Unhooked @ Kite Beach is a destination Kite shop right on the beach with a deck to relax on and watch kiters on the KSL lagoon and take in the beautiful kalpitiya sunsets in the afternoons.
Located on the beach at Kitesurfing Lanka one of the premier kitesurfing and kiteboarding locations in the world. Unhooked @ kite beach specialises in first-class equipment, service and advice. We have a passion for watersports and ensure that there is a wide selection of premium brands available in our shop at competitive pricing.
Whether you are a beginner (join us in the kite school!) or a seasoned professional (keen for a coaching session?), we’ll have what you’re looking for. In addition to our kitesurfing products, we stock swimwear, yoga wear, sunglasses, sun cream and watersports accessories along with locally made gifts. Our ethos is to provide sustainable and eco-friendly goods to support local artisans and communities and the environment.
What you find in the store:
- The brands we carry are, Duotone, Ozone, Core and HK kites.
- EQ Suncreams – certified organic and coral reef friendly
- Protest clothing – Locally sourced gifts supporting communities around Sri Lanka
- Swimwear, yoga wear,
- Sunglasses and watersports accessories along with locally made gifts
- Info desk to sign up for kite trips, the Mega Downwinder and other excursions and activities.
If you have a specific kite you would like, please contact us in advance of your stay and we can pre-order your kites to be available on arrival and eliminate the need for rental. Or if you are looking to upgrade we can offer trade-in for your old kites.
KSL has a world-class kite repair shop so if you need repairs you are in the right place, drop off and collection at Unhooked @ kite beach store.
More about the brands we sell
Duotone – Formerly North Kiteboarding
Creating the latest trends in kiteboarding and providing the best products, we don’t wait for a breakthrough, we make it. You have probably noticed the new look, but also the same high quality products and ground breaking innovations you have come to trust. It is not a come back, we never left: Remember the Rebel – still sending. Remember the Vegas – still shredding. Remember the Dice – still home in Freestyle and Waves. Remember the Neo – still smacking lips. Remember the Evo – still doing it all. We reinvented this sport, and we are doing it again. Creating history with a future. We are True Kiteboarding. We are Duotone.
Ozone is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Kites and Paragliders, created around a dedicated team of passionate riders and pilots that share the same outstanding passion for nature, exciting sports and progress. Our core mission is to progress our sport through technological innovation, intensive R&D and sustainable business models. With the Catalyst all rounder, Enduro for freestyle, Reo for wave and Foil and light weight and race kites all manufactured to the highest standards.
Designed and tested by Hannes Knolz , produced in Sri Lanka. Hannes has been kiting and designing for many years and loves to ride the waves HK kite models ranging from Wave (Fury Pro) to All rounder (Fury) to Freestyle (Beast) and Hangtime (Taurus), are built using the newest material and latest techniques making the HK kites unique and years ahead of other brands. Hannes uses local talent to perfect the designs year on year and many riders have competed and won competitions on his kites.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.