Maremma Tuscany Surf

Some of the best Tuscany surf is without a doubt to be had in la Maremma. Not only because conditions for tremendous surfing can be found in many different places along Maremma's coastline, but also because it is one of the most beautiful natural environments in the whole of Italy.

Tuscany surf in Maremma

 

Whether you are a beginner or novice looking for lessons, or an experienced surfer seeking high jumps and fast runs in more testing conditions, there are plenty of fabulous locations for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing throughout the year to be found in Maremma.

The stunning surfing during "il tramonto" (the sunset) photograph above is by kind permission of Francesco and was taken at Castiglioncello near Livorno.

 

SURFING

Surfing in Tuscany Italy

Tuscany surf image also by Francesco

 

Locations along the northern coast of Maremma:
the Costa degli Etruschi - the Etruscan Coast

Golfo di Baratti, Piombino. Baratti beach is one of the most beautiful beach locations in Maremma and the site of the only Etruscan city ever built by the sea. A shallow water location where you can surf, kitesurf and windsurf the "Il Dado waves" with Etruscan tombs in view along the shore. Bars and refreshment facilities can be found in the pineta and in the small port of Baratti. Great waves for novices and longboards. Difficulty: easy.

Lillatro, Rosignano Solvay. One of the most popular locations in Maremma and as such it is busy throughout the year. Ideal simple waves for the more advanced surfing manoevres. Difficulty: intermediate to advanced.

Rocky Point between Fortullino and at Le Forbici, Castiglioncello. A beautiful spot for surfing throughout the year especially for surfers who prefer to surf away from the crowds. Intermediate to advanced difficulty.

 

Locations in the Golfo di Follonica

Perelli surf Piombino Maremma Tuscany Italy Toscana

Perelli beach, Piombino. Perelli surfing.

 

Locations along the southern coast of Maremma:
the Costa d'Argento - the Silver Coast

Il Faro - the lighthouse - at Castiglione della Pescaia. Suitable for surfing, and kitesurfing and windsurfing out of the high season summer months. Castiglione della Pescaia surf.

Le Rocchette beach, Castiglione della Pescaia. Suitable for surfboarding - "surf da onda" - with waves of intermediate and advanced level difficulty. Le Rocchette surf.

La Sinestra, in the locality of Ansedonia. A sandy beach with good storm surge waves. Difficulty: easy.

 

Isola d'Elba- Elba Island

Caletta, locality Cavoli.

Convio, locality Cavoli.

Il Nonno, Seccheto.

Lido di Capoliveri. A large sandy beach.

Margidore beach, Laconella.

Marina di Campo beach.

 

 

KITESURFING

Kitesurfing in the Golfo di Baratti, Maremma, Toscana, Italy

The above photo was taken in the beautiful Golfo di Baratti along the Etruscan Coast: a favourite haunt of mine for weekend walks and very popular with sub-aqua divers, wind and kitesurfers, as well as for sailing.

 

Locations along the northern coast of Maremma:
the Costa degli Etruschi - the Etruscan Coast

Golfo di Baratti - the beautiful Bay of Baratti. Difficulty: easy.

Lillatro, Rosignano Solvay. Difficulty level: intermediate.

Marina di Castagneto, Donoratico. The most popular location along Maremma's northern shores with a large sandy beach ideal for kitesurfing. Excellent wind and sea conditions for freestyle kitesurfing. Difficulty: easy.

 

Locations in the Golfo di Follonica

Carbonifera and Perelli, Piombino. Just a short distance north from Follonica are the beaches of Torre Mozza, Carbonifera and Perelli in the protected "Parco costiero della Sterpaia". Both Carbonifera and Perelli sites have shallow waters and wide sandy beaches that make for safe kitesurfing and windsurfing conditions. Ample parking and beach facilities. Difficulty: intermediate.

 

Locations along the southern coast of Maremma:
the Costa d'Argento - the Silver Coast

Talamone, in the bay along the town's main sandy beach, the Spiaggia Fertilia.

Talamone kitesurfing Tuscany MaremmaKitesurfing at Talamone

 

WINDSURFING

Windsurfing in Tuscany: the Follonica windsurfing regata, Maremma Italy

Maremma Tuscany surf: photo taken in Follonica during the wind surfing regata by kind permission of Carlo Micheloni.

 

Locations along the northern coast of Maremma:
the Costa degli Etruschi - the Etruscan Coast

Golfo di Baratti, Piombino. Difficulty: easy.

Le Gorette at Cecina Mare. Difficulty: intermediate.

Lillatro, Rosignano Solvay. Difficulty: intermediate.

Marina di Castagneto, Donoratico. This popular site has ample beach facilites. Difficulty: easy.

Pietrabianca, Vada. An all weather site. Difficulty: easy.

 

Locations in the Golfo di Follonica

Carbonifera and Perelli, Piombino. Difficulty: intermediate.

Near Castiglione della Pescaia: Capanna Civinini beach.

Windsurfing from Capanna Civinini beach Tuscany towards Punta Ala MaremmaWindsurfing from Capanna Civinini beach near Castiglione della Pescaia, headed towards Punta Ala.

 

Locations along the southern coast of Maremma:
the Costa d'Argento - the Silver Coast

The Marina di Grosseto beach.

Windsurfing Marina di Grosseto Tuscany Maremma

Fiumara Beach, near the Marina di Grosseto.

 

 

Marina di Alberese: a stunningly beautiful natural beach with no row upon row of sun parasols!

Talamone, in the bay along the town's main sandy beach, the Spiaggia Fertilia.

 

Isola d'Elba- Elba Island

Lido di Capoliveri. A large sandy beach with good conditions in both mistral and sirocco winds.

 

Kitesurfing and SUP boarding Annual Festival

SUP boarding in Maremma Tuscany

There is a new (first one held in 2013) Maremma festival in town. An annual surf festival for long distance kiteboard surfing and SUP with demonstrations, drinks :) and long distance endurance events. The location is Castiglione della Pescaia over a weekend at the end of June each year. The official web site is www.castiglionesurf.it

 

The Maremma Surf Map

All the places above Maremma in Tuscany surf locations in one easy reference map.


View Maremma Surf in a larger map

 

More Tuscany Surf information

A great website for more Tuscany surf information - written in Italian and English - about each of the surfing spots along the Costa degli Etruschi - including beach and wave conditions, winds, parking and refreshment facilities, and directions on how to reach each location etc is the official tourism website www.costadeglietruschi.it

 

The Best Maremma Surf

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When you want to know where the best places are for something you are interested in you can't do better than ask a local. But even better than that is to ask a local who also has a passion for that subject: and so I did! One of my neighbours has surfing in his blood and I rarely see him leave or return home without his surfing kit and trusty companion, his dog. So I asked Simone if he would be willing to share with me his favourite surfing locations in Maremma and he generously agreed to do so.

What I didn't expect was that he would even prepare a map of his top spots to share with you: read the best Maremma surf to find out more...

 

Tell me about YOUR favourite surf in Maremma

Kitesurfing in Tuscany Maremma Italy

Maremma Tuscany surf: the close-up kitesurfing shot above was taken in the Marina di Alberese, Toscana and is by kind permission of Francesco.

Whether you are a beginner or have surfed all of your life here in Maremma, I would love to know where YOUR favourite surf spots are and the waves you have ridden there. Just add your words and photos to the short form below to have your own surf story page in this website.

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