Kite trip to Sri lanka

Kitesurf Challenge in Sri Lanka – Your best kitesurfing holidays!

 

Join us next August for our kitesurf challenge in Sri Lanka. Do you have a good kitesurf level and you would like to improve your kite skills?

7 intense days of coaching, downwinds and kite trips with experienced guides.

Starting from  August 21 to 28. Book your place now !!! Full board, coaching and excursions for only € 455! (in double room)

 

Whatssap + 34 691 70 55 23 (Ruben Gomez)

 

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Vella Island: the best kitesurfing spot in Sri Lanka

kite trip to Vella Island Kalpitiya-Sri Lanka

Since I landed to Sri Lanka for my kitesurfing holidays, I was really eager to make a kite trip to Vella Island kitesurfing spot. I have many friends who came before to Sri Lanka 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 this time I decided to organise a kite trip to Sri Lanka and go to Vella Island

In order to get to Vella Island kite spot, I had to organise a kite trip from Kalpitiya. The village of Kalpitiya it is around 300 km north from Colombo and it is at 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 the kite trip to go to Vella island is around 45 euros, including lunch and drinks. The boats to Vella island are leaving from Kalpitiya laoon and it takes around 50 minutes to get to Vella island from Kalpitiya. These boats are typical fishermen boats up to 6 people and they are quite comfortable.

We leaved kalpitiya lagoon at 9:30 am at around 10:30 we where already pumping our kites in Vella. My kitesurfing trip to Vella island is one of the best kitesurfing experiences that I 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 off-shore and I saw some beginners straggling to go back to the island by edging a lot. I also saw some boats who had to rescue the kiters that were not able to come back. This kite spot in Sri Lanka is for sure not recommendable for people who is not able to kite upwind.

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

I saw some kitesurfers who spend the night in Vella island. There are no hotels over there, only some fishermen huts who provide basic food and water. There is no electricity either, so they had to use torches at down. I can not imagine how would be the feeling to wake up in the kitesurfing paradise and be able to kite from the morning time.

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 many 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!!! 🙂 🙂

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 yet you haven´t heard that Sri Lanka is one of the top kitesurfing destinations 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, what makes Sri Lanka one of the most windiest countries in Asia.

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

The capital of Sri Lanka is Colombo, and most of these kite spots are located North from Colombo. The international airport is in the famous city of Negombo and it is possible t kite here, 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, the Kappaladi town it is also a very famous destination as you will find small kite lagoon with very steady wind. Both Kalpitiya lagoon and Kappaladi lagoon are the perfect spots to master your kitesurfing skills.

The Donkey Point is a cape between Kalpitiya and Kapaladi and in summer time the wind is perfect at this point. Here kitesurfers come to kite in the ocean where you find some waves. In the Donkey Point the wind is very strong in summer time but it is not a good spot for beginners.

Another very interesting kite spot to go around 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 off shore winds and it is not recommendable for beginners either

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

The Navy Point is another kite spot in Sri Lanka located around 15 km north from the Dream spot. In winter time the water is really flat and the wind is offshore. Margarita kite school is the one of the few schools that organise downinds from the Dream spot to the Navy Point. Down here we show you the map with these two top kite 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 in summer time the water is very flat too.  During winter kitesurfing season, you can go downwind from the Dream spot to Ippantivu island too, however at that time the water is too 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 too.

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

Sri lanka kite spots

Sri Lanka is an amazing country to discover 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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What are the best kite school in Kalpitiya?

best kite school in kalpitiya

Review from Ingrid January 2019 – Tripadvisor

bets kite school kalpitiya

I can say that Margarita Kite school is the best kite school I have never been! Thank you a lot to all the team of Margarita Village, best kite school in Kalpitiya. The time I spent with you guys was awesome and I will never forget!  = Eusebi, Ruben, Mario and Mirella, Nisala, Rasikha, John and all Margarita Family you are the best! I will miss you!

There are many places to kite in the world. But finding the perfect place when you don’t know anything about Kite, it gets complicated.

I was looking at several blogs of Kite spots in the world and I was struck by a place called Kalpitiya in the northwest of Sri Lanka, where there is an ideal lagoon for this sport. It was the perfect place to learn and, at the same time, to tour this country.

Before coming to Kalpitiya, I looked for a Kite school that would fit what I was looking for. A calm place, with good atmosphere, economic and that had its own school of Kite.

The instructors made it very easy for me from the beginning. They were flexible to my dates and what I liked most was that I had an instructor for me duro y the course.

I Booked a 9h course to be able to do what they say, “water start”. It was one of the best experiences of my life.

At the beginning, moving the kite, I was a little frustrated because I can’t  control it very well. Once the instructor saw me ready, we went into the water to control from there.

The next step is bodydrag. It’s amazing when you notice that the kite helps you crawl through the water. But when you lose the board and you have to recover the kite doing body dragging, you thanks to instructor for the time that you spent with him in the water.

It’s time for the water start. After falling hundred times before standing up, the feeling you get when you get up and start riding is priceless. Initially I made a reservation for 3 days in the kite school, but after the sensation that remains in your body when you get up to ride , I reserved two more nights! Experience totally recommended for everyone. In this school there were people of all ages who joined us in the same passion: Kite.

Some tips when travelling to Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

After spending 3 years living in Kalpitiya, I have no doubt that it is a destination of Kite that is growing very fast, and this place does not leave anyone indifferent. Although more and more people come to kite, mass tourism has not yet arrived and the area is still to be developed at a tourist level, which makes it a unique place of special beauty.

Kalpitiya is a peninsula about 40 km long, which goes from Puttalam to the same town that also bears the name Kalpitiya and which is at the end of the peninsula, where the main kite schools are located.

The main attraction of Kalpitiya at the level of kitesurfing is the flat and shallow water of the surrounding lagoons. Traditionally, fishing families have lived for many generations in this place and daily take their small boats to catch fish, prawns and crabs. They always have a smile for us, those lunatics who glide through the water with a board and a sail very similar to the one they use for their fishing boat. However, despite the hospitality of the local people, coexistence between traditional fishing and this emerging sport is not always easy, especially in the smaller lagoons.

In the Kappaladi lagoon, for example, the kitesurfing schedule is allowed until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. As of this hour it is the local fishermen who have the right to use and launch their nets in search of some good catch. This does not happen in the Kalpitiya lagoon, where fishermen are rewarded their fishing hours lost by other income obtained through services to kite schools. Lately, some of us practice kitesurfing in the immense Puttalam lagoon, where there are no kite schools, but the constant wind, the subliminal landscape and the uniqueness of the place makes it worthwhile.

In Kalpitiya there are many places to practice Kitesurfing. Apart from the Kalpitiya, Puttalam or Kappaladi lagoons, which are flat water, the best kite spots are found on the islands located north of Kalpitiya, where Vella Island would take away all the prizes. Vella Island is a very small island that on one side has sea and on the other side is the flat water of the lagoon. When it’s windy the conditions for freestyle in this place are perfect. However, Vella is not a good place for those who are learning, especially in the season from May to October, when the wind is offshore in the lagoon. The island is about 50 minutes by boat from Kalpitiya and you can go and return in the same day. The main schools of kitesurfing charge up to 45-50 dollars per person but can be reached by other means at a much more reasonable price. Another place to stand out is Donkey Point, a cape located about 10 km south of the town of Kalpitiya and place that many choose to surf between waves.

The Kite season

The main seasons for kitesurfing go from May to October, with wind throughout the day, about 18-20 knots on average and from December to March, where good wind blows in the afternoon. Between one season and another, the direction of the wind changes completely. In the season that goes from December to March the sea is calm and it is the best time to do diving, snorkeling, or go see dolphins or whales, so if it is not windy you can do many other activities. There is also the option throughout the year to schedule a safari in the Wilpattu National Park or visit the sacred city of Anuradhapura, as they are quite close to Kalpitiya.

* The full moon usually affects quite a lot the wind conditions in Kalpitiya and about 3-4 days before and after the full moon it is not usually windy.

Accommodation
If you do not mind the price you are going to pay and you are looking for an all-inclusive resort, food, breakfast and dinner, and also take you directly to the kite area, the best option is to stay at one of the main kitesurf schools located in front of the lagoon , since they all offer Full Board accommodation.

If instead you are looking for something cheaper and also want to have more freedom of time, to enter and leave the hotel, eat, dine, etc, or kite at different spots and at your own pace, you can find other options on booking.com, as the Margarita Village kite school, located also very near to the kite spot

 

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SRI LANKA KITESURFING REPORT 2017

Hi guys,

Now it’s been 4 years since I live in Kalpitiya and that´s because it´s a great spot for kitesurfing. I am really fed up of reading everywhere that kalpitiya is very gusty. People who says that KAlpitiya is gusty is because they have been only in the KAlpitiya lagoon. The peninsula of Kalpitiya is more than 100 Km large and there is good wind everywhere.

It is true that in kalpitiya lagoon, during the summer season, the wind is coming from a huge coconut tree area that can affects the wind , however it is still great comparing other spots! Also, from December to end-Febrary-beg March, it is a thermic wind and it is coming directly from the ocean so it is super steady wind!

Last summer season was great comparing 2016, especially during the months of May and June. During July, August and September we also had good wind but in August we have been 5 days without any wind. There was also one week in July with very light wind, so I had to use my 17 m kite.
A part from these days, most of the time I used my Airush union 10 meters kite (18-20 knots), and in May and June I had to use my 7 meters kite during some days (25 knots). (I am 75 Kg )

A part from the main kitesufing spot located in KAlpitiya lagoon, there are other kitesurfing spots with SUPER GOOD WIND
This year I was doing downwinds with friends and clients almost every day. I normally start from Kalpitiya town or from the Dream spot and we go to many islands where the wind is great. Sometimes we do 1 h downwinds or up to 3h!

Here you have all the spots that I go very often:

* Vella Island

Vella Island (paradise island) is located 45 min by boat from Kalpitiya and it is the perfect island for kitesurfing! Probably one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world! BECAREFUL BEGINNERS, OFF SHORE WIND, NEED SAFETY BOAT
Sometimes I do downinds from Kalpitiya to Vella Island (3h), however I rather recommend to go vella by boat …

* Dream spot

Only 25 minutes by boat from Kalpitiya, the dream spot is located on the “Dutch bay”, where the wind is very steady. There, there is narrow strip of sand that separates the ocean and the Puttalam lagoon. In the lagoon there is flat and shallow water with side shore wind.

I also do downwinds from Kalpitiya to the Dream spot by the ocean. During summer season, the ocean is very rough so when we do downwinds, the safety boat can not come with us. However, it is safe to ride on the ocean as there are always onshore winds

* Puttalam lagoon islands

There are many islands on the vast Puttalam lagoon, also with flat and shallow water. I usually end up in one of these islands for my downwinds

* Donkey Point

There are probably no other places in kalpitiya where the wind is so strong and steady as it is on the Donkey point. This spot is located in a cape where you can kite on the ocean. When there is light wind, the donkey point is where I go because here the wind is a little bit stronger than in the lagoon

* Kappaladi lagoon

Small lagoon with very steady wind. Flat and shallow water located only 30 min by vehicle from Kalpitiya. We normally go there either by tuk tuk or motorbike

My place is a small lodge-kite center called Margarita Village (www.kitesurfsrilanka.com)
However, in terms of accommodation, here you have the best places that I can recommend and they also organize downwinds and trips very easily. If you stay in one of them it means that you have chosen well

FACING DIRECTLY THE KALPITIYA LAGOON: Ruuk Village, Sri Lanka kite school, The rascals, Valampuri resort and Sund wind Beach

FACING THE OCEAN: Kitesurfing lanka, Horizon hotel, Surpoint Sri Lanka

Do not expect Kalpitiya with a lot of nightlife and parties. For the moment there is only one place where you can enjoy good music, food and drinks called Lak Laguna bar, with Jessen and Mitch that there are very nice guys and make good parties

Ruben :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye: :bye:

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