Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most commonly asked questions and their answers. If you have any additional queries, feel free to use the chat option in the bottom of the page.

Which lagoon are you at?

The kitekuda camp and Sri Lanka kite school are at the Kappalady lagoon. The lagoon is smaller than the Kalpitiya lagoon, but there are also much less kiters. More important: we get the cleanest and most consistent winds in the area.

Which kite size should I bring?

This depends on your weight of course. The most common used sizes are 10's and 8's in the main season, and 12's and 10's in the winter season. But we always say, if you have it, better to bring it instead of having it at home!

What's the average windspeed?

During the main season from May - Sept the average wind is 20 - 26 knots.
In the winter season Dec - Mar it's around 14 - 20 knots

How wind secure is Sri Lanka / Kappalady?

Soon as the wind kicks in at the beginning of the May - Sept season you're 95% guaranteed 24/7 kite-able conditions! In the winter season, Dec - Mar we get around 4 days of good wind per week.

How do I get to Kitekuda?

If you're coming from Colombo airport, just give us your flight details and we can arrange a transfer car for you (€65,-). The vans can fit up to 7 people and gear comfortably, and the drivers know exactly how to find us.

Another option is the train to Palavi station and a 3-wheeler from there, or the bus to Palakuda Junction and a 3-wheeler from there.

Where are you located in Kalpitiya?

We are located in Kappalady, about 30mins south of Kalpitiya. The Kappalady village is a small fishing village bordering the lagoon.

How far is the camp from the lagoon?

The school and accommodation are located right on the lagoon. Advanced riders launch straight from the plot, lessons start from the beach on the other side, which is a short walk.

I heard Kalpitiya is the place to be for kitesurfing, is that true?

Although Kalpitiya is great, we believe the Kappalady lagoon is much nicer for teaching as well as for advanced riders. Come and find out yourself!

Is the lagoon very busy?

Although it can get more crowded during the peak kite season (June - Aug), it's always quiet enough to comfortably and safely ride, practice and learn.

What does Full Board mean?

When you book, you have the option besides the included breakfast to add 'full board', this means you can enjoy our Sri Lankan buffet for lunch and dinner. A preferred option for most as there are only a very limited amount of restaurants in the area.

How new is the rental gear?

Our rental gear is generally not older than two seasons, and always in excellent condition.

What if I damage a rental kite?

Before any rental period starts you will sign our rental agreement which states you are liable for any damage to the kite that was obviously caused by you or your negligence. Any damage that occurs through normal use will not be charged to you.

We offer an optional insurance that will cover you in the unfortunate event of accidental damage.

Can I use different kite sizes during my rental period?

Yes, you can switch sizes or models to which best suits your needs.

What riding level is needed to do a kite safari?

We have kite safari's for all levels. If you're a group of mixed levels. Have a look on the Safari page!

Are kite safari's safe?

Yes, we have a very reliable and safe boat, and our instructors are all first-aid certified and have first-aid kits and loads of water with them at all times. How safe you are while kiting however is entirely up to you, and we ask you to keep in mind that a hospital might be 1,5hrs away.

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