“At 5 am we would hit the road…when we arrive, half asleep, we put the wetsuit on and jump into the refreshing water. Suddenly we are awake, full of adrenaline and on the peak of energy. We catch one wave, the next one and the next one. We are no pro’s, but we love it.”
– Martha Mroz
Ask a local about life in Puglia, and they’ll point out many unique aspects to southern livelihood. Alongside heartful cuisine, family unity, charming towns and easygoing lifestyle, Puglia’s two coastlines offer hidden grottoes, calas and expanse white shores and plenty of ways to engage with the sea, including watersports around 800 kilometres of sandy and rocky beaches.
If surfing is on your wish list, you’ll appreciate the winds that embrace the coasts at a couple of strategic locations; Gargano in the north, and Salento’s two coasts on both ends of the Ionian Sea where winds from the west conspire with the sea to raise the tide. While nothing is comparable to open sea conditions, there are definitely some spots to explore in Puglia.
Up in the north end is Garganosurf, the largest water sports centre in southern Italy. Its location right on the beach makes it an ideal spot to combine a day’s worth of relaxation and sports. On location is a kite, windsurfing, surfing & SUP school with qualified teachers in all sports. There’s a great wind yield in the months of July and August with great activities including ‘Full Moon Kiting’. The school is open until 15 October.