FAQ

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 20-24 in average and from December to February it’s around 12 – 18 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 common used sizes are 8 and 9 in the main season, and 12 to sometimes 15m in the winter season, it’s better to bring all sizes you have.

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 50m 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.

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 20-24 in average and from December to February it’s around 12 – 18 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 common used sizes are 8 and 9 in the main season, and 12 to sometimes 15m in the winter season, it’s better to bring all sizes you have.

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.

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 50m 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 20-24 in average and from December to February it’s around 12 – 18 knots. It is always advisable to refer windguru to get the real-time feed of wind speed in Kalpitiya.

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