Kite surfing in Kalpitiya Sri Lanka

One of the key places with all the right conditions to kite surf is Kalpitiya, located about 95 km from Colombo, this sandy peninsula with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Kalpitiya lagoon on the others offers a covered heaven for kite surfers. You can either carry your own gear or hire from the local club at an hourly rate. They will also have instructors to help beginners, word of caution though is to have training before you try it as it will save you from broken bones and costly medical bills. Once you’ve mastered it check out the little sandy islets around the mouth of the lagoon and maybe even run with the Dolphins.

Kite Training Rates

Lesson Type

Details

Duration & Price Per Person (Includes gear rental, transport)

Discovery Kitesurfing

You will learn the wind window theory, how to pilot a kite and the basic skills on foil kites.

2 hours (US$ 122)

Level 1

Gives you more understanding of what kiteboarding is all about. Teaching of the wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite (2-4 lines), safety requirement.

3 hours (US$ 185)

Level 1-2

Teaching of the wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite, safety requirements and Kite power management, body dragging, self-rescue, water start theories.

6 hours (US$ 345)

Level 1-2-3

The first 2 levels above are incorporated in the 9 hour course. The level 3 is to improve and have your first session in the water with the board.

9 hours (US$ 480)

Level 3 Advance

Instruction package for anyone that has already had some kite lessons. Teaching includes going upwind, changing direction, board recovery, first jump.

3 hours (US$ 185)

Private Lesson

This is an individual private lesson, to improve your ability in kitesurfing. Learn to jump, board-off, unhook, wave riding, strapless, back roll, or just simple turns can be options.

1 hour (US$ 68)

All lessons are per hour. The more hours you do the cheaper the lessons become. A typical day would consist of approximately 4 – 6 hours of lesson. You can decide this with your instructor. All lessons include equipment and transport. You need to bring sun cream, sunglasses (can also buy at KSL) and booties if you have sensitive feet.

 

1 day

Board

US$ 28

Kite

US$ 82

Harness

US$ 15

Boots

US$ 10

Full Equipment

US$ 82

  • All prices are in Euro
  • The equipment is checked daily for optimal safety and learning experience
  • Kite gear insurance
  • If you broke the gear without having insurance you will have to pay the repair
  • Free transport to guests of partner hotels