Which lagoon are you at?

The kitekuda camp and Sri Lanka kite school is close to the Kappalady lagoon. The lagoon is smaller than the Kalpitiya lagoon, but there are also less kiters. More important: Our wind is less gusty, and our water much flatter.

What's the average windspeed?

During the main season from May - Sept the average wind is 20 - 26 knots. In the winter season Dec - Mar it's around 15 - 20 knots

How wind secure is Sri Lanka / Kappalady?

Soon as the wind kicks in at the beginning of the May - Sept season you're guaranteed 24/7 kite-able conditions! In the winter season, Dec - Mar we get around 4 days of good wind per week.

Which kite size should I bring?

This depends on your weight of course. The most common used sizes are 9's and 8's in the main season, and 12's and 10's in the winter season.

How do I get to Kitekuda?

If you're coming from Colombo airport, just give us your flight details and we can arrange a transfer car for you (€65,-). The vans can fit up to 7 people and gear comfortably, and the drivers know exactly how to find us.

Most taxi / tuktuk drivers that you can get on the streets will tell you they know where we are but usually don't! We can 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?

No, we are located in Kappalady, about 30mins closer to the airport and at a better lagoon for safe teaching and freestyle conditions.

How far is the camp from the lagoon?

The school is located right on the lagoon. Advanced riders launch straight from the plot, lessons start from the beach on the other side, which is a short walk.

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

Although Kalpitiya is great, we believe the Kappalady lagoon is much 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 accommodation is 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 gear is generally not older than two seasons, and always in excellent condition.

What if I damage a rental kite?

Before any rental period starts you will need to sign our rental agreement which states you are liable for any damage to the kite that was obviously caused by you or your negligence. Any damage that occurs through normal use will not be charged to you.

Can I use different kite sizes if I rent for a week?

Yes, if you rent for more than one day you just pick the size that you need for that day and bring that 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, we have a very reliable and safe boat, which can get you to shore extremely fast in case something happens. Our instructors are all first-aid certified and have first-aid kits and loads of water with them at all times.