Shielded from the offshore island, Isola Grande, the water inside the lagoon is a maximum of 1.80 meters deep, making it the perfect spot for beginners, advanced kitesurfers and those who like freestyle laboratory conditions.Even in stronger winds, the water remains very shallow. No trace of waves.
Since the lagoon is completely enclosed, almost all wind directions are well rideable. In summer, due to the heat, there is mainly thermal wind from the north. During the rest of the year the winds depend on the weather conditions. The western part of Sicily is also one of the windiest spots in Europe, along with Tarifa. The main wind directions are northwest (Mistral, Tramontana), which drive the kites from May to October and are even strengthened with a local thermal, and more rarely southeast (Scirocco).
In summer, stable high-pressure weather conditions dominate Europe. Then you can almost always count on the very constant thermal winds between 15 and 17 knots.
The wind yield is also quite high in summer (May-September). About 70% of the days there are constant winds above 11 knots with few gusts and average wind forces of 15 – 17 knots.
In the winter months the wind days are less but the wind gets stronger and rougher. Here there are also days with winds of 25 – 35+ knots.