicily, Italy: Puzziteddu

Puzziteddu is located on the south-west coast of Sicily. It's only a 45 minute car ride from the airport of Palermo (Directions: take the Highway A29 in direction Mazara Del Vallo, exit Campobello di Mazara and continuing for Torretta-Granitola, then left at the Kartibubbu sign until you get to the sea).

Sicily Windsurfing

The spot works best with West and North-West winds, this last one offers incredible conditions for windsurfing, a nice long and smooth wave ideal for great down the line wave sailing and astonishing jumps, starboard tack. The South-west wind comes side-on and it brings mast high waves for radicals only. With East and south-east winds it's possible to sail down wind 300 m in the gulf of Kartibubbo where the wind, side-off, makes the waves longer and smoother, port tack.

Best time to go to Puzziteddu for wind and waves is autumn, winter and spring, waves up to 4 meters and sail most used 4.5 to 5.3. In the summer the conditions for windsurfing in Sicily are more freestyle or slalom, a daily thermal wind let's you out with a 5.7 to 6.3 sail, in early summer (June - July) a bit stronger. When the conditions are too radical at Puzziteddu, one can find along the 15 km of sandy coast from Cape Granitola to Tre Fontane, stretches of sea and wind conditions more favourable to each proper level or preferences.

Surfstations and Rentals in Puzziteddu

Sicily Windsurfing

The windsurf centre is open all year and it offers a bar, showers, equipment storage and rental. Also the windsurf and kite school is operative from April to October.
For more info, visit www.puzziteddu.it

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