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Welcome to sunny sicily and the island’s kiting paradise of Lo Stagnone

kitebeach Lo Stagnone Sicily

Season: May through November

In Sicily, a fabulous practice spot awaits you, with a huge shallow area, excellent wind conditions and Mediterranean temperatures. You’ll learn how to kitesurf in water that only comes up to your hips – if that – and with lots of space for your first attempts. When its time for a break, our mobile station is right on the spot and ideal for relaxation. For accommodation, may we suggest the rustic Villa Vajarassa, a renovated winery surrounded by vineyards, perfect for evening get-togethers with kindred spirits at the long table in the courtyard.

We recommend hiring a car for greater mobility and exploring the colourful life of Sicily that lies beyond the world of kitesurfing. There’s so much to discover: old towns with idyllic bays perfect for bathing, wineries, highly recommended local wines and Italian cuisine.

P.S. Thanks to David Stampfer and Niklas Funk for the brilliant photos!

See you soon in Bella Italia!
Dominik

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Dominik Fronia station manager KBC Sicily

La Dolce Vita on the shallow watercourse

Courses

waterstart exercises at kitebeach Lo Stagnone in Sicily

Basic Course

Our teaching philosophy aims to enable all students to practice safely on their own after the course, with both kite and board.

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Kitesurfer in Lo Stagnone Sicily

Advanced Course

When you already have some kite experience and at the same time master the theory, this advanced course is a good choice for you.

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Two kitesurfer in Lo Stagnone in Sicily

Individual Training

An experienced instructor will teach you the tricks of the trade. He will help you in no time to achieve your goal safely.

  • Private training for kiters of all levels
  • Training for children (as of 10 years old)
  • Riding technique tips
  • Manoeuvres and freestyle tricks
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Kitesurf event group at kitebeach Lo Stagnone

Kite Events

The KBC kite-event consists of a week of lessons taught by our professional and licensed VDWS- instructors. The event offers you a wide range of activities and targets kiters of all levels: beginners, intermediates and even experienced kiters.

Unluckily we offer the KBC Kite Event only in German language.

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Rental Gear

Rental equipment

  • 45 kites in all sizes ranging from 5m² until 14m² of F-ONE
  • 80 Boards all recent F-ONE Freestyle- and Freerideboards in all sizes
  • Seat harness Prolimit and Mystic (from XS to XXL, also available in children sizes)
  • Waist Harness MANERA (from XS to XXL)
  • Wetsuits Prolimit and Mysticin (in sizes XS to XXL)

Reserve in advance to ensure that you always have the equipment you need even if you have to switch several times a day. A licence corresponding to VDWS licence level 3 is required in order to hire gear.

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Equipment leihen

You’ll find our top-quality F-ONE material pool in the Kite Centre, right on the kite beach. Reserve in advance to ensure that you always have the equipment you need even if you have to switch several times a day. A licence corresponding to VDWS licence level 3 is required in order to hire gear.

Please visit us at the spot to check in the first day of your holiday.

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Test & Buy

Maybe you’d like to purchase your own kite gear but aren’t quite sure what to choose? That’s no problem at all. We’ll be happy to advise you, and you can also try out our gear for yourself: you can test everything for up to 30 minutes at no charge: we sell F-ONE kites and boards in gently used and top condition, as well as new harnesses from MANERA.

Just let us know – we’ll be happy to advise you! 

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Specials

Zingaro Nature reserve

Sicily’s first nature reserve is situated only around 10 km from San Vito lo Capo. Small, pristine bays with turquoise blue water invite you to swim or sunbathe. And don’t miss out on the 7 km hiking route along the north coast. Book your adventure on site.

picturesque bay in Sicily

Wine, local delicacies and song

Spend an evening with us at the Agriturismo Baglio Fontanasalsa winery and indulge in the local specialities featured on their 7-course tasting menu: olives from their own groves, a variety of oils, fennel-scented sausage... and fine regional wines to lubricate your vocal chords, because it’s nearly time to start singing... Book your experience on site.

A cosy evening in the winery

Centre Profile

Kitebeach & spot

The Kiteboarding Club is located at Europe’s largest shallow water area. The vast, shallow lagoon of Lo Stagnone is perfect for kitesurfers of all levels: here, you have lots and lots of room on the water. No worries about getting in someone’s way! When you start, you can easily adjust your kite and board from a standing position. The smooth, calm water means comfortable kitesurfing and ideal conditions for novices, intermediate kitesurfers and freestylers. The subsoil is sandy or loamy – and there are practically no stones at all.

Most of the time (70%) there is a constant wind coming in from the north-west (sideshore on our beach) and it is thermally reinforced – the termico. However, the lagoon works in all other wind directions as well and offers around 200 kiting days per year.

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Your kitesurf holidays at KBC Sicily

In Sicily there is a top practice area with a huge standing area, a high wind yield and mediterranean temperatures. You will learn kitesurfing with a maximum of deep water and plenty of room for your first driving attempts. In the breaks you relax at our mobile station directly at the spot.

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Parties & events

Once a week we have a Kiters’ Night – a festive evening at the Villa Vajarassa. We’ll give you on-site information about other activities, such as BBQ evenings in the summer and cinema nights. You’ll also find some great restaurants and bars in the vicinity and in Marsala.

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food & drink

If you’re staying at Villa Vajarassa, you can look forward to a delicious, northern European-style healthy breakfast buffet every morning: fresh fruit, yoghurt, dark bread, cheese, sausage, salami and sweet spreads.

At lunchtime you’ll eat at the Centre. In addition, the Hotel Santa Maria (500 m) serves snacks including sandwiches and Sicilian arancini di riso (rice balls).

In the evening, we recommend local restaurants, wineries or a barbecue with the KBC team at Villa Vajarassa.

One absolute must is original Italian ice cream from Gelateria F.lli Caito, located near the Villa, or from Gelateria del Cassaro in Via XI Maggio in Marsala. A hot tip: Dark Chocolate.

 

 

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Activities

Sicily’s economy has a focus on agriculture and fishing. Tourism is another significant source of income, but here you’ll still find it in its original form —in other words, not over-development but simple, rustic architecture in a region inhabited by a proud, spirited people. This Italian island awaits the interested visitor with a amazing wealth of culture: its eventful history has left impressive traces of Greek and Arab culture from ages past. The far west of Sicily is extremely scenic. Sun-deprived Northern Europeans look forward to spring, which arrives very early here: the almond trees burst into bloom in late February and the hills are transformed into glowing orange groves. Nature lovers will certainly not be disappointed. The region is particularly noted for its chequered salt pans. Here, the sea water evaporates and crystallises into “white gold”.

  • Hire SUPs at the station
  • Indulge in a 7-course tasting menu at the winery and sample wines and typical Sicilian delicacies.
  • Visit the idyllic, emerald bays north of Trapani.
  • Go on an excursion (by car or by cable car) to the picturesque mountain village of Erice.
  • Take a boat tour to the island of Favignana, well worth the visit for its gorgeous beaches and bays. You can also go diving here.
  • A boat tour to Isola di Mothia in the kiting lagoon, a visit to the excavation site and to the museum.
  • Spend a day at the Puzziteddu surf beach and its white sand.
  • Visit Palermo: the historic district with museums, old palaces, street markets and Sicilian flair. Highlights: Capella Pallatina, Cattedrale di Palermo, Teatro Massimo and the Botanical Garden.
  • A stroll through the town of Trapani (20 minutes by car from the Kite Centre)
  • A stroll through the town of Marsala (15 minutes by car from Villa Vajarassa): San Tomaso Cathedral, the Archaeological Museum, rustic restaurants and the fish market (noted for its nightlife in the evenings)
  • The natural hot springs in Alcamo (approximately 40 minutes by car)
  • Hire bicycles or kayaks in San Vito Lo Capo and explore the area, with wine tasting opportunities not far away.
  • The region to the north-east of Trapani (San Vito lo Capo) is a well-known climbing area.
  • If you’re interested in culture, be sure to visit Syracuse, Segesta and Selinunte. The Greek Theatre of Syracuse was once considered the greatest theatre of Greek antiquity.

And we have lots of other suggestions too.

We’ll be happy to advise you on-site.

The mobile Centre

KBC Sicily is located right on the kite beach. At present, it is still a mobile station – with a permanent station in the planning stages. Check back here for updates on the progress of construction work. On windy days, our mobile station will be waiting for you at our beautiful kite spot with the black F-ONE tent, the large yellow KBC bus (storage), the white Ford Transit (storage for our F-One rental materials), a trailer with an office and drinks, our KBC teaching team and information on our KBC events:

  • Access to our private kite beach + Our professional teaching team will be happy to answer any questions.
  • Shaded area at the tent
  • Drinks and snacks (one daily meal)
  • Free parking at the spot
  • Shop with Neoprene wear, shoes, caps, Lycra wear, shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, kite leggings, shirts, jumpers, ponchos
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Where to find us on the beach

You’ll find us north of Villa Birgi / Heron’s Bay / Santa Maria, directly on the water. You’ll recognise our kite spot by the black F-ONE tent, our yellow KBC bus, our white Ford Transit, the red KBC flags and the F-ONE Bandits. You’ll recognise our team by their white Lycra shirts with the colourful KBC logo; our Event students wear turquoise Lycra shirts.

And here we are on Google Maps:

Checklist for Sicily

Don’t forget:

  • Your passport.
  • Swimwear
  • Flip flops, beach sandals
  • Sport sunglasses with a strap, preferably polarised
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Insect repellent (summer months only)
  • Lycra leggings (thin Neoprene leggings to protect your legs from sea anemones (in the summer months if you don’t wear Neoprene, but not everyone reacts to these small nettles).

Things you’ll need but can rent or buy locally:

  • Waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF (from our onlineshop)
  • UV protection clothing, e.g. a Lycra shirt
  • Neoprene shoes (or from the KBC Sicily shop)
  • A long Neoprene suit
  • Sockets have three holes (unfortunately, the distance between the outer holes is not standardised) – with a bit of luck, a Central European plug might fit; otherwise we can lend you adapters for Villa Vajarassa.

Things you can leave at home:

  • Your kite pump – we have a good supply of hand-operated pumps for all popular types of valve  


We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have!

Wind & Weather

Wind Forecast

Current wind data at the local meteorological office.

Wind & Weather

Most of the time (70%), the wind comes in from the north-west. That is sideshore on our beach. In addition, it is thermally reinforced. However, the lagoon works in all other wind directions as well and is independent of the tides. Windfinder and Windguru weather forecasts are generally correct, but based on our experience, there are usually 2-10 more knots of wind here. The windiest months are from April until late November. In July and August, there is a thermal wind starting at noon every day.

Wind statistics KBC Sicily in Italy

Arrival

Flights

Day of arrival
Daily Flights KBC Sicily can be reached quickly, easily (it’s only around two hours from Germany or Switzerland, for instance) and inexpensively:

Trapani Airport (only 10 minutes by car to the spot): From Frankfurt-Hahn, Karlsruhe, Baden-Baden and Brussels Charleroi (with Ryanair)

Palermo Airport (one hour by car to the spot) From Berlin-Schönefeld, Düsseldorf-Weeze, Memmingen and Nuremberg -> Trapani (with Ryanair) ...and other airports with Lufthansa and Swissair.

Catania Airport (a three-and-a-half-hour drive from the spot – may be combined with a return trip) Berlin-Schönefeld -> Catania (with Ryanair) ...and other airports with Lufthansa and Swissair.

We’ll find the most attractive travel package for you.

Transfers

We will be happy to arrange for you to be picked up from the airport or for your return transfer to the airport; this service is provided by another company. The price is per car (please note the maximum number of persons and luggage) and according to distance. The car is air-conditioned. The driver will wait for you if you are delayed.

Arrival transfer: The driver from our reliable transfer service (a certified third-party provider) will be waiting for you at the bar located at the airport exit. He will be holding a sign with our logo and will drive you directly to your accommodation.

For the return trip, you can be picked up at KBC, Villa Vajarassa or at the hotel of your choice. Please let us know your preference beforehand.

Airport Transfers

Palermo Airport Transfer by car (One Way)
Airport Transfer by car (One Way) from Airport Palermo to Lo Stagnone OR from Lo Stagnone to Airport Palermo.
100,00 € Book
Airport Transfer by car (One Way)
Airport Transfer by car (One Way) from Airport Trapani to Lo Stagnone OR from Lo Stagnone to Airport Trapani.
25,00 € Book
Airport Transfer by mini bus (One Way)
Airport Transfer by mini bus (One Way) from Airport Trapani to Lo Stagnone OR from LoStagnone to Airport Trapani.
35,00 € Book
Palermo Airport Transfer by mini bus (One Way)
Palermo Airport Transfer by mini bus (One Way) from Airport Palermo to Lo Stagnone OR from Lo Stagnone to Airport Palermo.
130,00 € Book

Rental cars

For getting around in Sicily, we strongly recommend a rental car. This gives you greater mobility and independence and makes it easy to explore the colourful life of Sicily that lies beyond the world of kitesurfing.

You can book your rental car through us; make advance reservations here (Link: www.rentalcars.com/de/airport/it/tps/sicily-by-car/) or hire a car at the airport. Prices for rental cars vary according to season. www.rentalcars.com/de/airport/it/tps/sicily-by-car/

Local public transport is available, but often runs off schedule and is unreliable.

Taxis are very expensive, unfortunately, and not always available.

 

 

Accomodation in Sicily

Villa Baglio Vajarassa in Sicily

Villa Vajarassa During your stay at KBC Sicily and for KBC Sicily Kite Events, you’ll lodge at Baglio Vajarassa. After a day of kitesurfing, you can get together with other KBC guests and the team. And in the evenings, we meet up at the long table in the idyllic inner courtyard of the villa.

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Rooms You’ll stay in one of the five double rooms, some of which have a balcony or access to the roof terrace. All rooms have a double bed (160 x 190) with one mattress and a bathroom with a washbasin, WC and shower. There are high chairs and baby/children’s cots for your little ones. The rooms are named after the five prevailing winds in the region.

Meals A delicious, healthy breakfast buffet is served every morning.

Villa Surrounded by vineyards and olive groves is Baglio Vajarassa, a bed and breakfast renovated in 2016. The villa is full of cosy spots to relax: in the living room at the fireside, in the reading room, in the hammock under the majestic trees in the inner courtyard or on the roof terrace. From here, you have an amazing view of the lagoon (only 400 m away) and the sunsets. There is free Wi-Fi. The entire villa is non-smoking.

Location The villa is not located directly at the kite spot but around 15 minutes away in the south of the lagoon, surrounded by well-tended vineyards. The easiest way to get to the spot is with your hired car. There’s free parking behind the villa, which is located on the route to Marsala. It’s only 15 minutes to the small, picturesque old town of Marsala, which is definitely worth visiting. You’ll find many excellent restaurants, unbelievably delicious ice cream and a lively night life at the weekend. The Trapani airport in the north is only 15 minutes away as well. A good restaurant is a mere eight minutes away, and one of the region’s finest ice cream shops is only a five minutes’ drive. Information on other accommodation, including closer to the spot, is available from our travel partners.

Getting there: Baglio Vajarassa is located at 91025 Marsala, Contrada Spagnola 176 (Via Vajarassa). GPS devices tend to have difficulty finding this address, however, so we recommend using Google Maps to get there.

[Translate to english:] Doppelzimmer Tramontana in der Villa Vajarassa in Sizilien

Tramontana DR The “Tramontana” is the largest room and is located on the first floor. It has a double bed (one mattress measuring 160 x 190), a daybed and a bathroom with a washbasin, WC, bidet and shower. From the balcony, you have a fantastic view of the vineyards and the lagoon. The room features traditional Sicilian tiles. There is enough space for two baby cots.

[Translate to english:] Sizilianisches Schlafzimmer im Hotel

DZ Maestro DR The “Maestro” double room is on the first floor. It has a double bed (one mattress measuring 160 x 190) and a bathroom with a washbasin, WC, and shower. From the balcony, you have a fantastic view of the vineyards and the lagoon. The room features lovely Sicilian tiles. There is enough space for one baby cot.

[Translate to english:] Sizilianisches Schlafzimmer mit Bad

Austro DR The “Austro” double room is on the first floor. It has a double bed (one mattress measuring 160 x 190) and a bathroom with a washbasin, WC, and shower. The room features beautiful Sicilian tiles. This is our smallest double room and is therefore less expensive (for single-room occupancy, -€8/night).

Greco DR The “Greco” is located between the first floor and the roof. It has a double bed (one mattress measuring 160 x 190) and a bathroom with a washbasin, WC, and shower. The room has wood panelling in white. From here, you have access to the roof terrace with a fantastic view of the vineyards and the lagoon. There is enough space for one baby cot.

Scirocco DR The “Scirocco” double room has a bedroom with a double bed (one mattress measuring 160 x 190), a small vestibule and a bathroom with a washbasin, shower, bidet and WC. The room is located on the ground floor with access from the common room. From here, you have a view of the vineyards in the direction of the lagoon. This double room has sufficient space for either two baby cots or a baby cot and a child’s cot.

Prices All overnight guests in this region must pay a tourist tax. This tax is €1.50 per day per person for the first five days. If your stay is longer, e.g. 10 days, you pay only €7.50 in all. This tax is paid in cash and directly to the Villa Vajarassa management.

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Personal advice

Our travel specialist Rosi Mayer always finds the best possible prices, can give you detailed insider tips on the region and looks forward to creating a complete package for you, including your flight, transfers, accommodation and all you need for kitesurfing.

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