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Which lagoon are you at?

De Silva Windresort is located facing Kalpitiya lagoon.

What is the average wind speed?

During the main season, it is 20-30 in average and from December to February it’s around 15 – 25 knots. It is always advisable to refer windguru to get the real-time feed of wind speed in Kalpitiya.

Which are the months better for Kitesurfing?

The main season starts in May and runs upto September and the winter season covers December, January and February.

which kite size should I bring?

This depends on your weight of course. The most commonly used sizes are 7 to 11 in the main season, and 9 to sometimes 14m in the winter season, it’s always safe to bring a big kite if possible.

how could I get to your camp?

If you're coming from Colombo airport, just give us your flight details and we can arrange a transfer for 70€. The drivers know exactly how to find us. Most of the tuk tuk drivers from in the town know where we are and we can also arrange a tuk tuk for you if you're relatively close, or ask us to send you the directions to follow.

Are you located in kalpitiya?

Yes, we are, two and half hours away from the airport and if you asked for a pick up, the ride will be more comfortable in an airconditioned car.

How far is the camp from the lagoon?

The camp is located about 30m from the lagoon. You will have a boat shuttle to bay at 8.45 am every day and will come back for lunch at 12 noon. Then the boat will leave back at 2 p.m. and will come back at 5 p.m.

I heard Kalpitiya is the place to be for kitesurfing, is that true? )

Kalpitiyta lagoon is much bigger and nicer for teaching as well as for advanced riders. We have a controlled, limited amount of schools that are allowed to teach on the lagoon.

Is the lagoon very busy?

Although it can get more crowded during the peak kite season (June - Aug), it's always quiet enough to comfortably and safely ride, practice and teach.

What does Full Board mean?

All our accommodations are full board. This means we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as there are very little options for restaurants in the area.

How new is the rental gear?

Our rental gears are very new as we always update our them with the latest available. We have few old gears available for budget riders.

What if I damage a rental kite?
You can go for an insurance agreement which will cover the damages, you have to sign our rental agreement which states you are liable for any damage to the kite that was obviously caused by you. Any damage that occurs through normal use will not be charged.
Can I use different kite sizes if I go for rental?

Yes, you just pick the size that you need for that day to take them to the lagoon.

what riding level is needed to do a kite safari?

We have kite safari's for all levels. If you're a group of mixed levels we suggest Vella Island, which is good for both teaching and riding.

Are kite safari's safe?

Yes, a boat will always be behind you to get you to shore fast in case something happens. Our instructors can assist you in any situation.

Payment

Please pay the deposit as soon as possible to our bank account to fix the booking. All related charges and fees shall be borne by the ordering party. The rest payment we take at the resort after your arrival. (Please, do not transfer the rest of amount before!) At the resort you have the possibility to pay in cash (€/USD/Ruppies) or per creditcard (VISA, Master Card) – please be aware that payment by creditcard will incur 3 % commission.

Hotel policies check in/check out

STANDARD Check in = 01:00 pm, STANDARD Check out = 11:30 am, Early or late check in/outs can only be given in case of availablitly.

Early check in policy

The hotel will charge half night (50% of the room rate) for an early check-in between 06:00 am to 01:00 pm, or full night (100% of the room rate) for an early check-in before 06:00 am Sri Lanka time.

Late checkout policy

Late check-outs until 07:00 pm will be charged for a half night (one-half of a full night's room charge), while late check-outs after 07:00 pm will carry a full night room charge.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations made thirty (30) or more days prior to the date of arrival will be issued as a voucher for your next stay at one of our resorts.

Cancellations made less than thirty (30) days before arrival will incur a 50% charge as cancellation fee.

No show or cancellations after arrival on site will incur a 100% charge as cancellation fee. (Exceptions for no show up: serious illnesses, accidents, natural disasters).

Which lagoon are you at?

De Silva Windresort is located facing Kalpitiya lagoon.

What is the average wind speed?

During the main season, it is 20-30 in average and from December to February it’s around 15 – 25 knots. It is always advisable to refer windguru to get the real-time feed of wind speed in Kalpitiya.

Which are the months better for Kitesurfing?

The main season starts in May and runs upto September and the winter season covers December, January and February.

which kite size should I bring?

This depends on your weight of course. The most commonly used sizes are 7 to 11 in the main season, and 9 to sometimes 14m in the winter season, it’s always safe to bring a big kite if possible.

What does Full Board mean?

All our accommodations are full board. This means we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, as there are very little options for restaurants in the area.

Can I buy a Kite equipment?

Yes, we are an authorized distributor of North Kite Boarding Inc, In our surf shop at De Silva Windresort, you can buy unpacked North equipment and at our surf school, we have few used kites also for a very reasonable price.

what riding level is needed to do a kite safari?

We have kite safari's for all levels. If you're a group of mixed levels we suggest Vella Island, which is good for both teaching and riding.

Are kite safari's safe?

Yes, a boat will always be behind you to get you to shore fast in case something happens. Our instructors can assist you in any situation.

Which lagoon are you at?

De Silva Windresort is located facing Kalpitiya lagoon.

how could I get to your camp?

If you're coming from Colombo airport, just give us your flight details and we can arrange a transfer for 70€. The drivers know exactly how to find us. Most of the tuk tuk drivers from in the town know where we are and we can also arrange a tuk tuk for you if you're relatively close, or ask us to send you the directions to follow.

Are you located in kalpitiya?

Yes, we are, two and half hours away from the airport and if you asked for a pick up, the ride will be more comfortable in an airconditioned car.

How far is the camp from the lagoon?

The camp is located about 30m from the lagoon. You will have a boat shuttle to bay at 8.45 am every day and will come back for lunch at 12 noon. Then the boat will leave back at 2 p.m. and will come back at 5 p.m.

I heard Kalpitiya is the place to be for kitesurfing, is that true?

Kalpitiyta lagoon is much bigger and nicer for teaching as well as for advanced riders. We have a controlled, limited amount of schools that are allowed to teach on the lagoon.

Is the lagoon very busy?

Although it can get more crowded during the peak kite season (June - Aug), it's always quiet enough to comfortably and safely ride, practice and teach.

How new is the rental gear?

Our rental gears are very new as we always update our them with the latest available. We have few old gears available for budget riders.

What if I damage a rental kite?

You can go for an insurance agreement which will cover the damages, you have to sign our rental agreement which states you are liable for any damage to the kite that was obviously caused by you. Any damage that occurs through normal use will not be charged.

Can I use different kite sizes if I go for rental?

Yes, you just pick the size that you need for that day to take them to the lagoon.

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What is the average wind speed?

During the main season, it is 20-30 in average and from December to February it’s around 15 – 25 knots. It is always advisable to refer windguru to get the real-time feed of wind speed in Kalpitiya.

Please pay the deposit as soon as possible to our bank account to fix the booking. All related charges and fees shall be borne by the ordering party. The rest payment we take at the resort after your arrival. (Please, do not transfer the rest of amount before!) At the resort you have the possibility to pay in cash (€/USD/Ruppies) or per creditcard (VISA, Master Card) – please be aware that payment by creditcard will incur 3 % commission.

Standard check in/ standard Check in

STANDARD Check in = 01:00 pm, STANDARD Check out = 11:30 am, Early or late check in/outs can only be given in case of availablitly.

Early check in policy

The hotel will charge half night (50% of the room rate) for an early check-in between 06:00 am to 01:00 pm, or full night (100% of the room rate) for an early check-in before 06:00 am Sri Lanka time.

Late checkout policy

Late check-outs until 07:00 pm will be charged for a half night (one-half of a full night's room charge), while late check-outs after 07:00 pm will carry a full night room charge.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations made thirty (30) or more days prior to the date of arrival will be issued as a voucher for your next stay at one of our resorts.

Cancellations made less than thirty (30) days before arrival will incur a 50% charge as cancellation fee.

No show or cancellations after arrival on site will incur a 100% charge as cancellation fee. (Exceptions for no show up: serious illnesses, accidents, natural disasters).

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