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Sri Lanka
kitesurf features
kite-in kite-out accomodation
1-2m waves
launch space 20m+
2m+ waves
destination ratings
nightlife 2/5
beginner friendly 5/5
family friendly 4/5
flat water 5/5
not crowded 3/5
other activities 3/5
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cost rating
breakfast + bed + dinner
wifi at the destination
# of restaurants in the area

season overview

foil wind is more than 8 kts
wind for big kites is more than 12 kts
freeride wind is more than 17 kts
big air wind is more than 22 kts
air temperature
water temperature

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Kalpitiya. For the best kitesurf holidays, we recommend staying within walking distance of the main kitespot when possible.

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Kite schools & shops

Looking for lessons, rentals, or support? Check out some of the local kite shops below. Do you have a great kiteschool that you would like to list? Submit your information here.

Markarita Kite School
1 hr private lesson: €45
Full day rental: €60
Kitesurfing Lanka
1 hr private lesson: €50
Full day rental: €60
Margarita Village
1 hr private lesson: €45
Full day rental: €60
Alankuda Kite School
1 hr private lesson: €35
Full day rental: €47
1 hr private lesson: €45
Full day rental: €65
Ruuk Village
1 hr private lesson: €45
Full day rental: €60


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Destination info

Highlights: Consistently reliable wind, multiple flat water lagoons, 14 nearby islands, and even some decent open ocean wave kiting make Kalpitiya a great kitespot for riders of all levels. Checkout Vella Island (“Magic Spot”) for an epic downwinder with camping, or Puttalam Lagoon for a smaller downwinder. There’s a decent reef break at Donkey spot that provides clears surfable waves that can at time reach 2m+, but generally not too big. Waves can also be found at Dream Spot. Aside from wind, Kalpitiya has a ton of wildlife. Nightlife… not so much!

Closest International Airport: Colombo (CMB) or Sigiriya (GIU)

Other Activities: Check out the national park with elephants, crocodiles, leopards, and more.

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Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Kalpitiya. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.

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