Sri Lanka Kite Report Summer 2019

Kitesurfing Season in Sri Lanka, Summer 2019

Once again, we want to share with the kitesurfing community our last kitesurfing summer season in Sri Lanka. Many of you are planning a kitesurfing trip to Sri Lanka and I am sure you are wondering: What is the wind like in summer? What kites should I take?

This year we had unexpected good wind from the first week of May and we were really happy that we could kite for 5 months continuously.

Normally, in the beginning of May, it rains a lot in Kalpitiya, sometimes it is all flooded and that is why we didn’t expect to have that early wind.

sri lanka kite summer season 2019

In general, the summer season was great and from the beginning of May to the end of September we had strong winds almost every day. Comparing to last year, this summer season we had stronger winds and we were using 6-7 metres kites on most days. Some days we had to use 9-10 meters kites, with perfect wind for leaning and for improving new tricks. Of course, this year, we also went to Vella many times and there the wind is stronger than in Kalpitiya lagoon. We were also quite surprised, as this year the Full Moon days did not affect the wind too much. In Kalpitiya the wind normally stops during Full Moon days, however, this year we had very good wind even in full moon. In August we did a kitesurfing trip to Vella Island with the guys from SWB Kalpitiya, with a stay over at Vella Island. Riding at Vella Island, at night, with the full moon, is probably one of the best experiences in life for any kitesurfer. Check the video!

During the first two weeks of September we had lighter winds than in the previous months and we were riding 12-14 meters kites. That’s why, in September, we went to Dream Spot and Ippantivu Island almost every day, due to the gusty conditions in Kalpitiya lagoon. Kalpitiya lagoon in summer is great to kite when the forecast marks from 16 knots up, however, if it marks 13-15 knots it is best to move around to catch the better wind.

The kitesurfing season is officially over on the last week of September due to very strong rain, as it is the beginning of Sri Lanka’s wet season. We are then super eager to start the next winter kitesurfing season in Sri Lanka, starting the end of December!!

sri lanka kite season 2019

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Learning Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya Lagoon Kite Spot

 

Alejandro is a guy who never did any kind of water sports before! He came to Sri Lanka to learn kitesurfing and to improve his physical condition! The Kalpitiya lagoon kite spot is the perfect spot to learn kitesurfing for Alejandro! Will Alejandro achieve his goal? Will he be able to stand on the board? Follow the kitesurfing experiences of Alejandro in his YouTube channel.

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Overnight Stay Trip On Vella Island, Sri Lanka

Vella Island Sri Lanka – Kitesurfing in FULL MOON

Vella Island is probably the best spot to kite in Sri Lanka and it is also considered to be one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world. This tiny island is where many of the world champions come for training.

On Vella Island there are not many facilities as it is a fisherman’s island without electricity and water supply.  However, the wind is perfect and the water is super flat, that’s why it doesn’t matter about the lack of facilities, when the conditions for kitesurfing are just amazing!

Vella Island, Sri Lanka is located 50 minutes north from Kalpitiya town and many kitesurfing schools in Kalpitiya organize daily kite trips to the island. Going to Vella Island is quite easy, however, returning to Kalpitiya can be more of a challenge as there are many waves, that’s why it takes longer to return to Kalpitiya than going out to Vella. Anyway, it is always worthwhile going to Vella Island, Sri Lanka for a kitesurfing trip as it is an amazing place!

The wind at Vella Island, Sri Lanka is very similar to Kalpitiya wind but sometimes it is a little bit stronger. Around 2-3 more knots.

The guys from Sun Wind Beach, Kalpitiya organize many overnight stays on Vella Island and last June I had the chance to join them for a kitesurfing trip to Vella Island. We went in full moon so we could kite at night, under the light of the moon. This was one of the greatest experiences I have had in Sri Lanka so far. I have already been to many kite spots in Sri Lanka but riding at Vella Island, with the full moon, it just exceeded all my expectations!

Sushanta and his team from Sun Wind Beach, Kalpitiya provide a warm welcome to all people joining them on a kite trip. They really take excellent care of everyone! Once on Vella Island they organize everything to make all the riders happy. We could sleep in comfortable donkey beds and hammocks. We ate pasta, curry and rice and fruits and at night we had music and a lot of smiles! Totally recommended, a kitesurfing trip to Vella Island with the Sun Wind Kalpitiya team.

This is a video from Sushanta’s Full Moon party!

 

Kitesurf Challenge in Sri Lanka – Your Best Kitesurfing Holidays!

Kitesurfing Trip to Sri Lanka 2020

Do you have a good kitesurf level and you would like to improve your kite skills?

Join us next August for our KITESURF CHALLENGE in Sri Lanka. Seven intense days of coaching, downwinds and kite trips, visiting Sri Lanka’s most beautiful kitesurfing spots, infamous throughout the world. All with professional, experienced guides helping you to create your lifetime, treasured memories in the best kitesurfing locations imaginable … Not forgetting the laughs and camaraderie, meeting kitesurfing buddies who have the same love of riding as you do!

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Vella Island: The Best Kitesurfing Spot in Sri Lanka

Kite Trip to Vella Island Kalpitiya – Sri Lanka

Since I landed in Sri Lanka for my kitesurfing holiday, I was really eager to make a kite trip to Vella Island kitesurfing spot. I have many friends who have visited Sri Lanka before, for kitesurfing and all of them told me that Vella Island is the best kite spot in Sri Lanka and probably one of the best spots in the world. That’s why I decided to organise a kite trip to Sri Lanka and go see Vella Island for myself.

In order to get to Vella Island kite spot, I had to organise a kite trip from Kalpitiya. The village of Kalpitiya is approximately 300 km north of Colombo and it is located at the end of the Kalpitiya peninsula. In Kalpitiya there are many resorts who organize kite trips to Vella Island and other kitesurfing spots.

A normal price for a kite trip to Vella Island is around 45 euros, including lunch and drinks. The boats to Vella Island leave from Kalpitiya lagoon and it takes around 50 minutes. These boats are typical fishermen boats that take up to 6 people and they are quite comfortable.

We left Kalpitiya lagoon at 9:30 a.m. and at around 10:30 a.m. we were already pumping our kites in Vella. My kitesurfing trip to Vella island is one of the best kitesurfing experiences I have had in my life. I counted maximum 20 kites that day and the island is super long, so we had plenty of space for everybody. The wind in Vella Island is offshore and I saw some beginners struggling to get back to the island, by edging a lot. I also saw some boats who had to rescue the kiters who not able to get back. This kite spot in Sri Lanka is for sure not recommendable for people who are not able to kite upwind.

We were told by the resort that we could stay at Vella Island only until 4 p.m., as the way back to Kalpitiya takes longer because of the waves. Finally, we left the island at 4:30 p.m. and we got to Kalpitiya around 5 p.m. It is true, the way back from Vella Island is quite challenging as there are many waves, but I think it is worthy to go to Vella.

I saw some kite surfers who spent the night on Vella Island. There are no hotels there, only some fishermen huts who provide basic food and water. There is no electricity either, so they had to use torches at sundown. I cannot imagine how amazing it would be to wake up in ‘kitesurfing paradise’ and be able to kite as soon as the sun rises.

Now I know why Vella Island in Sri Lanka is considered the best kite spot around and one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world.

vella island kite spot kalpitiya sri lanka

Best Kite School in Sri Lanka

Margarita Kite School is the Best Kitesurfing School in Sri Lanka!

We are very happy to have received such positive feedback from our clients! We want to share with the kitesurfing community the reviews from some of our clients who think we are the best kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka! Thank you guys and we hope you all come back!!  🙂 🙂

wrote a review Sep 16 2019

I had such an amazing stay at Margarita Village
Thanks to Ruben and all his team for the wonderful time.
Not only i learned how to kite surf in margarita but i met lots of awesome people wether locals or foreigners from all globe corners which really added so much to my experience.
The whole team at village or at the lagoon are always at your service with a genuine smile ,friendly and professional at the same time.
Wether newbie or advanced level i highly recommend you Margarita kite school it has it all and you’ll never go wrong.
I will definitely come back here again for another windy season
 wrote a review July 2019

I booked for 4 nights, ended up staying for 3 weeks! Margarita Village and kite centre became my home away from home. The cabins are comfortable and very spacy, with a huge outdoor bathroom, a comfy bed, fan to cool you down, and a chill porch and hammock.

The staff goes that extra mile to make all your wishes come true..a fresh coconut, extra towel or just a nice chat, no worries!

The breakfast and especially the dinner are just the best! The local chef knows how to prepare his country’s great food, but also cooks up the best tuna and Spanish dishes. Probably influenced by the Spanish owners 😉 Every day is a treat with a perfectly balanced combination of veggies and meat.

The kite centre is very professional. The vibe is relaxed and the centre uses good quality kite surf gear, and very skilled instructors which speak different languages for your convenience. Not only do they know how to get you starting this amazing sport, they help you to progress and you will have a lot of fun in the mean time!

The 3 weeks I spend in this place the owners, instructors and staff together with the other wonderful guests became like a family to me. From the chilled vibe, the fun game nights, the nerdy kite talk to the amazing food and very warmhearted people, I loved every minute I spent there and am already planning my next stay!! 🙂

We were only meant to stay for 3 days but ended up extending until it became 2 weeks. Such is the magic of Margarita Village Kite School. We met so many wonderfulnew friends and experienced professional service. Our rooms were always kept clean, our chef gave the best food, the owners were very accommodating of our requests and gave us tips on places to go for day trips, kiting teachers Mireia and Mario were amazing, and the whole place felt like home away from home. There were beautiful animals that we got to pat and interact with, hammock for relax time, card games, badminton area, and I got to learn to kite. I never thought I’d be able to do it as I only recently recovered from a major physical health challenge, but through gentle patience, great wisdom and joyful style of teaching from Mireia, I got to achieve my dream. My partner Shane and I loved every part of our stay and we hope to return again.. to our wonderful Margarita Village Kite School family. Forever in our hearts! 🙂

I came to Kalpitiya on a short sola trip to learn how to Kitesurf. I did the 9hour course that they offer which was spread over three days. I was a little anxious at starting but there was really no need to be. The team of instructors were all so friendly, chilled and professional, I knew I was in safe hands! My instructor was called Mirella and she was amazing! So patient and knowledgeable. She will teach you everything you need to know from the beginning and make it fun!

During my time at Kalpitiya I stayed at margarita lagoon which was a treat.
The cabanas were clean and equipped with a mosquito net and a fan. The outdoor shower is really cool and I especially liked the hammock which is outside each cabana. Also each cabana has outdoor seating deck chairs as well as a clothes line for hanging your wetsuits, towels etc.
The breakfast each morning was delicious with fresh fruit and a smoothie always included.
If you are into Yoga, the team will organize a yoga instructor onsite.
Every evening dinner is prepared around 7 with a variety of foods and local dishes, even a BBQ.
Overall it’s such a great place, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere with good people around. I would 100% recommend. I was sad to leave after the 3days but will be back again!

 wrote a review Jan 2019

We spent three nights in Margarita Village and we really enjoyed it. The cabanas are super cozy and you always can enjoy a fresh breeze during the night, so sleeping is just awesome. The cabanas offer a nice natural shower and bathroom.

The FOOD is just amazing. Every night we were offered delicious local food like rice and curry or kottu. Sometimes we also had sri lankan pasta or a wonderful big fish and seafood barbecue with lots of great grilled vegetables.

The area around the kiteschool and Margarita Villag is still very rural, which is what we really loved!! We had the opportunity to get in touch with a lot of the local people, who were so friendly and interested in us. Ruben and his friendily and welcoming stuff took care of all our needs. They arragend a scooter and bike rental and a transfer to the airport. Furthermore they arranged a day trip to Wilpattu Nationalparc and a boattrip to go dolphin watching.

The kiteschool was just wonderful. We already knew how to kite and just needed some supervision in the beginning. The school offers a lot of kites in different sizes, bsides you get bars, harnesses and booties. For those who prefer more safety the school also provides swimmingwests and helmets. The instructor are ver friendly, funny and warmhearted people. We had a great time and really recommend this place!

 wrote a review Aug 2018
We started our holiday end of july
We enjoyed iT so much such a nice place. Lovly owner Ruben. Great staff, verry helpfull and friendly
Great sweet animals on the location: the CAT’s Margerita and Tarzan and goose Eduardo
The rooms were nice loved the outdoor shower and toilet. Hooked up with lots of people after kiting and ended up having dinner with a Nice group of people at Margerita Village or Margerita lagoon. Superb to start if you never kite before. Or when experienced there are excellent places like little islands were you are totaly by yourself and go to by boat. Loved the dreamspot. If youre not a good kiter jet no problem they can do a boat resque and you can start again.
If there is no wind you can take a boat trip to wilpattu national park and swim in the river
Or rent Some kajaks on the beach
We decided to also finish our holidays there because we enjoyed iT so much.
Every day transport to the kitesurf lagoona and back
You can also take a tuk tuk for about 500-600 roepies is around 3,-
We met so many Nice people there that we decided to come back in december or januari this jear
Room has everything needed no airco but sleeping with the fan is perfect
Sri Lankan breakfast yummie
BBQ tuna fantastic
Kitesurf crew sooooo Nice
Thanks Guys and see you soon grtz natanya and noa

Best Kitesurfing Spots in Sri Lanka

Top Kitesurfing Spots in Sri Lanka = Kiting in Paradise

Kitesurfing is an amazing sport where you can move in 3 dimensions and where you can enjoy the power of the wind to the max! Furthermore, if you can do kitesurfing in a place with very steady wind and flat water, then you are lucky. Sri Lanka is one of the kitesurfing destinies that is growing faster around the world and this is because Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is like kitesurfing in paradise!

If  you haven´t heard that Sri Lanka is one of the top kitesurfing destinations yet, then you should keep reading my post. There are some incredible kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka with flat water where you can learn quick and where you can improve your kitesurfing tricks.

Sri Lanka is in south of India and it is called the Pearl of the Indian Ocean. It has incredible UNESCO heritage places and it is one of the countries with more biodiversity of the world. In the west coast of Sri Lanka, it is windy around 9 months of the year, that’s what makes Sri Lanka one of the most windiest countries in Asia.

Because it is in the west coast where the wind blows strongest, it is on this west coastline where you can find some of the best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka.

The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo and most of these kite spots are located north of Colombo. The international airport is in the famous city of Negombo and it is possible to kite here also, however, the more north you go, the better kitesurfing spots you will find.

best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka

What are the most famous Sri Lanka kite spots?

Kalpitiya is a paradise for kitesurfing and the most famous kitesurfing destination in Sri Lanka. Around Kalpitya you will find the best kite spots In Sri Lanka.  That’s why you shouldn’t come to Sri Lanka for a kitesurfing trip without visiting Kalpitiya.

Approximately 20 km south from Kalpitiya you will come across the town of Kappaladi, which is also a very famous destination and there you will find a small kite lagoon with very steady wind. Both Kalpitiya lagoon and Kappaladi lagoon are the perfect spots to master your kitesurfing skills.

Donkey Point is a cape between Kalpitiya and Kapaladi and in the summer the wind is perfect at this point. Here kite surfers come to kite in the ocean where you find the waves. At Donkey Point the wind is very strong in summer and it is definitely not a good spot for beginners.

Another very interesting kite spot to visit is Vella Island, an island located 30 km north from Kalpitiya. Vella is a very long island with flat water and perfect for advanced kitesurfers. Vella Island has offshore winds and it is not recommended for beginners either.

Among all the kite spots in Sri Lanka, one the most famous is Dream Spot. Dream Spot is perfect for beginners because it has side shore winds. By boat, it is close to Kalpitiya town, so it is the perfect kite trip to do from Kalpitiya.

Navy Point is another kite spot in Sri Lanka, located around 15 km north from Dream spot. In winter the water is really flat and the wind is offshore. Margarita Kite School is the one of the few schools that organise downinds from Dream Spot to Navy Point.

Here is a map showing these two top kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka:

kite spots sri lanka

Ippantivu Island is also a very good kite spot. This small island is in the middle of Puttalam lagoon and during Summer the water is very flat also.  During the winter kitesurfing season you can also go downwind from Dream Spot to Ippantivu Island, however at Winter the water is very choppy.

There is another interesting kite spot in Sri Lanka, located in the east coast and it is called Arugam Bay. This village has always been a very famous surfing village and yet there are not many kitesurfers. However, if the wind is good enough, you can kite surf there too.

Sometimes the wind is quite strong in the south, like in Matara village. In the south of Sri Lanka you can also find good beaches to kite in the ocean.

Sri lanka kite spots

Sri Lanka is an amazing country to explore and if you are mad about kitesurfing you will find this country the perfect paradise to kite!

There are such amazing kite spots in Sri Lanka that you shouldn’t miss!

top kite spots in sri lanka

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