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Here’s some useful information if you are planning to visit us on Sardinia:

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Siesta!!!!!

The Siesta period on Sardinia is from 1PM to 5PM every day – everything (except a few particular shops) is closed during this time. On a gas station it’s possible to pay only in cash (inserting money into a special machine). Credit and debit cards are not accepted. Restaurants are open from 6PM but the realistic time to get something to eat is from 7:30PM.

How to get to SKYHIGH.PL?

The fastest way to get here is by plane – the biggest airport is in Cagliari, which is located 70km from our school. The estimated time of a flight Cracow-Cagliari is 2h. It’s also possible to get to Sardinia by car – more information is available in Your Holiday/Transportation tab on our website.

How to transport my equipment?

Ryanair has an option to transport sports equipment. The cost is around 60E and the bag can’t exceed 23kg. Most airlines flying to Cagliari have an option to take sports equipment, but the cost depends on the airline.

Must-have on your kite/windsurfing/wakeboarding trip:

 bathing suit
 towel
 UV sunscreen
 sunglasses
 a hat
 personal ID
 some warmer clothes (after spending long time in the water it’s good to put something warm and comfy on)
 good humour
 insurance
 wetsuit, boots and gloves (if you don’t have your own, don’t worry – there’s an option to rent or buy all the things you need over here)

Is there any age/weight limit to learn kitesurfing/windsurfing/wakeboarding?

There’s no age or weight limit for a windsurfing course. Kids aged 6-10 years old are best suited for private lessons and for all kids younger than 6 we have prepared specially designed lessons based on fun activities on and off the water. Wind, water, fresh air and physical activity – all under the watchful eye of a professional instructor – it’s a perfect way for your child to spend their holiday 🙂
For a kitesurfing course, the minimum weight requirement is 35kg.
There is no weight limit to try wakeboarding behind a boat. Anyone over 6 years old can give it a try – the only important thing is to have enough strength in your hands to hold on to the handle 😉

Do I need to know how to swim in order to take part in kite/windsurfing/wakeboarding lessons?

YES, in order to learn any of the sports mentioned above you need to know how to swim.

What are the weather conditions required for a kite/wind/wakeboarding course?

To start a kitesurfing course you need wind strength of at least 3 boufort, which means that sometimes (yet not often as our island is really windy!) the wind conditions will not allow to start the training immediately.
A windsurfing course can begin with wind as weak as 1 boufort.
In the rare case when there is no wind at all, we offer a fun and adrenaline-packed alternative – wakeboarding behind a boat around the beautiful Porto Botte bay.We do not hold kite/wind/wake courses during rainy or stormy weather.

Is there any rescue service provided?

Yes, our school provides a rescue service – we have a motorboat especially for that purpose. Rescue is free of charge to all clients renting or taking courses with us.

Wind on Sardinia:

The most common winds are Mistral (side or side-on direction) and Sirocco (side or side-off direction). From June to August there is also a thermal wind which always adds a few knots to the expected weather forecast. Our Porto Botte bay is surrounded by mountains and two peninsulas, which creates the venturi effect (wind „squeezing” between tiny spaces gains speed and strengtt).
The wind usually starts around 11AM and calms down around 7PM. The average wind speed in June-August is 20-30 knots. April, May and October is around 15-20 knots and September around 15-25 knots.

Restaurants, shops, amusement:

In our school its possible to eat and drink something right after coming back from the water. There is also a separate chill-out area with beanbags and sunbeds. Wi-fi is available.
All the nearby towns (St. Antioco, St. Anna Arresi, Carbonia, Giba) have various restaurants and shops. As usually in Italy, pizzerias can be found anywhere and in the St.Antioco port it’s always possible to buy fresh sea food from the local fishermen. We recommend bottargi – crushed and saltcoat sundried roe – and pecorino sardo, the famous Sardinian sheep milk cheese.
All the local port towns are incredibly beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The best night life can be found in St.Antioco, Carbonia and Cagliari.

When to visit Sardinia?

Sardinia is the warmest place in Italy. With its mild and rainy winters and hot and dry summers, the average number of sunny days on this beautiful island is over 300 a year! Sardinia is good to visit all year round, but the best time to come for wind-related activities would be the period May-October.