Kalpitiya Lagoon

Kalpitiya Lagoon

Kalpitiya • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
216
windy days
/ year

Overview

  • Water type: sea, lagoon
  • Rider level: intermediate, expert
  • Crowd: n/a
  • Tide dependent: n/a
  • Waves: n/a
  • Beach type: n/a Edit
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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.

It is your responsability to check whether kitesurfing is allowed at the spot as local rules might change. Respect others - kiters or not; kite safely and enjoy the wind!

Wind

Strong winds during high season pretty much all day.

Dangers

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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.

Facilities

  • school
  • gear rental
  • launch area
  • repair
  • kiteshop
  • accommodation

Wind Stats

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • great
  • good
  • humm
  • humm
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • awesome
  • great
  • humm
  • good
  • 17
  • 8
  • 5
  • 7
  • 26
  • 30
  • 30
  • 30
  • 28
  • 16
  • 6
  • 13
  • wind 45º
  • wind 45º
  • wind 45º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 255º
  • wind 45º
  • wind 45º
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 13
  • 15
  • 15
  • 14
  • 13
  • 8
  • 6
  • 7
  • med
  • med
  • low
  • low
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • high
  • low
  • med
  • 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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