Margarita Village Kalpitiya Kite school programme

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Kitesurfing instruction in Kalpitiya - Sri Lanka

“If Joselito the donkey can learn, you too”

School Seasons & Kitesurfing Course Programme

School Seasons:​

Winter Season: From December to  March​

Summer Season: From  May to  October

 

Course Schedule

From the 1st to 3rd hour:

 Intro to the wind and power

  • Set up the kite

  • Safety systems, explanations and simulations

  • First piloting

  • Exploring the edge of the wind window

  • Flying Kite with one hand

  • Launching and landing

  • Walking with the kite on the beach

From 6th to 9th hour:

  • Water start theory

  • Steady pull with the kite

  • Water start in both directions

  • Riding in both directions

  • Gaining speed on the board

  • Controlled stop

  • Right of way rules

  • Upwind riding

From 3rd to 6th hour:

 

  • Body dragging in the water 

  • Body dragging downwind

  • Flying kite in power zone

  • Relaunch the kite from the water

  • Upwind body drag (one handed)

  • Board recovery in deep water

  • Self-rescue and pack down

FAQ about our kite school

What is an IKO center?

IKO centers are kitesurfing schools that meet all the teaching and safety requirements established by the International Kitesurfing Organization. By following the IKO rules and guidelines, we make sure that students learn according to high-quality and safety standards

What security measures should the school have?

The most important thing is the experience and qualifications of the instructors. In our kite school we use new and latest-generation equipment; and a rescue boat that will always be attentive to all the students in the water.

Is the kite equipment important when taking the courses?

No. If you have already taken a course before, we return to where you left off.

What happens if due to weather conditions I cannot take my kitesurfing course?

Do not worry, if the weather conditions prevent you from taking the course, we are not going to charge you. You will only pay for the effective class hours.

What do I have to bring to the beach when I take the course?

Swimsuit, sun cream, sunglasses, and a smile. We provide you with the rest: kite, board, harness, helmet, and good vibes!

How can I pay for the kitesurf course?

The course can be paid for by bank transfer, card, or cash.

Can everyone kitesurf?

Thanks to the new designs of the kites, security systems, and teaching methodologies, this sport is suitable for all audiences who want to learn it.

 

Depending on age and physical condition, each person has a different learning rhythm, but certainly everyone can try this experience.

What is the best time of the year to take a course?

 

The best months to learn kitesurfing in Kalpitiya are from May to October and from December to March. We highly recommend checking the wind forecast before coming.

What is the best time of the year to take a course?

What are the differences between semi-private courses and private lessons?

Semi-private kitesurfing course is for two students with a teacher. This course is ideal to share with a friend, child, or partner.

The private kitesurf course is designed for students who want to learn faster and this is undoubtedly the best option. You will have an instructor totally dedicated to you.

Can I take a semi-private lesson if I am alone?

 If you come alone and want to do semi-private lessons, we can try to group you with another student who is in your same situation and at the same level (upon availability) However, private courses are normally more cost-effective than group lessons

Can I take a semi-private lesson if I am alone?

 If you come alone and want to do semi-private lessons, we can try to group you with another student who is in your same situation and at the same level (upon availability) However, private courses are normally more cost-effective than group lessons

Who is going to teach me kitesurf?

 

You will learn to kitesurf with a properly certified instructor, with many years of experience, so that you learn in the fastest, safest, and most fun way.

Can my children learn kitesurfing?

 Thanks to the new methodologies and security measures, we have been able to initiate the little ones in this wonderful sport, in a safe and fun way.

Every year we have more children who come to learn kitesurfing with us!

Many parents want to learn this sport with their children as it is an amazing activity to do in the family. There are other parents who are already kiting and looking forward to their children learning and sharing this experience with them.

 

Thanks to the new designs of the kites, safety systems, and teaching methodologies, you can start from approximately 7 years old.

 

 

Is kitesurfing a dangerous sport?

 Over the years and the evolution of the equipment, the design of the kites, the safety systems, and the new teaching methodologies have made kitesurfing an extremely safe sport.

How long does it take to learn kitesurf?

 

In Kalpitiya we are lucky to have the perfect conditions for learning this sport. We recommend completing all the learning phases: beginner, intermediate and advanced, in order to become an independent kiter and respectful of the rules of navigation and not to endanger or endanger others.

The initiation course usually lasts 3 days and you will learn the safety rules, and how to handle the kite, first in the sand and then in the water. Finally, you will try to put the board on your feet, and let’s navigate!

 The main objective is that you become an independent kiter and respectful of safety regulations.

 

Can I rent equipment once I finish the course?

 

Yes, if you achieve the IKO level 3K – Riding upwind.

Is all the kitesurfing equipment included in your course?

 

Yes, All the necessary material for the courses is included in the price.

What do I do if I want more when I finish my kitesurfing course?

 

You can continue with the next level course or take individual classes. In the event, you achieve an independent level and you are able to ride upwind (IKO Level 3K), you will be able to rent equipment