Kaplitiya kitesurfing guides you on the correct path to become a professional kitesurfer: top notch equipment, kitesurf schools with skilled instructors, suitable courses, and perfect winds and waters.
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What you need to know about Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka
The town of Kalpitiya in Sri Lanka is blessed with a peninsula which makes it possible to provide a wonderful experience for thrilling water sports activities amongst panoramic beauty.
Southwest monsoons occur from May – October, which is the best time for Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. During this period, Kalpitiya experiences strong winds all day long, making it ideal for kitesurfing.
December – March is another good windy season for Kalpitiya due to the North-West monsoon.
For those who do not have any past experience in kitesurfing, a full three day course is needed for beginners. These lessons can be taken at any kitesurfing school in Kalpitiya.
Discovery courses are also available for those who want to give it a shot and see if kitesurfing is a suitable sport for them to master.
Additional courses are available depending on the level of expertise you wish to reach in the sport of kitesurfing.
Best equipment leads to best experience
Although kitesurfing equipment is relatively expensive, you can get around 3-4 years of good use before you need to buy something new.
No matter how experienced you are at surfing, kitesurfing in Sri Lanka requires lessons at a kite school in order for you to understand how to control the powerful kites and be aware of what to do if anything goes wrong.
This kit is suitable to help you stay upright during riding and for teaching the basics of kite skills and wind conditions. It is not necessary to purchase kits for this stage, as you will outgrow it in a few weeks.
Ideally, one should purchase kites that will transition you from beginner to intermediary kitesurfer.
Factors to consider when purchasing kite surf equipment.
When selecting kites, be sure to look for one with excellent depower. Depowering involves decreasing the speed of your kite by using the kite lines to let go of pressure.
Bow kites (full depower) and Hybrid (high depower) kites are a good option.
If kitesurfing in varying wind conditions, purchasing two kites is advisable
Heavier riders need larger sized kites.
There is no harm in doing so but make sure that the bar is the same brand as the kite due to safety reasons.
Ideal for beginners who are transitioning to intermediaries. Easy to get up on, manoeuvre, and can be used to ride two ways without turning the board around.
There two main kitesurfing spots for beginners and professionals in Kalpitiya and are suitable for those looking for flat water, freerides, and free style.
There are several excursion spots such as ‘Dream Spot’ and ‘Vella’ which are ideal for the experienced kiters to enjoy the sport. These spots are positioned at perfect angles against the wind, thereby creating exclusive conditions for kitesurfing.
For free style, free ride and wave riding, the ‘Donkey Spot’ is popular because it has cleaner waves and allows riders to sharpen their skills in an easy manner.
Child Friendly atmosphere
You do not have to worry about whether or not it is safe to bring your children along for this kitesurfing vacation.
Rental equipment for Kitesurfing
Around the area there are several shops that rent out kitesurfing equipment on an hourly basis.
A wide range of kitesrufing schools are available for you to get started with kitesurfing in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Wilpattu National Park: wildlife safari.
Explore remnants of the colonial past by visiting the cultural triangle: Sigiriya, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa (neighbouring towns)
Whether you want the most luxurious or the most budgeted accommodation, Kalpitiya has it all.
Wide variety of kitesurfing spots ranging from flat waters to wavy waters
Highest number of windy days compared to the rest of Sri Lanka
Availability of kitesurfing schools with IKO certified instructors
Caters to beginners as well as advanced kitesurfers
Several kitesurfing excursion opportunities
Availability of premium kitesurfing equipment for purchasing and renting
If you’re looking to kitesurf, Sri Lanka is an excellent option for you, with great equipment, schools and kitesurf locations such as Bar Reef in Kalpitiya.
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Off Kalpitiya Road,