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Amazing Beginner's Kitesurfing Holiday in Sri Lanka

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Breakfast & dinner included
Airport transfer available

Kitesurfing is one of the most fashionable sports. Although it looks quite difficult, it is easy to learn, especially here at the Kalpitiya lagoon. Soon after some lessons with your certified instructor, you will steer the kite in the right direction and ride your board over the flat water lagoon!

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  • 4 days of kitesurfing classes
  • Use of equipment during classes
  • Instructions in the big flat water lagoon
  • Guidance from VDWS qualified instructors
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Barbecue evenings

Skill level

  • Beginner


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Arabic, French, German
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$ 77 per person)
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  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace
  • Conference room
  • Currency exchange
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Wedding

The DE SILVA Palmresort is located 200 meters far from DE SILVA Windresort at the entrance road of DE SILVA. DE SILVA Palmresort is the more convenient hotel with comfortable rooms and a big swimming pool. DE SILVA Palmresort is the perfect hotel for couples and families who are also Watersport fans.

Moreover, it has a baby pool as well as some animation activities like pool gymnastics. The rooms are built in European standards but are kept with local identity. Each room has a bathroom with European shower and toilet, a terrace with a comfortable seating corner, and in the room a large double bed (180 x 200) with mosquito net, table, and cupboard.


Course contents

Day 1

  • Theoretical kitesurf basics
  • Wind window
  • Material science
  • How to setup your equipment
  • Safety rules
  • Flying school
  • Kite control
  • Start and land the kite
  • First water experiences, with steering and relaunch
  • Bodydrag upwind and downwind

Day 2

  • Repetition and individual bodydrag training
  • Board school
  • Powerdive maneuver
  • Board steering
  • Try to ride your first meters
  • Safety training

Day 3

  • Learn how to ride
  • Controlled stop and go
  • Edge the board and go downwind
  • How to steer upwind to get back from starting point
  • Repetition and questions

Day 4

  • Train your riding skills
  • Technique of board edging and body posture
  • Basic jibe
  • Train steering upwind
  • Zigzag tacking against the wind
  • Individual training


Upon request, you can avail of the Verband Deutscher Windsurfing und Wassersportschulen (VDWS) Kitesurfing license for 35 EUR or 40 EUR, including the workbook. It is an internationally accepted licence with theoretical test and practical level confirmation.

Kitesurf licences are a must have at most of the kite spots, and for sure, it is a precondition to borrow equipment at most of the kite stations all over the world.

De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya

De Silva Windresort Kalpitiya was one of the 4 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 first Kitesurfing to Sri Lanka from Europe in 2006.

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


Upul De Silva


This kite surf 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.


Included in your holiday are daily breakfast and dinner. Dinners have more courses with live cooking, barbecues, or buffet.

At the restaurant DE SILVE Palmresort offers local specialities, barbecue fresh fish and seafood from the region as well as international meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

DE SILVA Palmresort offers valuable guests the option to book an original Ayurvedic massage or treatment at the Vedic SPA. There is also an office for tour bookings, windsurf and kite surf lessons or rentals.

What's included

  • 4 days of windsurfing classes
  • Kitesurf equipment
  • Daily breakfast buffet and dinner barbecue or buffet
  • 6 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • 12% government taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Massage

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$ 77 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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