Kalpitiya offers a range of spots that will suit every kiter's needs. The lagoon is a great spot for all levels from complete beginners to advanced riders. The water is shallow and flat and there is more than enough space to accommodate everyone. The water in the lagoon is warm so there is no need for a wetsuit though a rash vest for the sun is recommended. There is the odd shell in the sand, so booties (water shoes) are recommended for those still walking upwind or falling off their board regularly. Kite sizes in the lagoon can range from 4m (for beginners) to 15m on light wind days. In general the average size will be a 9m. If your quiver consists of a 7, 9 and 12 then you will spend most of your days on the water in Kalpitiya! As this lagoon is flat water with moderate chop it is ideal for improving your skills on a twin tip, but also great for anyone practising riding a directional board. There is a short wave break outside of the lagoon in the Indian Ocean for anyone interested in learning to surf waves or progress their skills.
Kalpitiya is a small, remote fishing and farming village on the Sri Lankan coast. There are numerous kitesurfing schools and resorts dotted around Kalpitiya, each taking turns throwing nightly parties. The resorts are not clustered close together, so this is also a great place to relax and unwind.
Whether you are a complete beginner with no experience whatsoever, an early intermediate rider looking to boost your confidence or an expert rider looking to take your riding to the next level, our IKO qualified instructors are here to provide you with quality kitesurfing lessons.
We provide group lessons, for you to have fun with a friend or family member as well as private lessons for that little bit of extra attention. Upon completion of any beginner course you will be issued with an IKO card to aid you in your progression as a kiteboarder!
If you don't have the space to travel with your gear don't worry! We can provide you with all the equipment that will need during your stay. We stock brand new equipment from North Kiteboarding as well as HK kites. Both of these brands are locally manufactured here in Sri Lanka and are made to deal with the conditions that Mother Nature serves up here in Kalpitiya!
The Kalpitiya lagoon is right on our doorstep and provides an excellent gateway to some of the World Class kiting spots available here in Kalpitiya. Dream Spot and Vella Island are two of the most famous yet unspoiled and uncrowded spots providing you with butter flat waters and steady winds.
We offer boat trips and day excursions to all spots in Kalpitiya. Here is a just a few to mention:
- Mandula Kuda -Kalpitiya Lagoon -Dream Spot -Donkey Lagoon -Vellai Island -Portugal Bay -Kappalady Lagoon
Although most spots are, there are some that are not beginner friendly. We will make recommendations based on your skill level.
As a guest at our resort you can grab a kayak for free anytime you please to go and explore the lagoon or borrow a bicycle and explore the streets of Kalpitiya. These are perfect no-wind activities where you can immerse your self in the Sri Lankan culture.
Dolphin and Whale Watching:
Kalpitiya is one of the best locations in the world to see dolphins in the wild. The best season is from November to April each year where you can see thousands of dolphins swimming along your boat, dancing and spinning- a magical show.
Scuba Diving and Snorkelling:
For keen scuba divers and snorkelers, the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka (Bar reef) is only an hour’s boat trip from Kalpitiya. This beautiful reef is home to an incredible variety of tropical fish as well as offering sighting of manta rays, reef sharks and the occasional turtle!
Your Host: Renu
Renu is your host for this experience and will provide you with all the information needed.