The North Western coastal belts are studded with fine palm fringed sheltered tropical beaches. The flat waters of the Kalpitiya Lagoon and the consistent wind from the sea are the best conditions to wind surf as if the bay beaches wouldn’t do are also enriched with lagoons enhancing the opportunities for the amateurs to enjoy in water sports. The main tourist season of Sri Lanka is during the period of November to April. During this period the lovely beaches of the Kalpitiya Lagoon Peninsula are bustling with activity.
Kalpitiya Lagoon in the Dutch Bay in the North Western Coast is a wind surfer’s paradise: the waves, the surf, blue waters and the palm fringed sandy beaches all bring about exhilarating beach experience. Kalpitiya lagoon afford ample chances for the amateur windsurfers to learn the ropes of the sport so that they could venture into the ocean for some serious windsurfing. Dutch Bay lagoon in Kalpitiya opposite Divyaa Resort is a very special location for your windsurfing holiday with perfect shallow water, consistent wind and a remote & peaceful village to enjoy wind surfing or Kiting. Excellent conditions for learning in the almost landlocked or sand witched between the sea and the lagoon bay with great wind conditions. Divyaa Lagoon beach is a top South Asian destination for a windsurfing and kitesurfing holiday and and located in the new tourism zone. This Red Bull Kite Race location offers year round warm weather averaging 27C, warm water and lots of wind so perfect for kitesurf holidays too. Mainly a flat water sailing area is an ideal location for all levels from beginners to experts. This is a great option if you looking for beautiful sandy beaches, wide choice of accomodation at Divyaa, quality dining and a training centre. The Portugese landed here followed by the Dutch, so the Island bays are named Portugal Bay and in the south the Dutch Bay. The main draw of the island are the stunning beaches, wild life park, the Coral reef and Dolphin watching. For windsurfing and kitesurfing year round, reliable wind conditions which has attracted the top world ranking windsurfers and kitesurfers to compete and train here.
The beach launch is from the sandy beach into knee to waist deep water all the way out to the reef in the sea or to the other end of the lagoon. The launch is from the yellow sand beach and directly into clear blue water with a shallow sandy bottom. After approximately 250-300 meters there is an offshore reef which is marked by flag markers. The water here is flat and ideal for learning, freeride or freestyle. Shallow to waist deep until the reef.The closer you get to the reef there is more of a rolling swell and bump and jump conditions.Kalpitiya offers a year round
Tropical Asian destinations with the constant easterly trade winds averaging 15 knots and over 75% numbers of days F4 plus – that’s year round including the low wind months of September and October but even then the wind is still F4 more that 65% of the time.The best time of year to go is from December through to August. Summer months (Jan – Mar & May -August) are best value with wind usually 16 to 17 knots for 90% with most days 20 knots. The winds start strong in the morning and generally are consistent all day with slightly less strong condition closer to shore.With average yearly temperatures averaging 28°C and little or no rain at all, it offers idyllic weather conditions, set in a semi dry zone it rarely has storm except in Sep & Oct. Windsurfing, as a sport and recreational activity, did not emerge until the later half of the 20th century. Because of the financial stakes in the manufacture and sale of windsurfing equipment, there has been considerable dispute and litigation between parties claiming the rights to the invention. Windsurfing boards can be classified into seven categories as below mentioned.Freeride
Boards meant for comfortable recreational cruising (mostly straight-line sailing and occasional turning) at planning speed (aka blasting), mainly in flat waters or in light to moderate swell. Formula Windsurfing Class Shorter boards up to one meter in width, for use in Formula Windsurfing races. See below for a more detailed descriptionWave boards
Smaller, lighter, more maneuverable boards for use in breaking waves. Characteristically, sailors on wave boards perform high jumps while sailing against waves, and they ride the face of a wave performing narrow linked turns (bottom turns, cutbacks, and top-turns) in a similar way to surfing.Freestyle boards
Related to wave boards in terms of maneuverability, these are wider, higher volume boards geared specifically at performing acrobatic tricks (jumps, rotations, slides, flips and loops) on flat water.Slalom boards
Short boards aimed at top speed, rather than maneuverability or ease of use.Beginner boards (fun boards)
These often have a dagger board, are almost as wide as Formula boards, and have plenty of volume, hence stability.Racing long boards
Mistral One Design, or the Olympic RS:X class race boards. For a real wind-surfer’s paradise, head down to Kalpitiya where the exhilaration of cruising across the azure flat water overlooking the idyllic beach won’t fail to disappoint.
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Fusing the power of air sports with the speed and maneuverability of water sports, kite surfing is Kalpitiya’s most exhilarating and electrifying extreme activity. Environmentally friendly, it is also the world’s fastest growing sport. Having similarities with surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and power kite flying, kite surfing harnesses the strength of both the wind and the Lagoon & the sea to make it an extremely challenging activity, but one that is relatively easy to learn. Once you have mastered the vital techniques, your enjoyment of the sport will soon be enhanced by high jumps, wave rides, technical tricks…Read more