Meet the team!

Our staff will always do their best to make your stay with us perfect.

We have a diverse and hardworking team here at Kitekuda, all dedicated to bringing you a perfect holiday. Everyone has been selected and brought together for their extensive experience and unique expertise. Our local cooks Nilanka and Rani will serve you the best local and western dishes every day, and our instructors, local and from other countries are all trained and educated by either the IKO or VDWS to guarantee a high quality of kite lessons and safari's.



Owner of Kitekuda, CEO/Managing director, IKO instructor

Avid adventure water sports fan. Mike was pioneer with Marcel in Kitesurfing ‘Dreamspot’ north of Kalpitya and, also along with Marcel, the discoverer of the Kappalady lagoon as a top class teaching and flatwater venue for kitesurfing.



Operations and cook

Nilanka is from the local Kappalady area will cook you delicious local or western food. Makes sure you are well fed and comfortably housed.


Mawfeer Khan

Kite Instructor

Mawfeer was taught how to kitesurf right here on the Kappalady lagoon by none other than Kitekuda founder Mike. With Mawfeer's positive and happy energy, learning to kite from him will be quick, fun and inspiring.


Niels Dercksen

Kite Safari instructor

Put Niels on the water and he's happy. Kitesurfing since 2001, and many years of experience on sailboats and large RiB boats makes him the perfect Kite Safari guide and instructor. Also managing the online side of Kitekuda.



Kite assistant instructor

Nalin's powered kitesurf style will definitely inspire you to get out there! As an Assistant Instructor he will make sure your first hours in the water are safe and fun.



Kite assistant instructor

Chamara is very passionate about kitesurfing, and helping others on the water. As a recent certified Assistant Instructor, he will teach you all the basics you need to know to get going.