Kalpitiya
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Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is an unrivalled marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches. It enthuses with its amazing wind stats throughout the wind season and its beautiful beaches.

You can enjoy very tranquil holidays here. The nearest small village is 3km away, the nearest big village 10km. So just take a taxi or a tuk-tuk to get wherever you need to go. You could also hire a car, but don’t expect well known hire car agents, there are only some locals hiring cars and there’s also a different driving style as you are probably used to.
Apart from kitesurfing there are other attractive activities like snorkelling, boat trips, dolphin and whale watching or wildlife safaris in the Wilpattu national park.

Lagoon Bungalows
Distance to Beach :
On site
Distance to Centre :
On site
Room Basis :
Full Board
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De Silva Wind Resort
Distance to Beach :
On site
Distance to Centre :
20 minutes walk
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Full Board
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De Silva Wind Resorts has the prime beachfront location on Kalpitiya lagoon and is the only kite and wind surf station in the spot. The resort is a family run business consisting of various different bungalows all with en-suites and terraces with hammocks. There is also a guest house with shared bathrooms for a low budget option. There is a fantastic roof terrace which provides amazing views over the lagoon and Indian Ocean. The bungalows have their own Sri Lankan restaurant on site which create a variety of different meals during your stay, as well as a surf bar for soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Its just a short tuk tuk ride to the main town which the Resort will happily organise for you and a twice daily boat transfer service is offered to the vis-à-vis sandbank.
Complex Features :
Boat Transfer
Laundry Services
Sri Lankan Restaurant
Surf Bar
Free WIFI
Gift Shop
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Room Service
Electric Fan
Mosquito Net
Terrace with hammock

In Kalpitiya the wind blows constantly day and night between May and September from 20 knots to 30 knots. Normally it blows side-onshore from the southwest but there are lighter cross-shore winds between December and March.

You will find lots of flat water lagoons here, which are perfect for kiters at all levels.

With more than a dozen spots, you will be kiting in heaven.

Ther is on one side of the peninsula the Indian Ocean, ideal for free-ride and wave riding; on the other side is Kalpitiya Lagoon, perfect for beginners and freestylers. In between: The Puttalam Lagoon, with perfect flat water, what is great for downwind trips, camping on islands and free-ride. There is something for everyone, allowing you to come in groups with different levels.

The Centre

The Centre is located on the northwest coast of Sri Lanka, on the peninsula of Puttalam.

There are perfect conditions for beginners because of the flat water lagoon, which is also perfectly convenient for advanced riders.

The Centres’ instructors all are IKO certified instructors with the best knowledge about kitesurfing, as they were one of the first kitesurfing instructors in Sri Lanka.

Kitesurfing

Discovery Kitesurfing

You will learn the wind window theory, how to pilot a kite and the basic skills on foil kites.

2 hours individual

                                                           £74

2 hours group

                                                           £50

Level 1

Gives you more understanding of what kiteboarding is all about. Teaching of the wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite (2-4 lines), safety requirement.

3 hours individual

                                                           £110

3 hours group

                                                           £74

Level 1-2

Teaching of the wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite, safety requirements and Kite power management, body dragging, self-rescue, water start theories.

6 hours individual

                                                             £205

6 hours group

                                                             £135

Level 1-2-3

The first 2 levels above are incorporated in the 9 hour course. The level 3 is to improve and have your first session in the water with the board.

9 hours individual

                                                             £288

9 hours group

                                                            £198

Level 3

Instruction package for anyone that has already had some kite lessons. Teaching includes going upwind, changing direction, board recovery, first jump.

3 hours individual

                                                            £110

3 hours group

                                                            £74

Private Lesson

This is an individual private lesson, to improve your ability in kitesurfing. Learn to jump, board-off, unhook, wave riding, strapless, back roll, or just simple turns can be options.

1 hour

                                                             £40
One of the most attractive activities that would be an unforgettable experience is the dolphin and whale watching. Just do a boat trip to an off-shore site and enjoy that fantastic adventure. For a relaxed day just go to the pool or relax at one of the beautiful sandy beaches. Apart from kitesurfing there are some other water activities like SUPing or snorkelling. For the sportive adjustment enjoy a beach volleyball game, that also can be a good opportunity to get in contact with other tourists. A worthwhile experience for the whole family can be a trip to the Wilpattu national park or a Catamaran cruise around the coast of Kalpitiya. There are only a few very simple restaurants in the villages and only some basic, small shops because the people usually eat and stay in their resort, hotel or kite camp.
  • Solos
  • Familes
  • SUP
  • Snorkelling
  • Boat
  • Fishing
  • Car Hire