Kalpitiya kitesurfing

Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya!

Kalpitiya is definitely the best place to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka and one of the best destinations in the world for this sport. The village of Kalpitiya is located on the North-west peninsular of Sri Lanka, on the shores of the Indian Ocean, with strong winds during the months from May to October (Summer season) and from December to March (Winter season).

Kalpitiya Lagoon is ideal for beginners and freestyle enthusiasts, as the water is shallow and flat.  A small strip of beach separates the lagoon from the Indian Ocean making Kalpitiya Lagoon the best choice to kite between the waves with endless winds and sublime landscapes, and swiftly sweeping over the lagoon perfecting tricks, or learning new skills in a safe environment of flat, shallow water, taking advantage of both seasons’ excellent wind conditions that Sri Lanka has to offer.

Kalpitiya is a kite surfer’s paradise. You don´t believe? It is like kiting in a flat water paradise! During Sri Lanka’s kite surfing seasons, the wind does not stop, and neither will you! If you are passionate about adventure, extreme water sports, looking to gain new experiences whilst embracing culture and mixing with locals and people from around the world who have the same love of kite surfing as you do, then you will never be disappointed with what Kalpitiya has to offer. Its natural, unspoilt, idyllic environment turns this top surfing spot for kiting enthusiasts into a unique destination worldwide and should definitely be on your list of places to visit and not to be missed! You will love it! The wind, the excitement, the ocean and lagoons, the fun, the whole experience, with Margarita Village Kalpitiya Kite School tending to your every need, ensuring you have the kite surfing holiday you are looking for!

Margarita Village Kalpitiya Kite School is just a short 5 minutes drive from the best kite spot in Sri Lanka: Kalpitiya Lagoon and we are proud to be the number one kite school in Sri Lanka!

Where Kalpitiya is located?


Kalpitiya town is loacted on the Northwest coast of Sri Lanka and around 4-5 hours from Colombo and 3-4 from Negombo airport. 

Kalpitiya, probably one of the best kitesurfing spots in

Sri Lanka

The village of Kalpitiya is on the North-west peninsular of Sri Lanka, about 250 km North of Negambo airport. Kalpitiya is a rural town still under development, making it a very quiet and authentic place. So, if you are considering making your kite trip to Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya is the best place. Here are my tips for kitesurfing whilst in Kalpitiya:

What are the seasons for kitesurfing in Kalpitiya?

In Kalpitiya there are good winds during the two kiting seasons, Summer Season from May to October when it is very windy all day and in the Winter Season, from December to February, when the wind is less strong but constant in the afternoons, giving us 9 months of perfect wind conditions for all levels of kitesurfing during the year.  

What is the main kitesurfing spot in Kalpitiya?

Most kite schools are in Kalpitiya lagoon, since it is flat and shallow water, making it easy to take first lessons or learn new skills in a safe environment. There are other kite spots near Kalpitiya also highly recommended: Vella Island, Dream Spot, Donkey Point, and more, all being flat water spots, except for Donkey Point. We highly recommend downwind trips from Puttalam Lagoon. (read the links below for further information)

Places to stay around Kalpitiya

The majority of kite and hotel schools are located around Kalpitiya lagoon, which is the main spot for kitesurfing. During the last years many hotels have been built near the lagoon and the beach, most of them in the fishing villages of Kandakuliya and Kudawa. All villages offer accommodation from luxury resorts to hotels for backpackers.

How to move around Kalpitiya?

Kalpitiya lagoon is located about 3 km from the village of Kalpitiya and is surrounded by coconut groves. In the town, there are many shops where you can buy food and it is also where the main port is, where it is very easy to find fish of all kinds.

You can easily move around Kalpitiya with the famous vehicle in Sri Lanka, called the tuk tuk. It is also very easy to rent motorcycles for 1000 rupees per day. Just ask us and we can arrange this for you.

Restaurants in Kalpitiya

To this day there are not many restaurants in Kalpitiya and, unfortunately, it is difficult to find good restaurants. There are many local places where you can enjoy typical local food, such as rice with curry or fried rice. Hotels offering more international foods are found in nearby villages of Setthawadiya (10 min walk) and Kudawa (30 min walk), at a slightly higher price.

Most of the kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka are located around Kalpitiya and other kite spots surrounding Kalpitiya lagoon are increasingly well known. In general, Kalpitiya has everything to become a top-level tourist destination. Everything points to the fact that in the next few years the town of Kalpitiya will continue to grow and more and more kite surfers will arrive to experience the place everyone is talking about, as being their best kitesurfing destination – Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka.

Check what to do in Kalpitiya

Group of happy kitesurfers having fun in Kalpitiya

Why to learn kitesurfing in Kalpitiya?

With an average of 9 months of wind per year and many kitesurfing spots to be discovered, Kalpitiya has recently become a top kitesurfing destination worldwide. We welcome you to our kite school in Sri Lanka and to discover all the surrounding islands and lagoons around Kalpitiya, with flat and shallow water, together with a constant wind, making it the perfect place to enjoy kitesurfing in the world. Margarita Village Kalpitiya Kite School has specialised for over 5 years in offering personalised kitesurfing lessons and kitesurfing courses at Kalpitiya lagoon. The lessons always take place in a very safe environment and with professional, certified IKO instructors. You may have heard already that Sri Lanka is a natural kitesurfing paradise for BEGINNERS and PROFESSIONAL kite surfers, well it is! No matter what kitesurfing level you own, our kite school in Kalpitiya starts at the level you are at and helps you to improve, at your own pace.

If you are still a beginner, Kalpitiya is the best place to learn kitesurfing. Kalpitiya lagoon has always been a very safe place to learn, with its shallow, flat water, it is easy for you to progress here at kitesurfing. The main target of Margarita Village Kalpitiya Kite School is to ensure that you really enjoy your holidays whilst kitesurfing in Sri Lanka and you finally make your first ride with us. After completing the kitesurfing course, you can get the IKO Kiteboarder Card which will enable you to rent and use kitesurfing equipment, at any kite school in the world!

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