Our main spot is at the Kappalady lagoon, just 200m from the camp and it’s the perfect spot for all abilities. Almost all of the lagoon is waist deep which makes it an ideal beginner spot, and due to the wind blowing over the beach the water is butter flat for all you freestylers and flat water fanatics. We take the jeep with a trailer down to the lagoon so you don’t even need to worry about carrying your gear or even walking!
Only 50m across the beach from the lagoon is the Indian ocean, and during the summer season the reef 100m or so offshore provides really fun waves to play around in. We have a range of surfboards for rental if you want to try it for the first time and our instructors can always help you with tips and techniques for riding in the waves. The wind blows cross on shore so you always know you’ll make it back to the beach, and it’s a 2 minute downwinder back to the camp when you’re finished for the day so you don’t even need to wait for the jeep if you don’t want to.
If you fancy a change and want to go exploring for a day or two, we offer a wide range of kite safaris to other spots which you can read about on the safari page
Two wind seasons! May - Sept & Dec - Feb.
As you can see in the graph, our main season extends from may - september, with average winds well above 20 knots. Bringing just an 8m or 9m will set you up perfectly.
We have another 'winter' season from December - February, extending to the first days of March. Although those days might sometimes be just afternoons with wind, it's definitely a great time to come for kitesurfing.
Most of the beloved how-to video's by IKsurfmag have been recorded right here on the Kappalady lagoon! Thanks to the steady winds and flat water, they have long been the choice to make instructional video's. Check one out below!