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Exciting Sri Lanka Kitesurfing Camp

All difficulty levels
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!

Highlights

  • 4 days of kitesurfing 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
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Arabic, French, German, English

Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$81 per person)

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Accommodation

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

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

Licensing

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.

Instructors

Upul De Silva
Upul Priyantha De Silva has been practicing windsurf since 1994. He first started at the Betota River, Beruwela in Sri Lanka, and only four years later he qualified himself for the National Olympic Team of Sri Lanka. From 1999, he started on several competitions for his country. During this time, he could participate in a lot of competitions like the Olympic Asian Games in Doha 2006 (fourth times Sri Lanka Champion) and World Cups. He managed many years of several windsurf stations in Austria, and started his kiteboarding career in 2004 when he fell in love with this amazing sport!

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.

Features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis

General

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Terrace

Services

  • Mosquito net

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. 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
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 trainings. Stand up paddling tours, dolphin watch, or a trip to Wilpathuthu National Park can be booked at extra cost. Ayurvedic massage is also available upon request at an additional cost.

What's included

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

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Massage

How to get there

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 Colombo Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$81 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • March, April, October, November

 

High season
  • May to September
  • December to February

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