Kite-surfing has fast risen to the top of the sporting world and adventure sports with its popularity steadily increasing. It is probably best described as a combination of windsurfing, paragliding and surfing mixed with gymnastics; rigorous and ridiculously thrilling.
The four-line control system brought about by George Pocock back in the 1800ís is the method still most commonly in use to this day. Despite this, the originator of kitesurfing is recognized to be Gijsbertus Adrianus Panhuise from the Netherlands largely due to the fact that he obtained the first patent for the sport that involved the use of a floating board (much like a surfboard) where an individual is pulled by a wind-catching device not dissimilar to a parachute hooked up to a harness upon his body.
Sri Lanka, amongst all its other wondrous attractions has now gained fame the world over for its kitesurfing experiences in Kalpitiya where dolphin and whale-watching is also hugely popular. This expansive stretch on the coastline is the perfect backdrop for all adventure enthusiasts, a mixture of flat water lagoons and a never-ending ocean with wave riding spots not to mention clusters of sandbanks.
If you are looking to indulge in this exhilarating sport, now is the best time to do so: May- September is peak time for kitesurfing with wind reaching 20 knots day and night with a peak of 26 knots. Our ocean is beautiful at this time, brilliantly blue and clear perfect for snorkeling and other water based activities considering Kalpitiya is home to the largest coral reef in Sri Lanka.
Whether you are a beginner or a kitesurfing prodigy, there is nothing to worry about as everyone is welcome to experience what we have. Kalpitiya has a large variety of kitesurfing schools that can assist beginners as well as provide equipment that you will need. So that means you need not worry about lugging that bulky paraphernalia between flights and airports!
We can help you tailor your holiday around kitesurfing if you so wish, or if you just want more information and answers to your questions, feel free to drop us a mail via our enquiry form or call us!