Dilsiri is Sri Lanka’s first IKO qualified instructor and easily the most enthusiastic of kiters in Sri Lanka. He is well known in Sri Lanka for his passion for all watersports and nature! Interestingly enough before deciding to live by the beach he worked in a company that made Victoria's Secret! He has a passion for the arts and loves to play Scrabble.
Léo is an IKO qualified instructor. He is fanatic for any sliding sports such as kitesurf, kitesnow, surf, and paragliding. Léo also a great cook. Interestingly enough, Leo's first experience of Sri Lanka was when his dad took him on holiday there when he was a teenager. His project for 2016 is to build his house in France.
Sri Lanka’s first and most experienced Kitesurfing Instructor. There is no doubt that Mischi is the best teacher of the sport in the island. A colourfull character who can teach you in 5 languages! After a days' teaching, Mischi can be found on the right side corner of the bar enjoying a conversation and a Lion Beer!
A big-time waterman, Amine loves surfing, freestyle kiteboarding, and kite surfing. Most recently he has been focusing on strapless wave riding. He hails from Morocco.
I came to this camp to lean how to kite surf and discover a bit of Sri Lanka . It was the best choice I ever made. The camp is amazing and situated right on the beach. Needless to say the positive vibes are everywhere - the staff is simply amazing. Try the dolphin watching - it was a highlight of my trip.
I had nine wonderful days spent over new years eve. I was travelling alone and was not sure how that would work out but the place was just perfect. Full of positive vibes, people with amazing energy, warm-hearted. I felt myself relaxed and welcomed. Staff is incredibly warm, it is easy to go along with everybody, sharing amazing life stories and kite experience. There is plenty of activities if one day you decide to take a day off from kiting. Winter season was perfect.The wind is mainly in the afternoon, so during the first part of the day you can relax and chill, or do other activities: SUP, dolphin watching, beach volley, and others. On the top, it has several yoga sessions and a spa - wonderful hands just restored my body. Kite instructors are highly qualified and they would lead you through the learning process with a lot of patience and motivation. Once they see you are independent, they would let you go on your own, still being there if you need their input. In the evening you can have some drinks at the bar, meet new people and simply being. I don t understand people giving bad reviews about food, the food was just amazing! I have to say I am very picky and my stomach does not tolerate everything but it was just perfect! Great taste and great choice! No comment about the dessert that everyday was just a huge temptation that I could not resist! Real compliments to the chefs! The place and the people just healed my soul! I will definitely be back! Thank you all, guys and I have to say New Year with you was the most special one!
Gerber Stefani United Kingdom
We stayed at Kitesurfing Sri Lanka for eight nights and it was absolutely perfect! Although this camp is mainly focused on kitesurfing, there are many other activities for non-kiters (such as myself) to enjoy! If you would like to just go and enjoy yourself on the beach, I would suggest joining the kiters to the lagoon as the beach is much better there. It is also a beautiful 4-kilometer walk along the beach back to the camp if you decide to head back to the camp before the rest of the kiters. As for kiting conditions, my partner thoroughly enjoyed it! He brought his own equipment, but unfortunately for him, the wind was not in his favor and he needed to rent a bigger kite for a couple of hours. Although he hoped for better kiting conditions, we decided to go on an excursion to Sigiriya Rock. This is an absolute must do in Sri Lanka! Although it is quite a far trip from Kitesurfing Sri Lanka (3 hours 30 minutes), the driver was absolutely amazing! Although we only ate breakfast once during our eight-day stay (breakfast is 07:30 - 08:30), it was lovely. Lunch and dinner was good too. Wide variety and very tasty. Christmas spread was amazing! And don't forget the bar! Lovely atmosphere with good holiday relaxing music and delicious cocktails. The Mojito's were our favorite. Last but not least... the friendly amazing staff! Wow! Thank you to Dil, Takiri, Chris, Mischi, Dilshan, Raji, and the rest of the amazing Kitesurfing Sri Lanka team. We absolutely loved our stay and I cannot recommend Kitesurfing Sri Lanka enough!
Andrew P. United States
So I have to admit that when I first started looking around, I thought that a lot of the reviews might've been fake, because they were all so universally positive, but after spending seven nights, I wish I could've spent another seven nights. As far as the kitesurfing goes, I was a complete novice, so I can only go by what the more experienced people were saying. There was a lot of "That was the best session of my life!" going around, so I figure it was pretty respectable! As far as the instruction goes, I did a three-day introductory course with Anita (maybe Annita, I didn't have her spell it) from Austria, and she was a fantastic instructor. She was very encouraging, with good humor mixed in. I felt very comfortable and very safe with her guiding me. As for the accommodations themselves, I stayed in a garden view bungalow. I was a little apprehensive about the concept of an outside bathroom, but it was really well done, and might've been the best part of the room. There's something liberating about showering outside, and while there's no hot water, it's hot enough in Sri Lanka that it always felt comfortable. The room itself had a ceiling fan and a standing fan to keep airflow going, and the temperature never got uncomfortable. The room came with a universal adapter, which is helpful, because I couldn't find a Sri Lankan adapter en route. Lastly, understand that Kitesurfing Sri Lanka us something of a compound experience. The surrounding areas are largely undeveloped, so you'll in all likelihood spend most to all of your time in the compound when you're not kitesurfing. Dil, one of the owners seems to have planned for this and has made things super comfortable. There's a bar, with reasonable prices and a good selection (Natalie makes a nice mojito), plenty of areas to lounge around and socialize, and there's a semi private beach just across a bridge over a lagoon. I had actually stocked up on a bunch of emergency food, in case the food sucked, but it was actually very consistently good. Chris from Belgium, was kind of jack of all trades, organizing after dinner activities and making sure everyone was having a good time, in addition to being a kitesurf instructor. If you're a kitesurfer, I have no reservations about recommending Kitesurfing Sri Lanka. If you have no interest in kiting, there's definitely enough to do for two or three days if you were wanting to relax. The people who visited were by and large social and friendly. I came by myself, and never felt alone. I had a great time and I will be back.
They have the good vibes, good food, bar, party, kitesurfing school, and well-organized rent. The camp surrounding is stunning. The kitesurfing trip to Vela Island was super good, too. And on Friday, we had barbecue with live music. It is super recommended!