kappalady kite camp

Check out our new KSL kitecamp on Kappalady lagoon !

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Kappalady Kitecamp is our new kitesurfing camp at Kappalady lagoon on the west coast of Sri Lanka, 2 hours drive from the international airport. We provide beginner lessons but our speciality is advanced courses & kite clinics. Zac, our kitesurf coach, will bring you to the next level in no time ont the perfect flat butter lagoon of Kappaladi!

At KSL Kappalady, we believe that everyone can improve something about the way they kite, and we want to help you do just that.
Whether you’re working on your upwind riding position, trying your first jumps, learning to jibe a surfboard or even trying to crack that exclusive backmobe, our advanced kitesurf clinics could be the perfect solution for you.

Our awesome Chef Will enjoys French, Thai, Sri Lankan food and many more, and will cook you an array of delicious dishes served on a buffet. There is nothing better than a good dinner and a nice cocktail in our bar after a full day kiting.

From October until April, when the wind kicks in a bit later there are often mornings free, so we offer a range of different activities, such as Dolphin and whale watching, diving and snorkeling to help maximize your holiday experience.

Transport to and from the airport or anywhere in the country can be organized and we can help you to organize tours in the island.

This project has been aborted, instead we have created a new kitesurf paradise in Mannar, check this out !


Safely learn to kitesurf

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Kitesurfing becoming increasingly popular, the sport and leisure sees the number of its followers multiply each year. His fans are not only composed of youth. Indeed, those who are so young also get a taste. However, to fully enjoy this activity, the beginner has to go through a few steps. This in order to quickly find the fun in the sport and avoid certain dangers.

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Taking classes is of great importance, when starting

In this sport, it is most advisable to take over, if we want to start practicing. Indeed, it may prove to be a danger both to those who practice and for others in his neighborhood.

The environment in which the kiteboarder, namely water and wind, is a risk that the neophyte might not consider.

Thus, a course will allow any beginner to learn to handle his wing, interpret the wind to take off his wing, to know the navigation rules, etc. In short, it may be necessary to have good basics of kiteboarding, while having particular attention to safety.

In general, after 3 to 5 days accompanying your kiteboarding school (for 3 or 4 hours of introductory course), you start to become independent. And you can choose any one other spots. Of course, during the time of your stay in Sri Lanka, you can take advantage of the spot in which you are familiar, to better improve yourself near your kitesurfing school.

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First you should put in mind that you do not have to have a body of Apollo in order to practice kitesurfing. Indeed, you may be surprised to see 10 year olds indulge it. And they quite get by at all. Just use a well adapted wing. However, to have any thing to your advantage, it would be better to work a little your physical. This will prevent you from suffering too much body aches (especially early in your learning). In addition, make the effort to handle your equipment and you will not be too difficult.

Know that kiteboarding is work the whole body. The more muscles are, among others, those abs, arms and legs (even toes). The warm up and stretch before each session or make regular muscle building program will be of great help.

Pay attention to weather

Learn about weather conditions is essential for your safety, that of others, but also for your hardware. It is therefore recommended to navigate with winds of speeds between 11 and 16 knots, just starting. Also, do not hesitate to ask advice from experienced.

Have good equipment to ensure safety

Take an internship at a kitesurfing school you will get used to the good conduct to ensure safety when you practice this hobby. But remember that you must avoid overestimating you neglecting some instructions.

So take into account the equipment so that you avoid any accident: helmet, a harness that connects you with your wing and who should be adapted to your body, your wetsuit and life jacket.

KSL 2013 Season Ends – Newsletter

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We are stoked that some of you were able to share in the Sri Lanka Kitesurfing experience. We had a pretty awesome season! ‘Big Camp’ was opened this year and our team expanded.
We have had many fond memories of the season starting from the time our first guest Natalia from Russia, to the crazy French Zo Zo playing and keeping the crowds entertained at nights.
Brice and Mellanie had an epic 4 month stay in Kalpitiya and Janey joined KSL to commence an exciting project to teach English to the rural fishermen and give a facelift to the local pre-school in the village of Kandakuliya in Kalpitiya.

2014 will see a number of improvements

For Kitesurfing
  • New kite storage for guest and area to clean kites
  • No more bumpy lorry rides to lagoon, we’ll have more comfortable jeeps
  • Rentals of gear and kites on the beach – saves you the trouble just in case you have selected wrong gear
  • Beach boys and a compressor – no more looking for pumps
  • Safety boat and rescue free of charge for KSL guests
  • New kite spots
For Residents at Kitesurfing Lanka
  • Fast broadband internet for free
  • Upgrades to all Premium Bungalows and new lagoon-side Bungalows
  • Greener KSL garden
  • Chill-out area with tea/ coffee, cakes, library and sheisha corner
  • Other activities for non kiters like Kayak, Cycles and trips
  • Snack menus and perhaps an Ala Carte menu
We will never be closed, from October to April we will still operate the kiteschool (December to March we have a secondary season). For no wind days we have Dolphin, Whales Watching, Snorkelling & Diving, Kayaking Expeditions. Please see our ‘Dolphin Season’ website – www.kalpitiyadolphin.com
If you have any feedback for improvements for the coming season, please feel free to send us a mail. We would really appreciate it.
Nous vous contactons au sujet de vos vacances au Sri Lanka au camp Kitesurfing Lanka cet été.
Le grand camp a été crée en janvier de cette année, et nous faisons le bilan. La saison touche à sa
fin et nous souhaitons récolter vos impressions afin d’améliorer nos prestations.
Nous avons conscience que de nombreuses choses restent à améliorer et nous voulons évoluer
afin de répondre au mieux à vos attentes.
Ce que nous envisageons pour l’été 2014 :
Optimisation du service kite :

  • Nouveau store room special guest avec casiers.
  • Améliorer les transports au lagoon (jeep).
  • Manager beach hut organisant transports, repas et location sur le grand lagoon.
  • Deux beach boys et un compresseur sur la plage.
  • Zone de nettoyage pour l’équipement devant le store room.
  • Réorganisation de l’Ecole de kite.
  • Mise en place de pack kite trip.
  • Rescue gratuites au grand lagoon pour les clients KSL.
  • Augmenter le confort de chaque logements et création de nouveaux bungalows.
  • Nouveaux services de chambre.
  • Nouvelle zone de détente (thé, jeux, tissage, bibliothèque…)
  • Activités annexes : kayak, paddle.
  • Nous allons faire un beau jardin et mettre de la verdure dans le camp.

En espérant que vous avez passé un bon séjour, nous avons été ravie de vos recevoir.
Toutes vos remarques et idées seront les bienvenues.
En vous remerciant du temps que vous nous accorderez.
Dès le mois de novembre, Kitesurfing Lanka ouvre ses portes pour la saison des baleines et dauphins !