Many of you already visited and probably many not even heard about this fabulous kitesurf spot in Sicily, which called Stagnone. So this article will hopefully tell some important information for both. I’d like to give you some guidelines on what to expect if you choose to visit Sicily.
The big marketing about the place is that you will find 300 days of wind. This is more or less right but lets put the details on the place.
The Season in Sicily
The kitesurf season in Sicily starts in early March. Sicily is very close to the African continent but doesn’t let it fool you is pretty fresh there in March 15-20 degree. The warmer weather starts normally in May. In this month sometimes a boardshorts is already enough. The summer really kicks in June and till the middle of October continues.
The windy season in Sicily is all year round. The pre-season has the strongest winds generally. In May- June the Sicilian weather system changes and starts the thermic season with lighter wind conditions. This keeps up till the beginning of September when the weather changes again. September doesn’t have much windy normally good to calculate like that. Then the fun starts again from the middle of October still with summery conditions, lovely time.
You will kite! And you will kite in exceptionally easy conditions. The large lagoon of Stagnone has 50cm-1m water everywhere. There are no dangerous things in the water however half the lagoon is muddy bottom you touch ground everywhere. The water is glass flat is every condition, truly a freestyle paradise. On the other hand, is perfect for beginners who are still not sure in their skills to practise. We can suggest you this place to go as a couple if one of you is still just trying to kitesurf.
Get the right kite equipment for the Sicilian ride
Sicily can always surprise you with some extra wind. However, we can give you some guidelines on this. For the pre-season definitely prepare with smaller kites 7-9-12m depending on your weight. For the high season take bigger kites 12-14-17m. Kiting a big size is not a crime!
What to eat
Sicilians know how to feed you well. You will find some amazing breakfast options around the lagoon. The Saro bar is one of these reachable with a bike with wide choices of breakfast and dinner options. But if you wish for a cosier solution and budget is a question too just a few hundred meters away from Saro you will find the Il Mulino bar. Would you like to try a bit of all for the evening? Then go visit Divino Rosso restaurant with moderated prices and all the local food what Sicily can offer. Travel tip: totally book a table before, everybody knows is an awesome place.
Wanna get comfy fast?
Here I write you some tips on how you can get fast comfortable with your stay in Sicily on your kite holiday. The kite lagoon is pretty low on services however you can get the most necessary thing for your stay. Small bars and some basic food options are available. If you want to fulfil your Italian culinary trip, wine tasting, restaurants, city visits we recommend you to rent a car. Probably the easiest option is right on the airport but cars are available sometimes at the kite schools too. You will find well-equipped shops as well nearby if you want to cook or just have some cold beer always in the fridge. There is a pizza ordering option next to the lagoon from Master pizza. You can find pharmacy 10 mind drive from the spot and a modern hospital 20 min drive if needed.
Whenever you plan to visit Sicily we are ready with clothes for you. For springtime, a high neck hoodies are perfect protection and style while for mid-summer you can find your perfect match of dress to show yourself on the beach parties of Stagnone