Kalpitiya Lagoon, Probably One of the Best Kitesurfing Spots in Sri Lanka
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. 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!
Kalpitiya, probably one of the best kitesurfing spots in
Kalpitiya has become in recent years a reference destination in the kitesurfing world. There are many kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka and Kalpitiya is one of the best.
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:
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.