- 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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