Kitesurf Spot in Punta Pizzo (Gallipoli) – Apulia
The kitesurf spot of Punta Pizzo (Gallipoli) in Salento is one of our home spot during the winter time to practice kitesurf. Discover it with us!
What is the Punta Pizzo spot like and who is it suitable for?
The kitesurf spot of Punta Pizzo in Salento is one of our winter home spots and is the only spot on the Ionian coast where you can kitesurf with the wind from the northern quadrants. The beach is about 500mt long, sandy, but not very wide (in some points of the shoreline there are rocks) and is bordered at both ends by the cliff. The wind from the North blows in an on-shore direction with respect to the beach, i.e. the wind arrives perpendicular to it. This makes this spot not suitable for beginners. If you are not experienced contact us, we will know how to help you! N.B. When the wind blows from the North it is often gusty.
What is the seasonality of Punta Pizzo spot?
The possibility to practice kitesurf in the spot of Punta Pizzo in Salento with the departure from the beach is strictly related to the winter period (September-May). During the summer period, the regional bathing ordinance and the crowded beaches do not allow to leave the beach with the kite also in view of the fact that the wind is on-shore and not very intense.
What equipment is recommended for the Punta Pizzo spot?
The Punta Pizzo spot is the only spot on the Ionian coast of Salento where it is possible to go out with a north wind. During the winter period the wind range varies from 15 knots up to 25/30 knots, while in the summer period the average is about 12/15 knots.
According to these conditions, for the kitesurf spot of Punta Pizzo in Gallipoli, in the winter period it is better to have wings with a size ranging between 8 and 12 meters, while in the summer period the most used sizes are 12 and rarely 10.
What can I do in the Punta Pizzo spot? Free-ride, Wave, Freestyle or Big Air?
The Punta Pizzo spot in Salento in Gallipoli is ideal for free-ride. However, we want to remind you that the on-shore wind (very often gusty) pushes you towards the beach and in some places there are rocks. So, if you want to practice freestyle and big air we recommend you to be very careful.
The Punta Pizzo spot is not suitable for wave kitesurfing.
Where can I rent kitesurf equipment?
Our school is open all year round with the rental service equipment of excellent quality.
Is the rescue/recovery service guaranteed in Punta Pizzo?
The rescue service is not guaranteed for the Punta Pizzo spot in Salento.
If I came with my family, what services would I have at my disposal?
During the summer period the spot of Punta Pizzo is located near the homonymous Lido Pizzo with bar, restaurant, beach service, shower, toilet and parking fee.
In the winter period the parking is free, but there are not the services that are guaranteed during the summer.
Is there an accommodation near the spot of Punta Pizzo?
The spot of Punta Pizzo is located 3 km from Marina di Mancaversa where, especially in summer, there are mainly two opportunities for accommodation: B&B and vacation homes.
The spot of Punta Pizzo in Salento is also located 7 km from the city of Gallipoli where throughout the year there are several opportunities for accommodation: hotel, B & B, vacation homes, camping, etc..
How can I reach Punta Pizzo spot?
You can reach Punta Pizzo by car. Coming from Lecce, just follow the signs to Gallipoli along the highway 101 and then exit and follow the signs to Lido Pizzo. Local Salento Kitesurf – Punta Pizzo.
N.B. The road from Mancaversa to Punta Pizzo is not asphalted and in some places not linear. This road leads to the parking lot of the spot, which during the summer is a fee, while during the winter is totally free.