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7 Days Kitesurfing Camp in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

Superb Surf Camp Sri Lanka

With more than a dozen spots around Kalpitiya, you will be kiting in heaven. There are flat-water, waves, and lagoon, and Dreamspot Ecolodge has some of the best kitesurfing locations for beginners to learn this amazing sport in the whole world. The conditions are perfect, and the flat water lagoon is great for absolute beginners and advance riders alike.

Highlights

  • Daily surf lessons
  • Learn about wind mechanisms
  • Experience surfing in world-renowned surf spots
  • Professional, IKO certified surf instructors
  • Daily breakfast,lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, English

Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$90 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Board rental

You will be provided six nights of accommodation at the Dreamspot Ecolodge. The resort is not for the faint-hearted, but it is for the traveler looking for a difference and appreciates a rustic and ecofriendly atmosphere, and not for travelers wanting luxurious clinical accommodation with all modern amenities.

The water used in the resort is natural mineral rich ground water with no chemicals which is used for the toilet and showers. Please conserve water and electricity. As this is in an eco-sensitive environment island, no fogging is done as it would eliminate all insects and thereby affect the abundant bird life and transcontinental migratory birds.

Beachside eco-chalet rooms

There are 12 eco-chalet rooms located on the beachside of the resort. These rooms are housed in three chalets which are constructed in an unique style which reflects the rustic eco-friendly concept of the resort.

Room amenities include:

  • Separate sitting area for each room
  • Balcony overlooking the sea or mangrove jungle
  • Can be converted to triple or quad rooms
  • Tea and coffee making facility for every chalet

Luxury AC chalet rooms

There are 12 eco-chalet rooms located on the beachside of the resort. These rooms are housed in three chalets which are constructed in a unique style which reflects the rustic ecofriendly concept of the resort.

Room amenities include:

  • Air conditioned and fans
  • Balcony overlooking the sea or mangrove jungle
  • Mini fridge, flat screen TV, DVD player, and cable TV
  • Can be converted to Triple or Quad rooms.
  • Tea and coffee making facility for every chalet
  • Private dining table
  • Rooftop lounge sit out area with a panoramic view

Eco-type swimming pool

There is a large swimming pool near the beach just in front of the main beach chalet. Enjoy few hours in the swimming pool with deck and chairs, and cool yourself and have a drink at the open restaurant.

Dream Spot Eco Lodge Sri Lanka Surf Camp Program

Guests can enjoy kitesurfing in flat water and wave riding within 100 meters in Kalpitiya. All instructors are International Kite Boarding Organization (IKO) certified. Dreamspot Ecolodge will ensure that you will get a pre-course manual to help speed up the learning process. Upon completion, students will get their KWW kite boarder cards which enabled them to rent and use kite surfing gear anywhere in the world.

A typical kite lesson day consists of a three-hour class in the morning and a two-hour class in the afternoon. One kite day is about five hours of kite surfing.

Level 1

In this level, you will have more understanding of what kiteboarding is all about. Teaching of the wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite (two to four lines), as well as safety requirement.

Level 2

In this level, you will be taught wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite, safety requirements, and kite power management, body dragging, self-rescue, and water start theories.

Location

This surf camp will be held in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka. The Baywatch beach and lagoon is one of the best coastal tourism sites in the Kalpitiya region of Sri Lanka. Dreamspot Ecolodge has identified this in 1994 and proceeded to buy land to commence an eco-friendly tourist project.

The government of Sri Lanka has now identified the location as one of the best potential tourist destinations and up-market beach resort region. The cabana style resort which is based on ethical eco-tourism is attracting both local and foreign tourists from a number of destinations around the world. Most people are unaware of this beautiful pristine piece of Sri Lanka.

On one side of the peninsula is the Indian Ocean, ideal for free-ride and wave riding. On the other side is Kalpitiya Lagoon, a perfect spot for beginners and freestylers. In between is the Puttalam Lagoon, and with perfect flat water, it is great for downwind trips and kite safari, free ride, and camping on islands.

There is something for everyone, allowing you to come in groups with different levels. Dreamspot Ecolodge are the best in organized kite trips which happen many times a week.

Kite surf spots around Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya lagoon

Kalpitiya lagoon is located five minutes from the camp. The kite center is on the beach, and there are rescue boat, kite rental, kite lesson, drinks, music, chair, table, hammock, and food for lunch. Dreamspot Ecolodge organize free schedule transport to this spot. This is a flat water spot, the lagoon is shallow, and it is perfect for all level kiter.

Vella Island

Discovered by Leo and Dil, this spot is one of the best in the world. You will be traveling by boat from Kalpitiya, passing a peaceful landscape which separates the lagoon from the ocean.

After one hour, you will stop on a small island to setup the kites, and then you will kite 10 kilometers downwind, along sandbars, passing quiet fishing villages. You will have a great time to play around and explore the untouched coastline before arriving at this spot in Sri Lanka.

Safety boats will be following behind to help if you have any problems and will watch out for you all day. Enjoy a 2.5 kilometer bay, at a perfect angle to the wind, creating world-class kiting conditions. Off-shore wind gives you kilometers of glassy flat water and so much space.

There is a comfortable kite station on the island with hammocks, beanbags, chairs, and plenty of shade, with a nice view of the kite area. You will also be offered advanced lessons at this spot for those of you wanting to progress with new tricks. Here, you will be provided a tasty lunch and cold drinks, safety boats, and return transport.

Experienced IKO Level II instructors will be watching over you for your safety. You will be offered overnight camping here as well for continued fun.

Dream spot

Dream spot is located 15 minutes boat trip from the Kalpitiya lagoon. A sand bank separates the sea from the lagoons. On one side, you can enjoy the wave in the Indian Ocean, and on the other side there is the flat water in the lagoon. Dreamspot Ecolodge organizes half day kite trips to this spot. The price is 25 EUR for the trip.

Kappaladi Lagoon

Kappaladi Lagoon is 15 kilometers South of KSL, and it is a small lagoon offering flat water and space for around 15 kiters. It is not connected to the ocean, making it very safe.

The ocean is just 20 meters across the beach where you can enjoy a beach break and swells. A tuctuc will take you down to Kappaladi, just 25 minutes away, and it will wait for you and bring you back to the camp for 1,500 LKR. Please ask a member of the staff to book you a tuctuc. Please respect the kite school there and try not to get in the way of the lessons going on.

There is a beach hut you can use, but please use the visitors’ area. The lagoon is waist deep in most places, and it is a good place to progress your riding. It is also a great place for photos.

Features

Activities

  • Kitesurfing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant

Food

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included in the cost of the program. A central pavillion with a unique “Kopi Kade” styled restaurant is available for snacks and bites located facing the lagoon. The main restaurant with ala carte is located on the beachside.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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)

There are several small islets, reef and sandbanks on the North of the peninsula, between the ocean and the lagoon, which present a perfect place for down winders and other kite trips, including camping on the desert islets.

Kite trips are organized on a weekly basis.

However, Dreamspot Ecolodge is flexible to cater to your specific need as well. Prices can vary according to the location, the duration, and your personal requests. The price includes the boat and vehicle transport (if necessary), food, drink, and lodging (dependent on the duration of the trip). Dreamspot Ecolodge also organizes half day kite trips to Dream Spot, a kitesurfing site. The price is 25 EUR for the trip.

Possible activities include wave riding, epic downwind sessions (lagoon, sea, or both), island hopping in paradise, and excursions to other parts of Sri Lanka. Also, there are many areas located around the resort to relax and enjoy the view of the ocean or the lagoon.

Water sports and beach sports possible include beach volleyball, water polo, and beach football. Exploring nature trails is also possible.

Birdwatching

Kalpitiya lies on the migratory path of northern birds during the winter. It is an ideal location for pelagic seabirds. Flocks of terns, plovers and many more are regular visitors to the shores of Kalpitiya. There is a healthy population of resident birds like sea eagle, and many more throughout the year. Experienced guides will instruct you the right direction and time to get an unforgettable bird watching experience.

Diving and snorkeling at bar reef

The bar reef is simply world class and full of marine fish life including butterflyfish, bannerfish, parrotfish, groupers, and even black tip reef sharks. The bar reef with an area which spans approximately 307 square kilometers was declared a protected marine sanctuary in 1992 by the government of Sri Lanka.

Bar Reef lays claim to being the home for 156 species of coral and 283 species of fish. The reef is very shallow. The reef can be reached and explored by snorkeling. Diving also can be done near the reef.

Dolphin and whale watching in Kalpitiya

Kalpitiya is a great location to see dolphins and whales in Sri Lanka. With a well experienced crew, Dreamspot Ecolodge will take you to the hot spots and let you enjoy the sights of these magnificent mammals. They are also committed to the protection of local dolphin population while providing you with the pleasure to watch them.

One of the main reason for tourists to visit the Kalpitiya area from November to March is that during these months, you will have the chance to see pods of about 1,000 dolphins. Dolphin watching tours are done early mornings. Spinner dolphins are the most common with Bottlenose, Risso, and Indo-Pacific. Humpback dolphins can also be seen regularly.

November to December and March to April showcases the whales. Sperm whales are the most common. The blue whale (largest mammal in the world), minke, melon-headed, and dwarf sperm whales can also spotted. Recently, even orcas have been photographed on the waters just outside Kandakuliya!

All tours are carried out by certified guides who have been trained by Kitesurfing Lanka to conduct tours in English. They will do a brief on the types of the dolphins or whales that you will see in addition to sharing valuable information about their behavior, as well as the threats these animals face due over fishing.

The Bar Reef, Sri Lanka’s largest living coral reef, is a 30-minute boat ride from the location. Scuba diving and snorkeling trips are usually coupled with the dolphin or whale watching excursions.

KSL can link you with professional diving companies if you need to try diving. If you have your own gear, they can help obtain cylinders and guides. Please mail them if you need further information about scuba diving possibilities.

Jet skiing

Looking for a little more fun and excitement, go for a fantastic high speed water sports experience with the jet skis available at the resort. Discover the awesome and responsive power behind one of these machines on the open waters.

Mangrove boat tours

Boat tours through the lagoon will witness you a world of mangroves with number of different varieties of plants and birdlife.

Wilpattu jeep safari

Dreamspot Ecolodge can arrange you an adventure filled jeep safari into the Wilpattu National Park after a boat tour from the resort.

What's included

  • 6 hours of surf lessons
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 10% service charge

What's not included

  • Kite gear rental
  • Kite gear insurance

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flights to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). It is 160 km from the hotel and takes three hours journey. Please send a message to Dreamspot Ecolodge to inquire about transport. The one-way transfer is USD 90 and roundtrip transfer is USD 160.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (US$90 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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Special discount

The prices below include a special discount of 15% for the retreat dates from May 20 to July 20, 2018.  

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