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

Exciting Kitesurf Camp for Beginners in Kalpitiya

Exciting Kitesurf Camp for Beginners in Kalpitiya

7 Days • 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$ 725

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Kite Schools, Gear Rental & Repair

Valampuri Resort

Valampuri Resort

Kalpitiya Lagoon

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De Silva Kite School

De Silva Kite School

Kalpitiya Lagoon

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Margarita Kite School

Margarita Kite School

Kalpitiya Lagoon

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