What are the most amazing Kitesurfing Spots in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is one of the top kitesurfing destinations in the world with flat water. Furthermore there are many kitesurfing spots with very good steady wind perfect both for beginners and advanced riders. In this website you will find all the information you should know about what are the most amazing kitesurfing spots around Sri Lanka.
Are you wonding where to kite in Sri Lanka? Come for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka and discover the best kitesurfing locations! There are few destinations in the world like Sri Lanka, an amazing country with many interesting places to visit. Sri Lanka is becoming more and more famous tourism destination every day. Why is that? Well, this is an amazing country where you can find many UNESCO heritage places, some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and a very tasty local food. Furthermore, there are many different activities that you can do like surfing, trekking, climbing and especially kitesurfing.
Sri Lanka got ranked as one of the best kitesurfing destination worldwide. Why does Sri Lanka beats all the other spots as a kitesurfing destination? Well in Sri Lanka offers you the perfect kitesurfing conditions: Flat water in many lagoons, steady wind conditions and wind during nine months per year! Sri Lanka endows you richly, no matter if you are a beginner or an advanced kitesurfer – In Sri Lanka you will find just the perfect kite spots, to go nuts on the waters
– in a very postive way.
When is the best time to kite in Sri Lanka?
The main kitesurfing season in Sri Lanka is from May until October. During main season we celebrate days of constant and very reliable wind. The wind rises up between 16 and 28 knots, which turns each day to an exciting kitesurfing adventure in its very own way due to the interactive play between you and and the power of wind. The best time to go kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is also from December until March. It is also a festive season in Kalpitiya because the wind won‘t let you down during these days, so we kiters from head to toe celebrate these days on the water. Even though, when the wind force drops a little, you will be facing steady days of wind with 10 until 20 knots.
Kitesurfing has become very famous in Sri Lanka due to its amazing kitesurfing spots and because it is windy almost 9 months of the year! With these conditions every day more and more kitesurfers come to this amazing kitesurfing destination and travel around trying to find the best kite spots in Sri Lanka.
When you made it to Sri Lanka, you only need to head up northwest along the costside from Negombo to Jaffna. At the end of the peninsula, you will find your kitesurfing destination in Sri Lanka. Welcome to Kalpitiya, a small fisherman villages with lagoons, shallowed water and islands around, which transform this place into the kitesurfing heaven on earth. From Kalpitiya you will have the perfect starting base to discover the best spots to do kitesurfing in Sri Lanka.
Kalpitiya welcomes you with a quiet environment, surrounded by sublime nature and it takes you back to the Sri Lakan roots again, far away from mass tourism.
List of some of the best Sri Lanka kitesurfing spots
Down here we show you what are the best kite spots in Sri Lanka to take in mind when you plan your next kite holidays to this amazing kitesurfing destination. Most of the next kite spots are located in the west coast, however there are very good beaches where to kite also in the south coast and east coast.
Kalpitiya lagoon Kalpitiya lagoon is so far the most famous kite spot in Sri Lanka. It is possible to kite during the 2 kitesurfing seasons, however in winter time the wind is steadier than in summer time. From May to October the wind is stronger, but it comes a little bit gustier. By the other hand in winter time the wind comes from the ocean side, so it is super steady! Both seasons are very good to kite in Kalpitiya lagoon. Furthermore, if you are a beginner or you want to learn kitesurfing from ground, Kalpitiya is the best choice to lean kite in Sri Lanka. Many schools are located nearby, and it is quite easy to organise some kite lessons
Ippantivu island This island is yet not well known in Sri Lanka, this is the reason we mark it second on the list due to it is an incredible and authentic spot. There are no other kiters around and it is like kiting in paradise. Ippantivu island is located in the middle of Puttalam lagoon and we can get there by boat from kalpitiya (around 30 minutes). This spot is much more smaller than Vella island however the wind in summer timer could be stronger due to the venturi effect. Perfect spot for kitesurfing! Up to know, Margarita kite school is one of the few schools organizing a kite trips to Ippantivu island.
Vella Island This is one of the most known kite spots in Sri Lanka and probably the best. Vella island is located in front of the Wilpattu National park and one hour away by boat from Kalpitiya. Vella is really an authentic paradise for kitesurfing! It is a huge sand bar with super flat water. The wind is really steady and it it is the perfect spot for advanced riders. You can reach this wonderful, rural and untouched island within an hour boat ride from Kalpitiya. The boat ride to Vella will be such an adventure because it is located just in front of the Wilpattu National park. Vella Island is the must do kite spot in Sri Lanka. The reputation of this kite spot hurries ahead! You will find white, sandy beaches with coconut trees and super flat water! Vella can be entitled justified as the best spot to do kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. Vella presents a really authentic paradise for kitesurfing-lovers! It is recommended to come here with an intermediate kite level, to take full advantage of this trip because due to the very steady and strong wind at Vella, it would make it a bit more difficult for beginners.
The Dream spot The Dream spot is located in the Dutch Bay and it is around 15-20 minutes away from Kalpitiya. Unlike other kite spots in Sri Lanka, you can kite in the Dream Spot all the year around when it is windy. Some other kitesurfing spots in sri lanka like the Navy Point you can go only in winter time, because in summer time is too choppy. The Dream spot has flat water all the year around. It is seriously the crown jewel because it offers you vast, spacious room to ride. One big advantage about the Dream Spot is as well that you can kite here all year long when it is windy. Thinking of very rare days, where the wind drops a little or gets a bit gusty at the other kite spots in Sri Lanka, you can still you to Dream Spot because here the wind stays steady, which is why with this spot, there is a little dream coming true. Another huge
plus of great kitesurfing days at the Dream Spot is, that you will find flat water which makes it easy to overlook the place and unlike the most other kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka, you will be served at Dream Spot with side-shore winds, which makes this place also suitable for beginners.
Kappaladi lagoon This small lagoon is perfect for freestyle and it is a good spot to learn kitesurfing too. The wind is also very steady and it is the perfect spot to progress in kitesurfing. You will be confronted with the perfect conditions in this lagoon for freestylers and as well for beginners. It is worthy to make a one day trip from Kalpitiya ro Kappaladi lagoon. For those kiters who like to make downwinds, it is possible to make a downwind trip from the Kappaladi lagoon to the Kalpitiya lagoon by the ocean. The wind is all the time side on-shore
The Navy Point This kite spot is located at the end of the “Duch Bay” and it is the perfect kite trip to do in winter time. It takes around 40 minutes to get to the Navy Point from Kalpitiya lagoon. Like Ippantivu island, this spot has shallow water from December to March and during summer time it is a very choppi spot, that is the reason that it is worthy to go only in winter time.
The Donkey Point If you are a wave raider, this is the best kite spot in Kalpitiya to do kitesurfing in the ocean. The
Donkey Point can be reached by a little boat ride from Kalpitiya to the cape, beause it is located approximaly 10 km in the south of Kalpitiya. Once, you‘ve reached the Donkey Point you are able to find very steady and strong winds during the the kitesurfing seasons in Sri Lanka. The wind is very steady and it is cross-onshore , which turns it into a quite safe place to do kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. You are into wave riding? Well pick this spot. This is not the perfect spot to do surfing but it is the perfect, refreshing change, regarding to the flat waters around the other kite spots in Kalpitiya.
Arugam Bay Arugam Bay doesn‘t count into the same category like the spots mentioned above, but we don‘t like
to keep any information from you – This is why we share all our knowlegde with you, to make sure
you have an great overview about where to go, which delivers you more quality when you are here.
Unlike the spots mentioned above, Arugam Bay is located on the east coast of Sri Lanka. Arugam
Bay is more known as a surfing destination but during windy days it is also possible to do
The southern coast of Sri Lanka is mainly known for surfing! But during the summer season, there
are a few exceptions, like Matara, where you are able to go kiting in Sri Lanka as well. But don‘t
expect the same conditions like up here in the north because the ocean in the in the south is very rou
In the Southcoast of Sri Lanka like Matara it is also possible to kite when it is windy (normally in
summer time. The ocean is very rough tough)
It is hard to find a Kitesurfing destination with so many interesting kitesurfing spots. Sri Lanka has some of the best kite spots in the world and yet it is not so touristic like other destinations. Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka means kitesurfing in paradise! Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka means kitesurfing in paradise. Now is the time to organise a kitesurfing holiday to Sri Lanka before it gets too crowded
What is the most suitable kitesurfing equipment when travelling to Sri Lanka?
If you travel in winter time it is better that you take with you kites from 12 to 16 metres and in summer time kites from 7 to 10 metres depending on your weight. Sometimes, in summer time the wind could get up to 30 knots so be ready in that case! In winter time the wind is always quite consistent with 14-16 knots,, however if you have the chance to bring with you a very big kite, better you bring it in case. Learn more about kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka!