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Sri Lanka
kitesurf features
launch space 20m+
kite-in kite-out accomodation
1-2m waves
2m+ waves
destination ratings
nightlife 4/5
beginner friendly 5/5
family friendly 1/5
flat water 5/5
not crowded 5/5
other activities 5/5
feedback or questions?
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

The best wind data for kite travel. How? See here

Want to know more about our data? see our data guide

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New! The room map includes both airbnb and hotel options in Mannar. 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.

3 hr semi-private: $127 USD
9 hr course, room, food: $480 USD
Adams Bridge Kitesurf
Private Cabin & 3 meals: 49 Eur
1 hr private: 59 Eur
Kitesurfing Mannar
3hr private: 155 Eur
full day rental: 70 Eur


The best Mannar kiteboard videos we found on youtube that provide an overview of the kitespots and what a kite holiday inSri Lanka would be like. Have a good kite destination video? Submit here.


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Destination info

Highlights: As one of the kite guides on our page put it, “Mannar is manna from kiteboarding heaven. We’re talking butter flat lagoons, crystal clear water, squeaky sand beaches, and nobody around for miles and miles. Sounds too good to be true, right? But it is true.”

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

Other Activities: Safaris, trekking & hiking, rain forest exploration, whale & dolphin watching, white water rafting, diving & snorkeling, hot air ballooning…. there’s no shortage of things to do in Mannar.

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Wind forecast

Current wind and weather forecast at Mannar. 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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