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Have a Pleasant Stay!

My Name is Upul De Silva and I want to welcome you at my Kiteboarding and Windsurfing ECO-Resort here in Kalpitiya – best kitespot of Sri Lanka! My team and me will do everything to make your stay perfect while getting a real insight of our cutlure.

Your task is just to take your gear & board, get out on the Kalpitiya lagoon, kitesurf / windsurf as long as you want, make some kitesurfing trip to paradice island, relax and drink a cocktail in a hammock at the chillout-zone while observing the surfers at the lagoon. For the rest my team and me takes care to pamper you in the Sri Lankan way...

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About Upul De Silva Team

Proprietor : Upul De Silva

Date of birth : 10/18/80

Home town : Aluthgama / Bentota

Places of residence : Kalpitiya – Sri Lanka (Kalpitiya Lagoon) Gols – Austria (Lake Neusiedl)

Athletic and personal successes :

I started with windsurfing at the early age of eleven at Bentota river

1998 > First Qualification to the National Team of Sri Lanka

Since 1999 member of the National Olympic committee of Sri Lanka (windsurfing): participation in National and International championships

1999 – 2004: 4th times Sri Lankan Windsurf National Champion

1999 Asian Championship in Pakistan, 7th 2003 Asian Championship in India, 9th

2004/05 No Championship because of the Tsunami

2005 Int. Chiemsee Regatta Mistral cl, 9th

2006 World Sailing Games Austria, 43th

2006 Int. German Mistral Regatta, 13th

2006 Asian Games in Doha Qatar, 7th

15th Asian Games 2006 in Doha – Olympic Class : Sri Lankan Participant for Windsurf Mistral One Design: 7th place

2012 Austrian SUP-Championship, 3rd

Upul De Silva With His Son Colja

Sports / Hobbies : windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling (SUP), wave-riding, fitness, cooking, travelling, spending time with my family in Austria

For myself important :

As I grew up under very poor conditions, it´s important for me to help others in need and stop looking away.

If you want to particitpate those projects – just tell me! There are a lot of people in Sri Lanka who are greatful for your help!

Support and help for others is necessary!

Educations / Jobs :

Pool & sports at Hotel Lanka Princess / Bentota

VDWS windsurf instructor in Podersdorf & Weiden / Austria, Lake Garda / Italy, Privat coachings Brasil

VDWS kitesurf instructor in Podersdorf / Austria

Windsurf Station Manager in Podersdorf & Weiden / Austria

Languages : Singhala (mother language), English, German

Just a few Coverage Links (German) :

Let´s introduce the rest of our team members

Monika will answer your enquiry per e-mail and helps you with the booking process

Martin is the manager of the surf station! He manages our instructor team with his long term experience in water sports!

Bouriss is our long term head instructor! He teaches kite surfing and wind surfing and run his own brand from Marokko - KiteAfrika!

Pathum - our sports man - he teaches you in wind surfing! For relaxing he gives Yoga lessons and Ayurveda treatments:-)

Kalum is our personal manager! He is reliable for the well being of all our team members

China - Guest Relation & GM Assistent: in case you have any questions, need a tuck tuck want to book a kite trip to Paradise Island or go for a sightseeing tour - he is the person you should have a talk with! Just have a chat with him in the Resort!

Facility & Event Manager Kamal: you want to organize a meeting at one of our resorts? Or are looking for your wedding venue - just contact him !

Gihan - Assists you with your kitesurf equipment at the beach!

Udaya - our chef cook – he is responsible for our exceptionally good cuisine! He creates with his team the best foods in town to strengthen you after your kite surfing lessons!

DE SILVA employs more than 30 persons from all over the world to run the 2 hotels with the large surfschool! All religions are represented and we do respect each other as everyone has an important role to run the place! Every year, the management organizes for our team a trip through Sri Lanka, to show our special thanks to our team members!More... »

She has already worked last year at Kalpitiya Lagoon and decided to enhance our team for this winter season. Also she will organize some special kite camps during the winter season. Find her homepage with the Kitecamp
dates: http://www.sevenseasriders.at

Right: Kathy (Graphics & Marketing) AllrounderIn

*It would be a pleasure for my team and me to welcome you here in our beautiful homecountry! Make your stay perfect by giving you the best service and teach you in all these amazing sports! We hope to see you soon here at Kalpitiya Lagoon!

And Who Exactly Are We

Who we are : Consists of 25 team members – most of them Singhalese, Austrian, Germany, Marokkean... international team; like a family we run our hotel – so you will feel immediatly at home!

Since :2011/2012 when we settled the first 3 Cabanas

Now : Today we are Sri Lankan largest Kitesurfing and Windsurf school

What we do :

Run an ECO-Resort – keep the nature. Try to offer the best equipment on the Kite market: North Kiteschool & Official North Kiteboarding Center.

Offer highest standards for instructions: VDWS certified kitesurf- and windsurf school. Keep our heart and mind open for all people over the world!

Where We Are : North-West coast – Puttalam district - directly at the Kalpitiya Lagoon located – settled in between the coconut palm beach! Trained kitesurfers as well as windsurfers can start from our beach – all others take usage of our boat shuttle to the vis-a-vis side of the lagoon where we have our own beachhut and instruction zone.

Our Philosophy :Life is too short to keep off your board! We are surfers – so just relax and take life easy!

Best of : KiteTrips to Paradice Island with included downwinders – best flat water spot in Kalpitiya. AfterSurf Chillout Zone - amazing view over the Kalpitiya Lagoon especially during Sundowners Partys / Events / BBQ´s Arrack Attack at our SurfBar

Services :

Full board at our Sri Lankan restaurant

Boat shuttles & Boat rescues at the lagoon

Airport shuttle service at any times

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