Popular Kite Spot Kalpitiya Lagoon

Kalpitiya Lagoon

Kalpitiya • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
216
windy days
/ year
Water type
sea, lagoon
Beach type
sand
Crowd
reasonable, medium
Rider level
all, intermediate, expert
Tide dependent
no
Waves
none

Overview

A kitesurfing paradise in the middle of nowhere. There are several kite spots around the area, from the lagoon to open water or even to island hopping! The high season is from May to September, and another season from December until early February. Between both seasons the wind is shitty and unpredictable as one season get south and another north winds.

The area around is not very developed, they are a bunch of guesthouses and hotels around, but you’ll be pretty limited with the options (restaurants, bars, nightlife) as soon as you leave them. During the season one of the kite schools/clubs organize some parties during the week.

Wind

Strong winds during high season pretty much all day.

Dangers

Fishing nets – even when fishermen are away, they often set them in the lagoon, look for the buoys/flags. Sometimes the jellyfish, they can sting you, but they are not dangerous. Check with other kiters if the jellyfish is there.

It is your responsability to check whether kitesurfing is allowed at the spot; you might need a 'special permit' or membership from a local kite organization, etc. Local rules can change. Respect others - kiters or not; kite safely and enjoy the wind!

Facilities

  • School
  • Gear rental
  • Launch area
  • Repair
  • Kiteshop
  • Accommodation

Wind Stats

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • ok
  • ok
  • humm
  • ok
  • great
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • ok
  • humm
  • ok
  • Windy days*:
  • 17
  • 8
  • 5
  • 7
  • 26
  • 30
  • 30
  • 30
  • 28
  • 16
  • 6
  • 13
  • Wind Direction:
  • wind 45º
  • wind 45º
  • wind 45º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 45º
  • wind 45º
  • Av. Wind Speed (knts):
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 13
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13
  • 8
  • 6
  • 7
  • Kite Season:
  • med
  • med
  • low
  • low
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • low
  • med
  • Av. Temperature:
  • 28
  • 29
  • 31
  • 31
  • 31
  • 30
  • 30
  • 29
  • 29
  • 29
  • 28
  • 28

* with min. 4 bft (12 knt) wind, without thermal wind stats

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Kitesurf Packages

Beginner Kitesurfing Lessons with Ruben and Eusebi in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Beginner Kitesurfing Lessons with Ruben and Eusebi in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

4 Days • Available Jan - Mar, May - Sep, Dec - Dec • by Margarita Village Kitesurfing School

Learning kitesurfing has never been so easy with Ruben and Eusebi from Margarita Village Kalpitiya kite school. Have fun and enjoy kitesurfing while you learn to kitesurf in the safest conditions in Asia and in one of the best kite spots in the world, Kalpitiya Lagoon. Come to this kite camp to learn kite, meet new friends, and enjoy the best tuna barbeque in Sri Lanka.

Kalpitiya • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 

from US$ 922
Kite and Stay Camp in Kalpitiya with Locals, Sri Lanka

Kite and Stay Camp in Kalpitiya with Locals, Sri Lanka

4 Days • Available all year • by Sun Wind Beach Kite Resort Kalpitiya

Learn kitesurfing with Susantha and his team from Sun Wind Beach Kalpitiya, the only wholly locally run kiteschool in Sri Lanka. Pick up the hottest water sports right now and learn to kitesurf in the safest conditions at Kalpitiya Lagoon – one of the best kitespots in Asia! Sun Wind Beach is an intimate, friendly kite camp with rustic cabanas set amongst a coconut plantation on the banks of Kalpitiya Lagoon.

Kalpitiya • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 

from US$ 461
Kitesurfing Camp in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Kitesurfing Camp in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

7 Days • Available all year • by Kitesurfing Sri Lanka

With more than a dozen spots around Kalpitiya, you will be kiting in heaven. Kitesurfing Sri Lanka has flatwater, waves, and lagoon. Come and experience the uncrowded sessions, too! The Indian Ocean which is ideal for free and wave riding is in front of you and the Kalpitiya Lagoon is a perfect spot for those of you who want to learn kitesurfing or explore your freestyle.

Kalpitiya • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 

from US$ 772
Off-Grid Zero to Hero Kitesurf Camp for Beginners in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Off-Grid Zero to Hero Kitesurf Camp for Beginners in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

10 Days • Available Jan - Feb, Jun - Dec • by Ruuk Village

Are you looking for an individual kite experience close to unspoiled Sri Lankan nature? If you have a minimum of 10 days to spend for your kitesurfing holidays in Kalpitiya, then this package is perfect for you. If you are a solo traveler, don’t worry! Ruuk Village can host you. Stay in an off-grid rustic wooden cabana and enjoy heavenly Sri Lankan meals prepared to your liking prepared by kitchen ladies. Pack your suitcase, tell them where your flight is departing, and leave the rest to them!

Kalpitiya • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 

from US$ 847
Exciting Kitesurf Camp for Beginners in Kalpitiya

Exciting Kitesurf Camp for Beginners in Kalpitiya

7 Days • Available Jan - Feb, May - Oct, Dec - Dec • by De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya

Learn to kitesurf in the best wind of Asia – Kalpitiya lagoon. Includes full-board, accomodation and 4 days of kite classes in flat-water lagoon. When in high season, wind and space in Kalpitiya is guaranteed.

Kalpitiya Lagoon • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 

from US$ 702

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