Upcoming trip 9th – 18th September 2017

Twice a year bring complete beginners to well seasoned Kiters to Sri Lanka which has amazing wind conditions for beginners to advance riders ,  The country is dotted with huge serene stone Buddhas, multicolored Hindu Temples and stately Mosques, but most of all the best lagoons to kitesurf in the world

We run our trips to a large lagoon near to a small town in Sri Lanka’s north west called Kalpitiya for complete beginners to advanced kitesurfers. To get there you first leave the capital Colombo on a motorway, which turns into a rural road, then a dirt track and finally just a stretch of sand. At the end of all this you’ll find a little kite centre sitting between our lagoon and an empty stretch of Indian Ocean beach.

This trip differs from our Kenya adventure insofar as our lagoon is a bit more of an isolated place, meaning that other activities take a backseat and kiting takes priority. Every day from morning til night will revolve around kiting and yoga, and in Kalpitiya’s flat water and steady winds progression will be quick.

The setting is beautiful and ideal for kitesurfing. The lagoon sits only 100 meters from the Ocean so that the wind comes clean from the sea, while the water in the Lagoon is blocked by a small dune – meaning the wind doesn’t get a chance to churn up the lagoon’s lake-flat water.

The wind that blows in Sri Lanka is of the same family as Kenya’s trade winds. Mean that Sri Lanka has two windy Seasons: May to September and December to March. Many of the big names in kitesurfing are hailing Kalpitiya as a future kite-mecca with the world’s most reliable winds – and judging by the daily breeze hitting 18 – 25 knots almost without fail… they might just be right.

We’ve included a few fun ideas into this trip which should prove great craic. We’ll be including a boat assisted 20 kilometer downwinder (when you travel down wind from A – B rather than staying in the same spot) and a deep sea fising adventure where we’ll scour the sea for our dinner. On top of this we’re scheduling the trip around a full moon, meaning prepare yourselves for some night time kiting accompanied by a moonlit BBQ – we’re certainly excited anyway.

If you’re looking for nightclubs this might not be the spot for you, but during the season there are plenty of kiters dotted around the area so a bit of fun isn’t far away. Plus we’ll be a 14 people strong group and beers are available in our little kiting outpost.

Kalpitiya is a magical place and exploration of the surrounding area is a must. From the idiosyncratic head wobble of the local Tamil people, to the peacocks arrogantly wandering the streets, to the electric blue phosphorescence lighting up the lagoon at night – this is a wild and fascinating place. With this in mind we thinking about staying an unofficial extra five days (so it’ll be a two week trip in total) to explore some other parts of this amazing island.

We’ll be running the next trip from the 8th of January to the 18th of January 2016

We have a 3 tier price structure

€790 if you have your own equipment and want to join the gang and get some advanced tips

€890 if you dont have your own equipment but are able to kitesurf (ride both ways) you will be put in advanced clinics for 7 of the 10 days,

€990 for a complete beginner we provide 3hrs of lessons 7 days of the trip and take you from zero to hero, the last 2 days you can use equipment  under supervision,

 flights they work out around €550 – €650

The 3 tier prices above include the following

Transfers to and from Colombo Airport
9 nights accommodation
Three beautiful local meals every day (yum)
Daily kite lessons & clinics (Clinics being where we work on advanced tricks and tuning etc)
All kiting equipment provided
An epic 20km downwinder
A deep sea fishing adventure
Unforgettable memories and lots of new kite buddies

So if this sounds like the kind if thing you might be into head on over to our contact page and give us a shout… it’s going to be a hell of a trip