The spot Kalpitiya is diveded in the Kalpitiya lagoon and the Indian Ocean :
Kalpitiya lagoon :
big lagoon, flat waters, mostly standing area; perfect spot for: beginners, instructions, advanced, freeriders, freestylers and profis
All kite courses and windsurf courses are held at the Kalpitiya lagoon which is a perfect spot for instructions!
Indian Ocean :
during winter time: less currents, small waves, good for swimming, snorcheling and diving, dolphine watchings during summer times: turbulent sea because of strong winds, choppy waves;
Kitesurfing- or Windsurf trips to Paradice Island :
Offshore winds and flat waters, very stable winds. Only for advanced levels !
In Kalpitiya you will kitesurf/windsurf most of the time in the Kalpitiya lagoon. Ok, now think of the biggest lagoon you can imagine, double or tripple the size and you have the Kalpitiya Lagoon - its just super big.
Our center is located directly on the water. Windsurfer as well as good kitesurfers start most of the time directly from our beach in front of our resort. For easier starting with your kite, we offer free boat shuttle to the vis-a-vis sandbank, every couple of hours (2 minutes boat drive, for our guests this service is already included). Starting and entering the water is a easier at the instruction zone and also we have our own beach hut there.
The conditons are really good for Freeride and Freestyle, because the water is really flat. You can stand pretty much everywhere without swimming and the water is around 28°C to 30°C.
Beside surfing in the lagoon, you can switch any time to the Indian Ocean. Moreover, there is the possibility of going to an lonely island (it's called Paradise Island/Vella Island), which provides the most constant winds with flat waters you can imagine. It's around 1 hour drive with the boat and always worth a trip. Just ask our staff for joining a kitetrip to Paradice Island!
You can switch between the Kalpitiya Lagoon and the Indian Ocean easily !
We organise daily kitetrips there as well as kitesurfaris with overnight (hammock). (Minimum requirements: basic license)
*Kalpitiya is one of the best spots for kitesurfing and windsurfing in the world!
Kalpitiya has two main wind- seasons:
The summer season lasts from May-October with strong winds almost every day. The winter season is from December-February also with a lot of wind days. Kalpitiya is located in the so called dry-zone of the island, means there is less rain also during the rainy season (April und November)
wind direction: south-west /vwind-average: 20-25 knots / days of wind: almost every day, sometimes it's a bit gusty - but it's still one of the best spots in the world during summer months!
Wind direction: north-west / wind-average: 15-20 knots / days of wind: 4-6 days a week, but very constant wind!
For an actual Forecast you can check back this Page or go to windfinder.de and navigate to Puttalam or Kalpitiya. On windguru.cz check Kalpitiya. And if you are not sure if it's windy you can look at the the monthly archive from Windguru. We did some graphics for you to illustrate it from the last years! You don't trust this amazing statistics? Verify it here.