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.
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
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.
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.
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.
No, we are located in Kappalady, about 30mins closer to the airport and at a better lagoon for safe teaching and freestyle conditions.
The camp is about 300m from the camp. We drive the Jeep with trailer for all your gear there at 9am, have a pickup for lunch at 12:00, return at 14:00 and pickup at 17:30. You can sit in the Jeep or throw your gear in and just walk, whichever you prefer.
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.
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.
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.
Our rental gear is generally not older than two seasons, and always in excellent condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.