A different kite spot for each day of the week!
We have two ‘everyday’ kitespots for you to kitesurf, but for when you want a change, there are several other kite spots and kite trips for you to choose from. There are several small islets, reef and sandbanks on the North of the peninsula, between the Ocean and the lagoon, which present the perfect place for downwinders and other kite trips, including camping on the desert islets. And if you’re up for the ultimate kite adventure, check out our Mega Downwinder.
All kite trips are organized on a weekly basis, and we can also tailor them specifically for groups. Most of our kite trips run year-round, with a select few that are season dependent. Prices can vary according to the location, the duration and your personal requests. The price includes the boat/vehicle transport (if necessary), food, drink and lodging (dependent on the duration of the trip).
Kitesurfing is never boring at Kitesurfing Lanka!
EVERYDAY KITE SPOTS
Kalpitiya (Big) lagoon
SUMMER & WINTER | FLAT/CHOP | RESCUE BOAT | BEACH HUT & RENTAL
Kalpitiya lagoon is the main kite spot where our watersports centre with gear rental and the kite school hut are located. Transport (5min) to the lagoon is organised twice per day and it is free of charge. There are complimentary water dispensers in the beach huts and a selection of cold soft drinks is available for purchase. If you wish to kitesurf over the lunch break we can deliver a lunch pack to the spot for you.
The Big lagoon is, as the name suggests, big! At almost a kilometer wide and about two kilometers long it can cater to hundreds of kitesurfers. Water ranges from flat to choppy and, depending on the direction, the wind can be either smooth & clear or a bit gusty.
There is a designated beginner area where the beginner lessons run from and we ask all independent riders to stay clear of it.
During Summer you can kite from KSL to the Big Lagoon and vice versa during Winter.
SUMMER | WAVE SPOT | RESCUE BOAT | BEACH HUT | TEACHING AREA
Donkey spot is just around the corner from the camp. We organise transport to the spot twice per day and it’s free of charge, but you can also just walk to the spot or do a 2min downwinder from the hut back to the camp. There is a hut with water dispensers on the spot and cold soft drinks are available for purchase.
Donkey spot offers clean wind and flat water on one end, with waves on the other side. When the swell is right we get some good-sized waves, so if you’re into wave riding this is the spot for you. If you never tried wave riding, or riding on the open sea before, this is the perfect spot to do it in a safe environment as our rescue boats will be there for you if anything goes wrong.
WINTER | FLAT WATER | RESCUE BOAT | BEACH BAR | KITE SHOP & RENTAL
In winter we get the perfect butterflat spot right in front of the camp! How good is it to wake up right on the kitespot? You can rig & launch in front of the camp and there’s a beach bar so you don’t even have to land your kite when you get thirsty.
The KSL lagoon is one of the smaller spots and is predominantly a freestyle playground where even some of the big names come to train. This is the ideal spot to nail that trick you’ve been working on or just sit on a sunbed with a drink in your hand and admire all the big air action on the water.
THE KITE TRIPS
SUMMER | FULL DAY or OVERNIGHT | FLAT WATER | RESCUE BOAT | UPWIND RIDING REQUIRED
Vella island, Magic island, Dream spot, Paradise… This ultimate kitesurfing playground goes by many names and we believe it is definitely one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world which you should not miss out on!
In summer we organize Vella trips almost daily with at least one overnight stay each week. After breakfast in the camp, we take a 45min boat ride from the Big Lagoon and then do an optional2km downwinder from the first sandbank, following the island through the flat sheltered waters all the way to Vella itself. Return to the camp is right on time for dinner. If you choose to do the overnight trip you get to enjoy an amazing sunset session and spend the evening by a bonfire, then return to the camp at dinner time the day after. The accommodation on the island is simple but comfortable.
Vella is a small fisherman’s island with butter flat water and clear offshore wind. An upwind riding level is required for this trip. There is a beach hut that doubles as a restaurant and bar on the island and rescue boats. All food and drinks are included in the price of the trip.
Vella island is the perfect location to advance your kitesurfing skills and learn that new trick, that’s why this is a popular spot for advanced coaching. Check with our advanced coaches on availability for coaching before departure.
Puttalam – The big kahuna
SUMMER | HALF DAY | FLAT WATER | RESCUE BOAT | UPWIND RIDING REQUIRED
Puttalam Lagoon is the huge lagoon you passed on your way from the airport to KSL. This lagoon is 30+km long and offers some amazing opportunities for downwinders. The kite spots are only accessible by boat or kite and this trip is a perfect way to explore them all.
You’ll be dropped about 10km upwind of KSL with a rescue boat and our staff member who will guide you on your 2h downwind adventure. From the drop off point you’ll kitesurf about 40 minutes downwind to an island surrounded by sand bars and seaweed, it’s beautiful and a lot of fun to ride in. The water behind the island is butterflat! After a session there you’ll continue downwind to the second island where you’ll stop and jump in the boat for the ride back to land.
The minimum riding level for this trip is upwind, so if you’re not confident riding upwind yet we suggest you consider our kite lessons first. There is no hut available and except for the drop off and landing spot you won’t be able to get onshore. This downwinder is great fun but take into consideration your skills and fitness before booking.
WINTER | FULL DAY | FLAT WATER | RESCUE BOAT | SNACKS AND DRINKS INCLUDED
The navy point is a great flat water spot about a half hour boat ride from the Big Lagoon. It is located at the tip of the peninsula, just before Vella island.
During the winter season, we organise afternoon trips to this butter flat blue water spot. There is no hut available on the spot, but we bring snacks and drinks for you to enjoy on the beach. We also offer the option of kitesurfing back from Navy point to the camp. This is mainly a flatwater downwinder, but you will hit a few mini waves spots on the way which are great fun to play around in!
You will be escorted by a rescue boat at all times and get back to the camp in time for dinner.
SUMMER | HALF OR FULL DAY | FLAT WATER | RESCUE BOAT | LUNCH PACK
Kappalady is a smaller lagoon about half an hour ride from KSLby tuk-tuk or truck. We don’t organise guided trips to this lagoon but can arrange a tuk-tuk for you, just remember to bring your pump, enough water and we can pack some food for you if you decide to spend the day there.
Please respect the kite school there and try not to get in the way of the lessons going on…. There is a beach hut you can use – but please use the “Visitors Area”!
Kappalady lagoon can get busy when there are a lot of people around, but it’s got some great freestyle conditions with flat shallow water and clean wind. It’s also possible to do a 1h downwinder back from Kappalady to KSL, but it’s at your own risk as there is no boat rescue to escort you.
Dream spot is located 15 minutes boat trip from the Kalpitiya lagoon. A sand bank separate the sea from the lagoon so one one side you can enjoy the wave in the indian Ocean and on the other side the flat water in the lagoon. We organized half day kite trip to this spot. Price is 25 euros for the trip.
|Trip Type||Details||Full Board Price ( price for in house guest )|
|½ DayTrip||Minimum 4 persons||25 €|
|1 Full DayTrip||Minimum 4 persons||45 €|
|2 Day Trip with Overnighter||Minimum 4 persons||90 €|
|Excursions *||As per requirement||N/A|
|Special Kite Trips can be organized on demand.|
Great downwinders & kite safari !
Check out this video of an epic downwinder from Talawilla Church to the KSL camp