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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby ChickenTikka » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:22 am

Not bad. there is really only like 1 1/3 schools there.

Kite kuda operates between 9-12 and 2-5 during which it can get crowded in parts. There is still plenty of space, it's just the prime area on the lagoon gets busy. The rest of the day though the lagoon is almost empty.

The wind is all day. Therefore, if you want to beat the crowds start before 9 or kite while kite kuda is on lunch or in evening, or even nighttime. 24 hour wind ensures that you get your fill of kiting. I still have blisters on my hand from my last trip a month ago.

I've had two collisions there myself, and seen about 20 others. These are usually beginners, or people not observing the right of way (Russians).

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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby kygen » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:33 am

Hi!

We are planning to go kitesurftrip this winter December - Mars.
How is wind in this period.

Is there any hotels/Villa close to the flatwaterspots?
Were my family can stay close to me while i am kitesurfing.

Good Winds! :)

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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby ChickenTikka » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:03 am

I've not been at that time of year. I've heard the wind can be ok from about late November until mid march. Mike, the guy wh runs one of the schools there, told me its about 50/50 and the wind is not quite as strong.

You can generally trust windguru there, so if you see good stuff happening on wind guru then ink about a trip.

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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby stefdec » Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:09 pm

Hey guys,

A little up on this post to say that http://www.srilankakite.com will be opened from the 14th of december, the winter season is good for kiting, snorkeling and dolphins and whales watching...a new destination to try!

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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby mondy » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:54 pm

Visit http://www.rascalskiteresort.com for kitesurfing and other activities in kalpitiya, open all year round! See you there!

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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby PepeKiter » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:08 pm

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* I visited the 4 Months old "Ruuk Village" right by the main laggon of Kalpitiya.
* from Kalpitiya Town centre you are only 5 Mins away (TukTuk) or you walk 20 Minutes.
* If the wind is strong (between December–March / May–September) pump your kite and take off (upwind) or use the boat service (Flat rate per day) to get Dropped to the main kiting spot. And if the wind is still strong you can come back to the village.
* Each Cabana has its own Shower
* Best rice and curry in Kalpitiya area
* And the best beds (no matress on the floor), hand crafted
* B&B only 17€ Per person.
* And the best is more than 7000 qm space and only 5 Cabanas

Check what the others say : www.tinyurl.com/RuukVillageTripadvisor
Hope this helps.

Best regards
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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby ichabod » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:11 pm

A litle review: I had an great week at Srilankakite in Kalpitiya a couple of weeks ago. I was there 8 days and except for one day there was good wind every day - 12m in mornings and 9m in afternoons usually.

In this winter season the wind is coming from the North so Srilankakite is in the perfect spot on the lagoon. I think most of the other kite places needed to drive people out or take a boat to the otherside of the lagoon. At srilankakite I could launch and land directly in front of my room :o)

Great place to stay - really friendly and good food!

Thanks
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Re: Sri Lanka - Kalpitya

Postby The Ruuk » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:03 pm

Our first ever official marketing video to show what we have to offer in a nutshell.

looking forward to host you during the coming season.

Check out the coconut sambol, no matter where you go, you should surely try it, you will just love it.

https://vimeo.com/89198944

Wind statistiks: www.tinyurl.com/KalpitiyaWind
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Not crowded at all, if you need to get to the main kiting beach, use the house boat or try an upwind ( surely only for experinced kiters)
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Pump your kite at the entrance and jump in to the lagoon
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View from Ruuk Village entrance


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