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Exciting Sri Lanka Windsurfing Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
All meals included
Airport transfer available

Come at De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya and learn to ride the winds and waves! Take this chance to embark on an amazing adventure as you befriend the sea and connect to nature by discovering your own limits. Improve your skill with top-class instructors and gear up with the right equipment which will be provided just for you!

Meet the instructors

Upul
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Highlights

  • 4 days of classes
  • Use of equipment during classes
  • Instructions in the big flat water lagoon
  • Guidance from VDWS-qualified instructors
  • Daily meals with water, tea, and coffee
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Barbecue evenings

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, French, German
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$76 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

De Silva Windresort is situated in the best location at Kalpitiya lagoon. It offers the best conditions for your surfer's heart and desire of general well-being. All rooms of the eco-friendly Windresort have a terrace with hammocks for your personal refuge, but also you'll find several relaxing points in the resort to get in contact with like-minded people. In connection with De Silva Windresort individual and friendly service team, you will soon be a part of the surfer community. Feel immediately at home!

The resort is located about 30 meters from the lagoon. You will have a boat shuttle to bay at 8:45 a.m. every day and will come back for lunch at 12 noon. Then the boat will leave back at 2:00 p.m. and will come back at 5:00 p.m.

Standard room

The standard rooms are built in the typical style of Kalpitiya's region - natural materials like the coconut leaves for the roof make the chambers very comfortable. Inside you have a big bed with a useful mosquito net and several hotel rooms facilities. The bathroom consists of a shower and European toilet. A balcony with hammock and a seat make it an ideal place to chat and while away after your kitesurf or windsurf day. De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya's team would appreciate to serve you a drink while you relax on your terrace.

Program

Windsurfing in Sri Lanka

Windsurfing is definitely one of the most awesome sports! But to windsurf in Sri Lanka means feeling the elements, and becoming connected to nature by discovering your own limits! One of the best Sri Lankan Windsurf champions, Upul De Silva, established the Resort in 2012.

At the windsurf station, you get everything you need and we equip you with the right gear to learn Windsurfing in Sri Lanka!

  • Intensive instructions: maximum 6 students per instructor
  • Instructions in the big flat water lagoon
  • All courses include equipment & accessories (harness, life-vest, helmet and shoes)
  • Licensed, multilingual instructors
  • Level check to obtain an International level license
  • Free rescue at the lagoon

What you will learn

What will you learn during your beginner course? Knowledge of the equipment & Basics, Simulation Training, Start, Board Control, Steering, tacking, and beginner jibes!

Advanced level: Gliding, fast tack, jibe, beach- or water start, harness riding

De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya

De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya was one of the four entrepreneurs that started kitesurfing in Kalpitiya, the only school that is led by a local and offers Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, Wing-Foiling and Stand Up Paddles. Upul De Silva, several times National Champion, brought the first Kitesurfing to Sri Lanka from Europe in 2006.

The resort is officially awarded as the best water sports center by Sri Lankan Tourism association. They offer professional equipment from North and professional instructors (VDWS and IKO).Their motto: "We´ll make you ride!"

Equipment

You will train with the top equipment from Gaastra and Tabou according to the VDWS training criteria to give you the best standards. The staff will offer you the best service and safety on site so that you can have the most fun with your fun sport! If you need something on-site, please contact De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya team at any time!

De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya also offers you an insurance service at our surf center, so that you don’t have to pay the repair costs in case of breakage.

Of course, the team checks the equipment for your safety and learning progress every day!

Instructors

Upul De Silva

Location

This windsurf holiday will take place in the Kalpitiya Lagoon (big lagoon), one of the best kite spots in the world. It’s a safe and easy kiteboarding territory for beginners, ideal for advanced to improve, and fast and perfect for freestylers who want a really big flat water lagoon! Moreover, the wind blows all year long with two high seasons.

Food

You will be served Sri Lankan meals for the duration of your stay. Sri Lankan breakfast buffet consists of butter, jam, eggs, and fruits. Lunch will be rice and curry. The dinner buffet includes soup, several main courses, and dessert.

Tea, coffee, and water will be served during meals. The resort has a great kitchen team, and they prepare fresh and best food around with local specialties and international meals, including barbecues.

You have the option to book a full board or BB and order something from the menu.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you do not kite or windsurf at De Silva Windresort, then there are several opportunities for you to do next to relaxation! For your inner balance, De Silva Windresort offers yoga classes. With yoga, you may relax, strengthen, and stretch your muscles before your daily kitesurf and windsurf session! Just ask De Silva Windresort’s yoga teacher about the daily course times!

Moreover, De Silva Windresort has a slack line to train balance! For dexterity games, De Silva Windresort offers bodga, badminton, ping-pong, cricket, carom, jess, and a lot more! For your further physical fitness, De Silva Windresort has beach volleyball and several fitness machines for muscle training. Stand-up paddling tours, dolphin watching, or a trip to Wilpathuthu National Park can be booked at extra cost. Ayurvedic massage is also available upon request at an additional cost.

You may also spend some time at the second resort (De Silva Palmresort), which is just 200 meters from the surf station. Here, you can enjoy the swimming pool, lots of amenities for all family members (billiard, table tennis, beach volleyball, yoga lessons), and the brand new Vedic Spa. There you can decide to have an Ayurvedic treatment or massage with original oils and professional masseurs.

What's included

  • 4 days of windsurfing classes
  • Use of equipment during lesson
  • Daily Sri Lankan breakfast buffet, lunch, and dinner
  • Tea, coffee, and water at the meals
  • 6 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • 12% government taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage
  • Airfare

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to this airport is available on request. Just give De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya your flight details and they can arrange a transfer for 70 EUR. The drivers know exactly how to find the resort. Most of the tuk-tuk drivers from in the town know where De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya is and they can also arrange a tuk-tuk for you if you're relatively close, or ask them to send you the directions to follow.

Arrival by bus

Take a tuk tuk from the airport to Colombo-Puttalam highway. From there, take a bus to Puttalam. On the way to Puttalam, there is a junction called "Palavi" which is exactly five kilometers before Puttalam. Get off the bus at Palavi Junction and from there you have two option to choose: either to take another bus to Kalpitiya or to hire a tuk-tuk. Once you reach Kalpitiya by bus, take a tuk-tuk to the resort.

Arrival by taxi

If you want to arrive in Kalpitiya in the most pleasant way, then you should book De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya’s taxi service. Therefore, De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya asks you to send over your exact flight details, like flight number, time of arrival, and the exact date. Your taxi driver will wait at the exit hall of the airport for you to pick you up with all your luggage.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$76 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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  • May to October
  • December to February

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