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Windy Sri Lanka!

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:40 pm
by web_oliver
Hi everybody!

An awesome windy season just finished here in Noth-West coast Of Sri Lanka and it's time to relax before the new one!

May to end of September there were maximum 5 days of no wind, other days it was blowing aruond 22 knots night and day! The windiest place I've ever been to! Another thing that makes this spot amazing is having all possible conditions like flat water shallow lagoon and wavy ocean with a small reef brake (may-sept). Also Sri Lanka is known for its great history and beautiful sightseeing.

Re: Windy Sri Lanka!

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:34 am
by i96dansa
However, the question is: Load of crap by someone who is running a business there or really an undiscovered gem?
Really +20 knots every day?
Does the wind vary from morning to evening or is it constant on?
Is there a local thermal effect or is it windy everywhere?
Can you give some more info on who you are and what your relation to the spot is.
Also, the waves. Any good? Wind direction in relation to wave? Size of wave? How often are there waves?

Thanks for additional info.

Re: Windy Sri Lanka!

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:40 am
by ChickenTikka
Yes, I can confirm that this is accurate. Went to Sri Lanka 3 times this year, stayed at the Kite Kuda camp each time. Had wind every single day on all three visits. It was usually around 20 knots. Sometimes more sometimes a little less.

My third trip was just two weeks ago at the end of the season. Kited everyday all day with the exception of one morning.

I have no affilitiation with any promoters, however, Mike, if you are reading this, I expect a discount next season.

Re: Windy Sri Lanka!

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:57 pm
by moret

I have a kiteschool in sri lanka

Sri lanka is really windy, last season 5 day without wind in 5 month, everyday 20 noeuds look at the archive in winguru : ... &model=gfs

The main season is from may until end of september, wind everyday for this period.

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Re: Windy Sri Lanka!

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:35 pm
by ChickenTikka
DIl, hows the wind these days? I noticed on windguru that its looking pretty good. Was thinking of making an offseason winter trip.

Re: Windy Sri Lanka!

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:53 pm
by AAAphil
The last days we had windspeeds around 14-16 kts average per day in kalpitiya.