Kitesurf in Lo Stagnone!

Locals call it “stagno”, others lagoon. Natural reserve Lo Stagnone, no matter how it is called, is known for the shallow water, constant wind all year long and high temperatures (even in winter temperature here rarely goes lower than +10 degrees Centigrade). It is an ideal spot for learning and practicing in total safety due to the shallow water.

You can as well read information about our spot on the following sites:


And this is what it is told in Wikipedia about this place

“The Stagnone Lagoon is a part of Mediterranean Sea in front of Marsala City (Trapani province, autonomous region of Sicily); the Lagoon is delimited by an island called Isola Lunga (formerly stinco di Capra) because of its geographical long form.
Inside the Lagoon there are the famous Mozia island and another small island called Santa Maria. The water level in the lagoon varies from a few centimetres to a maximum of 2 metres. A peculiarity of the Stagnone is that, during summer, the water is always hot due to its low level and the lagoon conformation.”

Mozia, from Phoenicians to kitesurfing

It is not easy to describe emotions and feelings and that taste of magic surrounding Mozia. That place had always been known for salt collection. From Phoenicians who built the first salt until our days and until some unidentified flying objects piloted by humans appeared in the sky. Since that time Mozia is the synonym of kitesurf.


Here is a brief history of Mozia, the very first Phoenician settlement in western Sicily. This is how it is described on Wikipedia:

Mozia (Sicilian: Mozzia) is a small island, formerly known as Motia and San Pantaleo in the Trapani province, in Sicily, Italy, lies in the Stagnone Lagoon, and is generally included as a part of the comune of Marsala. Just 400,000 m² in size, the history Mozia is very ancient: as a shipping centre and staging post, and due to its presence near the coast of important trade city, it was one of the most important Phoenician and Carthaginian settlements in the Mediterranean area. The Phoenicians transformed the inhospitable island, which they called Motya, into one of the most affluent cities of its time, naturally defended by the lagoon as well as high defensive walls.
Ancient windmills and salt pans were used for evaporation, salt grinding and refinement, and to maintain the condition of the lagoon and island itself. Recently the mills and salt pans (called the Ettore Infersa) have been restored by the owners and opened to the public. In the 6th century BC, due to the struggles between ancient Greece and Carthage over Sicily, Motia sided with the Phoenicians and Carthaginians against the Greeks. The ancient settlement at Motia, founded in the 8th century BC, was destroyed by the Syracuse tyrant Dionysius the Elder in 379 BC. During the Middle Ages, Basilican monks settled on the island and renamed it San Pantaleo, and in 1888 was rediscovered by Joseph Whitaker.
The island of Mozia is owned and operated by the Whitaker Foundation (Palermo), famous for Marsala wines. Tours are available for the small museum, and the well-preserved ruins of a crossroads civilisation: in addition to the cultures mentioned above, Motian artifacts display Egyptian, Corinthian, Attic, Roman, Punic and Hellenic influences. The Tophet, a type of cemetery for the cremated remains of children, possibly as sacrifice to Tanit or Ba‘al Hammon, is also well known. Many of the ancient residences are open to the public, with guided tours in English and Italian.