the Kite, wing & foil School Sri Lanka
Ayubowan kitesurfers! Welcome to Sri Lanka, the beautiful, sunny and windy island in the Indian Ocean. We are pioneers in kitesurfing in Sri Lanka and have established Kitecenter Sri Lanka as a top kite school in Sri Lanka. A team of highly experienced and professional IKO-certified kite instructors is at your disposal around the year. We are always open. We have based our kite school at the windiest yet safest kite location in Sri Lanka to learn kitesurfing – Kappalady Lagoon.
we are the only kite school in Sri Lanka which is located at the beach in-between a flat water kite lagoon and the ocean. At Kappalady, 20 minutes South of Kalpitiya, you will find the most consistent wind in Sri Lanka as it flows freely over the flat sandbanks, paving the way to the finest flatwater kite sessions on the island.
We are an IKO (International Kite Organization) affiliated kite school and PRO CENTER in Sri Lanka and thus teach and coach according to the stringent methods and standards of the International Kitesurfing Organisation IKO. As an IKO certified kiteboarder you enjoy many advantages and services from among the over 1500 IKO center around the world.
the kite, wing and foil school - sri lanka
With your IKO certification, you can download helpful instructional material and learn videos through the IKO app. This way you can further enhance your kitesurfing skills or prepare already at home for your next kitesurfing holiday in Sri Lanka.
Our IKO instructors run the courses in English, German and Sinhala the local language in Sri Lanka. If you intend to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka or progress to the next level from where you are at, join us at Kitecenter Sri Lanka and we will make you ride and fly!
a typical day at kite center sri lanka
our house spot - kappalady beach & lagoon
You wake up to the rustling sound of the palm leaves in our beautiful villas or cabanas nestled in a dense palm grove. With the golden sun rays sweeping across the serene waters you take a short beautiful walk through the resort to our beach restaurant & lounge. Let your feet kiss the soft powder sand as you enjoy a hearty breakfast accompanies by the sound of the waves splashing up onto the beach. Next - it’s time to check in at our kite school in Sri Lanka just a stone throw away from the beach restaurant One of our kite instructors will take care of you and set you up for your lesson. You will fit on your harness, impact protection vest, helmet and kite shoes. Then you will get your kite, bar and board. If it is your first day at kite school Sri Lanka, you will get a spot briefing before you head out to the windy kite beach. Before every lesson the instructor will do a review about what you have learned the previous day and discuss your personal goals for today. This personal pre-lesson chat is confidence building and a deepens the relationship with your instructor.
Once you are ready for the mission - to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka, you head out to the kite lagoon directly behind the kite school. NO transfers in packed jeeps full of gear and people – just walk out to the spot. During this 3 minute warm up walk from our kite school in Sri Lanka to the kite beach you have again the chance to chat with your instructor about anything on your mind. During the summer months where the wind blows 24 hours, you would usually cover 2 hours in the morning and 1-2 hours in the afternoon, depending on your physical condition. In winter, we do the theoretical lessons in the morning and the kite sessions for about 3 hours in the afternoon. During your break, you have the option to come back to our beach restaurant & lounge and enjoy a healthy refreshment. You might even take a refreshing dip in our pool. Then refreshed and strengthened you will again head out for your afternoon session.
As most of our guest, kite students and instructors are tired at the end of a sunny and windy day on the beach, our kite school in Sri Lanka is arranging a bull cart pickup service with either Johann or Walter -- who are our two young and strong Sri Lankan bulls. They will take you back to our kitesurfing resort in style - just as the ancient Sri Lankan kings did. Back at Elements Beach & Nature Resort you can enjoy a sundowner from our beach bar and leisurely join the conversation with fellow kitesurfers and instructors, reflecting the events of the day.
this is why to choose kitecenter sri lanka the no1 kite wing & foil school in sri lanka
Its our team spirit and our spot! Over the years our local team members have come up and are now serving our kite and wing clients at the highest international level in regard to professionality and safety. In 2007 when we established our business here, we were in a position to choose the best kite spot in Sri Lanka. Back then Sri Lanka has only been discovered for kitesurfing. So here we are now, at the beautiful wide-, open and windy beach of Kappalady - Kalpitiya.
As we are located within the top notch venue Elements Beach Resort you find here all the amenities when you are looking for the perfect setup for your tropical kite or wing holiday. The beach at our doorstep, the kite lagoons in walking distance, showers, infinity pool, the best beach café in the area, kite wash facilities, private storage of equipment, kite and wing equipment rental, all at your disposal. An amazing setup if you happen to bring a spouse, friend or family who are not Kitesurfers.
In the Kite Boutique you find everything from sun lotion, over kite lycras, kite sunglasses, beach wear for gents and ladies. As we are the distributor and retailer for Eleveight kites wings and foils you can also buy new kite and wing equipment, booties, harnesses, kite bars, pumps and more.
Kappalady lagoon, is one of the easiest and safest locations to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. Here’s why:
As the two lagoons in Kappalady next to kite school Sri Lanka directly face the ocean, they get the steadiest wind in the entire Kalpitiya area. The sandbank in front of the lagoon stops the ocean waves, thus the lagoons are super flat. The kite lagoons are shallow, so you can stand almost anywhere. In some places you need to be careful not to touch the ground when kiting. When jumping in shallow areas, make sure you land on the board – LOL!
The lagoons are always warm -- tropical 28-30°C all year-round. There are no obstacles, no rocks, no corals or debris. Looking at all these aspects, it’s an ideal spot to learn kitesurfing. Having said this, Kappalady lagoon is also much vaunted amongst advanced Kitesurfers to improve and work on their latest tricks.
At our KCSL kite school Sri Lanka, we are kitesurfing almost the entire year as the wind statistics are simply amazing. We are having eight months of kite season per year. The summer season from May till Mid October and the winter season from December throughout mid of March. Besides kitesurfing, we also offer various leisure activities such as standup paddling (SUP), kayaking, mountain biking, dolphin and whale watching, scuba diving, riding in a traditional Sri Lankan bull cart – or simply chilling at the Elements infinity pool overlooking the kite spot.