Complete Guide To Kitesurfing

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A complete guide To Kitesurfing Seasons in Kalpitiya Sri Lanka.

Kalpitiya receives steady and reliable wind 9 months out of the year. It boasts 14 lagoons offering the best kite surfing spots in Sri Lanka with conditions suited for beginners and independent riders alike, it can be said Kalpitiya also known as wind capital of Asia.

Kitesurfing Season Sri Lanka Summer May – October

Strong wind – Mid may to end of September
Wind speed: 15 - 25 kts
Wind direction: South West
Sea: Choppy, Larger Waves
Lagoon: Flat
Sea water color: Brownish (from dispersed sand).
Average kite size: 9 meter.
Wind 24 hours

Activities:
Kitesurfing
Kite Safaris
Standup Paddling
Wild life safari
Kayaking
Boat Ride.

During the summer kitesurfing season in Sri Lanka, Little gusty wind in kalpitiya lagoon, Other spots around kalpitiya such as dream-spot, vellai receives the best wind in Sri Lanka. Therefore, summer season is also the peak season for kitesurfing in Sri Lanka.

Fully exposed to the strong and consistent winds ranging between 20-27 kts average.

Valampuri kitesurfing resort presents ideal location to travel to various spots around kalpitiya.

Kitesurfing Season Sri Lanka Winter December – March

Strong wind – Mid December to end of end of February
Wind speed: 12 - 20 kts
Wind direction: North West
Sea: Flat, small waves only
Lagoon: Flat
Sea water color: Blue
Average kite size: 12 Meter
Wind normally in the afternoon only

Activities:
Kitesurfing
Kite Safaris
Dolphin Watching
Standup Paddling
Snorkeling
Wild life safari
Diving
Kayaking
Boat ride.

The kitesurfing season in Sri Lanka during the winter months run from mid December to end of February.

The winter season is different to the summer kitesurfing season in Sri Lanka. The mornings are calm with a fable NW offshore breeze and the calm sea in its turquoise colors invites one for swimming, snorkeling and dolphin watching.

Around midday, the wind changes picks up to nice consistent 15-20kts and blows throughout the entire afternoon until and after awesome sunset.

Srilanka kitesurfing season and kalpitiya wind statistics month by month

Winter season: Kalpitiya Lagoon get the best wind

December: wind start to pick up from beginning of December, but strong wind of 18 to knots can be expected in late December; afternoon wind last up until sunset. If there rain during this time no wind also during full moon. During no wind days excursions to various UNISCO heritage sites around srilanka can be arranged

January is ideal condition for kitesurfing and wind is not gusty offshore wind. No wind days are predictably during full moon days, average good wind of more than 25 days, and the wind speed can be from 16 to 22 knots during afternoon and ideal kite to use are 12 meter.

February just like January is perfect for kitesurfing in srilanka, no wind days are predictable during full moon days and wind days of more than 25 days.

March : Wind is not guaranteed during this month, over the years we have had wind, Wind up to middle of month can be expected. This is the end of winter season

April kitesurfing is not possible during this time , there are other things to do in kalpitiya, wild life safari and lagoon tour

Summer wind season best location, kalpitiya lagoon, dream spot vellai and kalpitiya.

May Wind can be expected to pick up from the beginning of may, on average wind is stronger in late may, again may month wind cannot be predicted, rain can be expected at the beginning of may as soon as the rain stops rain wind will spots to pick up, wind speed of 18 to 25 knots and kalpitiya kite lagoon in not clouded.

June beginning to end of the month wind; 24 hours a day, wind of 20- 28 knots can be seen of average, during this month you can use 9 meter kite on average. Just like winter season no wind days are predictable on full moon days and wind days of more than 25 days on average.

July is the peak season and peak for wind season in kalpitiya. Good wind every day except during full moon days, on average before, during and after full moon no wind can be expected, which extremely unpredicted on average 3 to 5 days of no during this month.

August is also peak season and peak for wind condition, no wind days can be expected during full moon, best kite trips to dream spot and vellai can be done during august

September wind cannot be predictable during this month, on average 15 to 20 days of wind can be expected, early on in September is ideally best for kitesurfing trips to kalpitiya

October wind is not predicable and if you are planning to kitesurfing trip, we suggest you use wind guru kalpitiya to making any kitetrips plans. Very light wind can be expected until middle October, if it start to rain in October wind will drop and this will be the end of the season

November is No wind in November and not possible to kitesurf in srilanka, other activities you can do are dolphin and whale watching with along wild life safari to wilpattu

1. Kalpitiya Lagoon ideally all throughout the year transfer 10 minute by boat.
2. Kapalady Lagoon - from May till September transfer of 20 minute by vehicle from resort.
3. Donkey spot waves spot from May till September, Not suitable for beginners. transfer of 20 minute from resort.
4. Puthlam Lagoon during May till September, flatwater lagoon Transfer of 20 minute from resort.
5. Vellai Island, - best from May till October, flatwater ocean, boat ride of 45 minute valampuri kite resort.
6. Dream spot - The closest spot to the main Kalpitiya Lagoon side, boat ride of 15 minute, flatwater mostly little choppy on strong wind ideal may to october.
7. Ippanthevu - During both summer and winter months. Boat ride of 20 minute take you there, ideal all year around.
8. Mandalakuda – Puttalam lagoon close to kalpitiya, ideally mid may to October. Only for experienced riders due launching and landing, transfer 15 minute from resort.

Ideal downwind = vellai, Ippanthevu and dreamspot; this downwinder is available from our tours