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 one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world. This tiny island is where many the world champions come for training. In Vella Island there are not many facilities as it is a fishermen island without electricity & water supply. However, the wind is perfect and the water is super flat, that ´s why it doesn ´t matter 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 the way back to Kalpitiya can be a little bit annoying because there are many waves , that ´s why it take longer to came back to KAlpitiya than going to Vella. Anyway, it is always worthy to go Vella island Sri Lanka for a Kitesurfing trip!
The wind in Vella island Sri Lanka is very similar than 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 in Vella Island Sri Lanka 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 nighttime under the light of the moon. This has been one one of the greatest experiences I had in Sri Lanka so far. I have already been in many kite kite spots in Sri lanka but riding in Vella ISland with the moon it just has exceeded all my expectations
Sushanta and his team from Sun Wind Beach Kalpitiya provide a warm welcome to all the people joining for a kite trip and they really take care of everybody! Once in Vella they organize everything to make all the riders happy. We could sleep in comfortable donkey beds and hammocks, we ate pasta, rice&curry, 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 full moon party!