Most Amazing Kitesurfing Spots in Sri Lanka
Congratulations? You just made the right choice selecting Sri Lanka, the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’, as your next kitesurfing destination. Sri Lanka is one of the best kitesurfing destinations in the world, with the very best kite spots you will ever experience.
It is a playground for water sports enthusiasts. Kiting … kiting and even more kiting, surfing, paragliding, canyoning, rafting, in fact, whatever your heart is calling for, Sri Lanka offers you amazing diverse spots to perform these extreme water sports.
Where are the main kite spots in Sri Lanka?
Where are the main kite spots in Sri Lanka?
Thanks to the thermal winds, we can kite all year round. Depending on the season, you only need to choose the correct kite spot.
Matara, in the South of the island has thermal winds in the afternoons during April and May and in Summer you will find very strong winds during July and August.
Arugam Bay is located on the South-east of the island and it is a major spot for surfing but, sometimes, the wind is not so strong. The most consistent winds are on the North-west of the island, starting from Negombo up to Jaffna. On this coastline you will find the best kite spots in Sri Lanka.
Why is the North-west coast the best coastline in Sri Lanka for kitesurfing? Well, when you see the location of the island and the channel that separates Sri Lanka and India, you can imagine the venturi effect that is created in this unique location. In addition to this venturi effect, the sea breeze makes this part of the island very windy for 9 months of the year, so the wind statistics are perfect when it comes to kitesurfing holidays.
Kalpitiya is a destination for kite surfers which is growing very fast, as it has the best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka. Although more and more people come for kitesurfing, mass tourism has not yet arrived and the area has still to be developed in terms of tourism, making Kalpitiya a destination with special beauty and with many kitesurfing spots yet to be discovered!
The main attraction of Kalpitiya is the flat and shallow waters of Kalpitiya lagoon and its surrounding areas, such as Puttalam lagoon and Kappaladi lagoon.
There are many islands on the North of Kalpitiya too, with perfect spots for kitesurfing in flat waters, such as Vella Island and Dream Spot. Furthermore, the Indian Ocean is a perfect spot for wave riders from May to October. Suffice to say, there are many places for kitesurfing in
The small lagoon of Kappaladi is in a very beautiful area only 20 km South of the town of Kalpitiya. Both the flat and shallow water of the lagoon and the wind conditions make this place a very good kitesurfing spot for learning and for freestyle.
Kalpitiya Lagoon, the most popular spot, and larger than Kappaladi lagoon, is located very near to Kalpitiya town. It is in a unique, safe environment where main kitesurfing schools are located.
In the vast Puttalam Lagoon, there are no kitesurfing schools yet, but the constant wind, the subliminal landscape and the uniqueness of the place makes this spot very special and one of the best places for kitesurfing in Kalpitiya.
Besides the lagoons of Kalpitiya, Puttalam and Kappaladi, which are all flat waters, the best kite spots are located on the islands North of Kalpitiya. Vella Island being the best!
Vella Island is a tiny island that has sea on one side and the flat water of the lagoon on the other. When it is windy, the freestyle conditions in this place are perfect. However, Vella is not the right kite spot for someone learning to kitesurf, especially in the season from May to October when the wind is offshore in the lagoon. Vella Island is about 50 minutes by boat from Kalpitiya and it is possible to do a round trip in a single day.
For those who love kitesurfing in the sea, another place worth mentioning is Donkey Point, a cape located about 10 km South of the town of Kalpitiya. It is the spot often chosen by people looking to navigate between the waves of the Indian Ocean.
Other amazing kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka:
Just a short 5 minutes drive from our place, Margarita Village, you will find Kalpitiya Lagoon, which is the main spot where we teach kitesurfing in Kalpitiya. Don’t worry about transport, as we provide this upon request.
Located in the Dutch Bay, Dream Spot is just a 20 minute boat ride from our place and it is a super cool spot for kitesurfing, with steady wind and flat water.
This unspoiled and tiny island is the best place to go for a kite trip as there are not many kite schools there yet, so most of the time we are alone. We often do downwind from Dream Spot to Ippantivu Island where the scenes are spectacular!
Puttalam Lagoon Island:
We know many secret islands located in the large Puttalam Lagoon that can be reached by boat, or just riding from Kalpitiya main town.
Mannar is the next peninsula North of Kalpitiya and a perfect place for kitesurfing too. From Margarita Village, we organise kitesurfing trips to Mannar Island if you wish to visit. Just let us know!
We provide a beach hut at Vella Island (Portugal Bay), which is considered as one of the top places for kitesurfing in the world.
Dream Spot: Top kitesurfing spot!
Dream Spot is considered as one of the top kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka. It consists approximately of 1 km beach and is located in Dutch Bay, which is easily accessible by boat from Kalpitiya. A top kitesurfing destination and not to be missed!
Actually, Kalpitiya is where you can organise all your kite trips to the best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka. Around Kalpitiya there are incredible and amazing kitesurfing spots and Dream Spot is considered one of the top spots among them all.
How strong is the wind at Dream Spot? What kites should I bring?
The wind is strong in Summer from 18-25 knots, all day 24 hrs. Some days going up to 35 knots, especially in May and June. The best size kites to bring to Dream Spot during Summer are from 7-10 metres.
In Winter the wind is lighter than Summer and picks up later, around midday, losing its force around 4:30 p.m. Wind expected, 14-18 knots. From December to March it is best to bring bigger kites, from 12-14 metres.
Can I make a downwind from Kalpitiya to Dream Spot?
Depending on the kitesurfing season and its wind direction. In the Summer season you can make a downwind from Kalpitiya to Dream Spot and in the Winter season you can make a downwind from Dream Spot to Kalpitiya.
In Summer you have two different options of downwinds:
The first option is to start in Kalpitiya lagoon and go to Dream Spot by the ocean side. If you do this, you will not have any safety boat as the ocean is very rough and too choppy for a small boat this time of the year. However, if you are an ‘experienced’ kiter do not worry too much, as the wind is always an onshore wind and you will love the excitement of the ride!
The second option is to start your downwind from Kalpitiya taking your ride through Puttalam lagoon. If you do this, you should always take a safety boat along with you, for your own safety.
In Winter, you can go downwind from Dream Spot to Kalpitiya lagoon through the ocean only. DO NOT go through Puttalam lagoon in Winter as there is no wind in many places on this route.
I am a beginner. Can I learn kitesurfing in Dream Spot?
Yes, you can. Many kite schools organise kite trips to Dream Spot to teach kitesurfing. This is a very safe spot to learn, always with experienced kitesurfing instructors and with a safety boat.
Dream Spot has become one of the most famous kite spots in Sri Lanka, as the conditions to kitesurf there are great!
Do not miss Dream Spot if you travel to Sri Lanka as it is considered as one of the best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka, even in the world!
Sri Lanka's most famous kitesurfing spots:
Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is a great experience for whoever is very passionate about kitesurfing.
Over the last 8 years Sri Lanka has become very famous. The West coast of Sri Lanka is the windiest place in the country, especially during the months of June, July, August and September, also, during the months of January and February the wind is very good and there are incredible flat-water spots to enjoy along the coastline. This means that Sri Lanka is the top kitesurfing destination in Asia!
If you are planning to come to Sri Lanka for kitesurfing, we would like to share some good tips on the best kitesurfing spots around. The top kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka are located around Kalpitiya.
Kalpitiya is the top kitesurfing destination in Sri Lanka. Whether you come to learn to kite, or to progress your kitesurfing skills, the flat water at Kalpitiya lagoon is a great spot for kitesurfing. There are countless kite spots around Kalpitiya with steady winds and flat waters. The best kite trip you can do from Kalpitiya is to Vella Island, one of the top kitesurfing destinations in the world!
Vella Island is a tiny sand bar in front of Wilpattu National Park. One side of the island is ocean waves, and the other side is a very flat-water spot. In Summer the wind comes from South-west and in Winter the wind comes from North-east, so it is possible to kite both seasons. Vella island is considered a top kitesurfing spot in Sri Lanka, and in the world, for freestyle.
In Winter, a great kite trip to do from Vella Island is to Navy Point.
Navy Point is also a flat-water kite spot and recently started to become famous when Margarita Kite School team started to organise trips to this beautiful spot, often. During the downwind trip from Vella Island you pass small islets which are stunning to see and thanks to the venturi effects, it is very windy all the time.
From Navy Point you can keep going downwind through Puttalam lagoon, passing close to Ippantivu Island, another great kitesurfing spot to go. If you keep going downwind through Puttalam lagoon, you end up at Dream Spot.
Dream Spot is a long island located in Dutch Bay near Kalpitiya. A place you must visit whilst you are here kitesurfing. Finally, to get back to Kalpitiya lagoon, cross to the ocean side at Dream Spot and keep going downwind.
The above tips gives you one of the best downwind rides ever! Let us take you so you can experience it for yourself! You will love it and never forget it!
Kappaladi lagoon is another famous kite spot, South of Kalpitiya. Kappaladi lagoon is a great spot for kite beginners and anyone who wants to learn how to kite. This lagoon is very shallow, so it is very easy to learn kitesurfing here rather than other spots with deep water.
There are many interesting kitesurfing spots to visit in Sri Lanka, so, if you like kitesurfing, you should come to Sri Lanka. It is the best!
All the Information You Should Know About the Best Kite Spots in Sri Lanka
Kalpitiya is not only the best kitesurfing spot in Sri Lanka, it is the place kitesurfing place in the world! Every kite surfer should visit the ‘treasure spot to go wild on the water’.
European kitesurfing spots are becoming more and more congested! Kalpitiya offers you the best kitesurfing spots in Sri Lanka, where you are free from this kind of overcrowding of kites.
In Kalpitiya you will find great freedom on the waters, plenty of space and fresh winds that have always got your back! Wide open spaces to practise and improve your tricks … Space that motivates the most ambitious freestylers to go further, heightening their excitement to want to learn more! Kalpitiya overwhelms you with the best kite spots in Sri Lanka.
Every morning you will wake up in Margarita Village and Lagoon keen to explore the next different kite spot in Sri Lanka, taking in the stunning views of each surf spot around Kalpitiya. You will feel the adrenalin build inside you, and, as we know, kitesurfing excitement is the best feeling ever! It is not only our blue lagoon that turns Kalpitiya into the best kitesurfing destination in Sri Lanka, it is the many secret spots of islands we have come to explore and know that gives us the freedom of the water.
From our base, here in Margarita Village, we wish to offer you the full service of showing you the infamous spots we have grown to love for the best kitesurfing experience ever!
Best season for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka:
Are you wondering what is the best season for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka? Basically, the best season to do kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is nearly all year round! Nine months, in fact! You will not find anywhere else in the world giving you a broader time period of constant winds.
The best season to do kitesurfing in Sri Lanka is the Summer season, May to October, being the main season, allowing a kite surfer’s dream turn into reality! Every day you will wake up raring to go then spend the next 6 hours on the water with the wind rushing into your canopy, your feet firmly on your board and you taking control of the bar into the direction of your choice … Enjoying the many spots of excellent kiting around Kalpitiya!
At night you will enjoy the comfort of your bed in one of our two Kite Camps: Margarita Lagoon Kite School and Margarita Village and fall asleep with the constant sound of wind rustling amongst the coconut trees. Sounds idyllic? It is! The wind is your best friend here, therefore, Kalpitiya is the best kitesurfing spot in Sri Lanka, so come and enjoy!
The other best kitesurfing season, alongside the main season, is our Winter season, from December to March.
In total you will find nine months of very reliable wind around the best kite spots in Sri Lanka.
So, note down the best kite season in Sri Lanka in your calendar; check flights and be ready to fly in Kalpitiya, with your board and kite, over the most amazing lagoons and beautiful ocean, to experience a time you will never forget!
We now have five years kitesurfing experience in Sri Lanka and we would like to share our inside knowledge with you and introduce you to the BEST KITESURFING SPOTS in Sri Lanka. So, sit back and click away on the links below to enjoy Kitesurfing with MARGARITA VILLAGE KITE SCHOOL, Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka … Enjoy!