What kite-equipment to prepare? Various options are to be considered when you decide which kites to take:
  • If you have your own gear: in summer small sizes of kites mostly used vs. in winter the medium to big sizes. Still, you need to take into consideration your own abilities.
  • If you would like to rent a kite: you could subscribe in advance with us when you join us on our winter trips around Christmas. Also, the resorts and permanent kite-schools do offer equipment for rent. The unfortunate detail being – you are never sure of the state of usage of the material they provide.
  • If you are interested in learning how to kite: again you can subscribe to our kite-school and join us on a Christmas holiday to a tropical country for discovering both Beautiful Sri Lanka and the best sport that is kite-boarding.
  • If you are interested in buying: you can start by checking our online store here. To buy a kite in Sri Lanka would be like to buy from anywhere in the world – second hand, only if you see it and try it first.

Note! about the kite-shops

An interesting fact about  Kalpitiya as a kite-spot: there are very few kite-shops. The one in the center of Kalpitiya-city, we have never seen open on any of our Christmas visits. And in the resorts like “Kitesurfing Lanka” or “Sri Lanka kite” – the choice is quite limited. They offer mostly accessories…

What to bring for the trip? The kite-equipment being set, you still need to think about what to wear? Board-shorts and lycra may be enough even in winter. A 2 mm neoprene is the maximum you should pack if you are skinny and easy to get cold. And remember to take some protection of the sun: your cap and sunglasses!

Note! About those spiny seashells

As we mentioned earlier, no socks or shoes will save you from them. The spines pass trough. Still, if you would fill safer, take the boots.

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What are the kite conditions?
When is the best time to go kite? What dangers to expect? Some spot statistics of the whole Kalpitiya area follows in the paragraph…


Where to kite when in Kalpitiya?
The choice is wide: from perfect flat – choppy – waves… Secret spots – islands, lagoons, the ocean… All levels and all styles combined: it is a perfect spot!


What else do you need to know about the area?
How is the transport around and access to the kite-spot, food, drinks once you are there? What to do if not kiting? The night-life… You are planing a vacation after all!


Are you curious about life in Sri Lanka?
Do you consider visiting the island? What you need to plan your trip to Ceylon:
weather, visa, flights, cash, transport, accommodation, drone-regulation, street behavior


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