Lo Stagnone - Sicily, Italy

Lo Stagnone, Sicily | Italy

Lo Stagnone - Sicily, Italy

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Lo Stagnone lagoon, Sicily, Italy

When to go

Peak season: May – October

Avg. Air temp: 20°C / 68°F to 28°C / 82°F

Avg. Water temp: 20°C / 68°F to 26°C / 79°F

 

Useful contacts

PROKITE ALBY RONDINA

ProKite Alby Rondina - Sicily, Italy

www.prokitealbyrondina.com

info@prokitealbyrondina.com

STAGNONE KITESURF

Stagnone Kitesurf - Sicily, Italy

www.stagnonekitesurf.com

info@stagnonekitesurf.com

Planet Kitesurf Holidays

PLANET KITESURF

www.planetkitesurfholidays.com

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Kitesurfing Sicily

“To come to a place like this and find good wind, mirror-flat water and nobody around is very rare, and I have been travelling for many years now!"

Aaron Hadlow, North team rider and five time World Champion

 

The Lure

In the northeast of the island of Sicily, Lo Stagnone lagoon is 2,000 hectares – an enourmous expanse of kiteable flat water. The spot works with any wind direction and you’ll find launching areas out front of the kite centres on the main beach.

 

Lo Stagnone lagoon, Sicily, Italy

Ciao Bella / PHOTO: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

Alby Rondina - Lo Stagnone

Alby Rondina shredding the flats / PHOTO: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

Welcome to ProKite Alby Rondina:

 

The Setup

Although it’s not tidal, the height of the water can change depending on the wind direction. On a southerly you’ll get a warm wind with plenty of lift and on a northerly, (the prevailing direction in summer), you’ll get mirror flat water tucked in behind the old ‘salina’ (salt plain) walls that line the north end of the lagoon and in the lee of the island in the middle of the lagoon. The water is never more than a metre deep with a soft, silt-covered bottom and reeds in shallower sections. It’s incredible on a twin-tip!

The nightlife isn’t raucous around the lagoon but the centres host parties fromtime to time and the nearby city of Trapani has more vibrant nightlife with some great bars, a couple of clubs and some incredible traditional Italian restaurants which offer a (lengthy) dining experience with almost more courses than you can count!

 

Aaron Hadlow - Lo Stagnone, Sicily, Italy

Hadlow. Flat enough for ya? / PHOTO: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

Reflection with Aaron Hadlow

 

Wind, weather & water

In the summer months the water varies from around 20°C / 68°F to 26°C / 79°F throughout May and September with air temperatures from 20°C / 68°F to 28°C / 82°F. Lo Stagnone enjoys roughly 300 days of wind a year and the most popular months are from May through until September. It’s relentlessly sunny in summer as well so, while you don’t need a suit, consider a rashie.

 

Mirror flat water and sunsets at Lo Stagnone lagoon / PHOTOS: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

Accommodation

Accommodation is easy to find around the spot and the ProKite Alby Rondina Centre has single, double and triple rooms as well as villas for up to eight people with their own individual gardens and kitchens. If you’re self-catering there’s a shop five minutes from the hotel and supermarkets or local markets in Trapani.

 

Examples of accommodation at ProKite / PHOTOS: ProKite Alby Rondina

 

ProKite Alby Rondina Comfort Room with Garden

 

ProKite Alby Rondina Villa

 

Travel Agents

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001

 

Shops & schools

ProKite Alby Rondina is open everyday from March through to December. Coaching with radio helmets can be arranged and there’s a full fleet of the latest 2017 Cabrinha gear for rent. Airport transfers, SUPs and bike hire also available.

www.prokitealbyrondina.com / info@prokitealbyrondina.com / +39 347 537 3881

 

Lessons and shop at the ProKite Centre / PHOTOS: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

ProKite Alby Rondina station setup

 

Stagnone Kitesurf teach all levels and run wave and freestyle camps. They use 2017 Slingshot gear which is also available for supervised rental. Sicilian food and wine tours also offered!

www.stagnonekitesurf.com / info@stagnonekitesurf.com / +39 3497776125

 

Travel Agents

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001

No Wind

No wind? Then you can SUP or kayak across the lagoon, go wakeboarding near Palermo, hire bikes, visit nearby Mozia or Favignana islands or check out the ‘salinas’ at the edge of the lagoon, and even paintballing. Take a an drive up into the mountains and experience the incredible little towns and villages where you’ll feel like you’re in The Godfather!

 

SUP the lagoon or winch wakeboarding / PHOTOS: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

Bike hire and paintball excursions in Marsala available / PHOTOS: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Aby Rondia

 

Trips available to Mozia or Favignana islands / Mountain hiking / PHOTOS: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

A Day in Erice with ProKite Alby Rondina

Sicily offers many wonders (besides kitesurfing), one of the closest to the kite spot is mountain town Erice, watch the video full the full experience.

Get around

Getting around is easy enough and taxis are in ready supply. Alternatively hire a bike through the ProKite Alby Rondina Centre or rent a car from the airport.

 

Currency

Euros - €

 

Food & Drink

There’s a restaurant right on the spot at the ProKite Alby Rondina centre and within a ten minute drive there are more options serving some truly spectacular seafood and pasta dishes.

 

Lo Stagnone - ProKite Alby Rondina

Lo Stagnone, Marsala street vibes / PHOTO: Laci Kobulsky / ProKite Alby Rondina

 

Airport

Palermo (PMO) is just an hour from the spot with numerous international connections. Trapani (TPS) is just ten minutes transfer time and you can get there via a number of economy airlines from around Europe.

 

Travel Agents

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001

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