Kite School Sri Lanka  

the kite school in sri lanka

Aloha kitesurfers! Welcome to Kite Center Sri Lanka! Together with our team of professional IKO-certified kite instructors, we are operating one of the top 3 kite schools in Sri Lanka. Our kite school is located at one of the windiest and safest kite locations to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka – Kappalady Lagoon. 


Kite Center Sri Lanka is the only kite school in Sri Lanka which is located on the beach in-between the kite lagoon and the ocean. Here at Kappalady, 20 minutes South of Kalpitiya, you find the best wind conditions in Sri Lanka. The wind blows freely over the flat sandbanks, paving the way to some neat flatwater kite sessions on the lagoon.  

Kitecenter Sri Lanka is at one of the safest kitespot in Sri Lanka , operating with top kite equipment and having kite storage available for our customers. All our instructors are  certified by IKO International Kitesurfing Organization) . There is a infinity swimming pool which can be used against a dayfee.  Next to the Kitecenter you find a cozy beach restaurant with beach beds, sun umbrellas, a cool beach bar & lounge. We also provide free wifi to our guest and of course showers, kite wash, SUP, Kayak and  mountain bike rental. 

Since summer 2019 we are one of the few IKO affiliated kite schools in Sri Lanka and teach according to the worldwide, recognized IKO standards. All our kite instructors are licensed and certified by IKO. Upon completion of a kitesurfing beginner course, students will get their online IKO certification which enables them to rent kitesurfing gear anywhere in the world.


With your IKO certification, you can also download instructional material and videos through the IKO app. Like this, you can further enhance your kitesurfing skills or prepare yourself before your next kitesurfing holiday. We are also one of the few official kite schools in Sri Lanka, approved by the Sri Lankan Board of Tourism. 

You will be getting world-renowned standards of instruction at our kite school in Sri Lanka and will be able to pick up where you left off with any other IKO instructors around the globe as our teaching follows the stringent methods and standards of the International Kitesurfing Organisations IKO. 

Having local and international instructors we run our kitesurfing courses in English, French and Sinhala the local language in Sri Lanka. If you want to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka and expand your skills, then come to Kitecenter Sri Lanka and we will help you to progress. Our kite school in Sri Lanka features spacious storage booths, convenient beach showers and kite gear wash facilities. At our kite gear shop, we’ve stocked everything needed for kitesurfers, from sun lotion, sunglasses, lycra shirts, booties, harnesses to new kites and bars. Our kite school in Sri Lanka is equipped with FAITH kites, a boutique kite-brand with purpose behind.  Kite Center Sri Lanka is right at the beach on the sandbank between the Indian Ocean and the famous Kappalady lagoon near Kalpitiya in Sri Lanka. From our infinity pool which our dayguest can use, you can overlook the kite lagoons and the ocean. An amazing setup if you happen to bring a spouse, friend or family who are not kitesurfers.​

Kappalady lagoon, our house kite spot is one of the easiest and safest locations to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. Here’s why! 


As the two lagoons in Kappalady 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. Kappalady lagoons are shallow, so you can stand almost anywhere. In some places you actually need to be careful not to touch ground when kiting. When jumping in the shallow areas, make sure you land on the board! The lagoons are always warm -- tropical 28-30°C all year-round. There are no obstacles, no rocks, no corals and no crocodiles - haha. Looking at all these aspects, it’s ideal ideal spot to learn kitesurfing in Sri Lanka. Having said this, Kappalady lagoon is also highly favoured amongst advanced kitesurfers to work on their latest tricks.  


At Kitecenter Sri lanka, we are kitesurfing almost the entire year as Sri Lanka has amazing wind statistics. We have eight months of kite season per year.  One season running from May till Mid October and the second one from December throughout Mid March. Besides kitesurfing, we also offer various leisure activities such as standup paddling (SUP), kayaking, mountain biking, dolphin and whale watching, scuba diving or riding in a traditional Sri Lankan bull cart!

Curious to know more? Here’s how a typical day at our kite school in Sri Lanka looks like. 

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.  Next, it’s time to check in with the professional kite crew at our kite school in Sri Lanka. One of our professional IKO-certified kite instructors will take care of you and set you up for your lessons. He will fit on your harness, impact protection vest, helmet and kite shoes. Then you will get your kite, bar and board.  Before you head out to the windy beach you will review what you have learned the day before. We then brief on today’s learning goals and lesson content. You also have the chance to clarify anything you would like to know with our professional instructors. This personal pre-lesson chat also builds up trust and a personal relationship with your instructor. 


Once you are ready for the mission - to earn 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 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, we 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 Johan 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 kings did. Back at the Elements Beach & Nature Resort you can enjoy a sundowner from our beach bar and join a leisurely conversation with fellow kitesurfers and instructors, reflecting the events of the day. 

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Kappalady, Talawila​

Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 77 851 8290

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