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by The Ruuk
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?
Replies: 24
Views: 10619

Re: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?

Hey Ruuk, Can you point out where the best places on Puttalam lagoon are in summer time? Is there any decent place to launch on Puttalam or Palavi side? I'm asking because a friend joins us this summer (intermediate kitesurfer) , and I'm not sure he can handle the waves in front of our house. So I ...
by The Ruuk
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?
Replies: 1074
Views: 36317

Re: Covid-19 - How does it affect your kite-life?

Hi everyone, Here in Sri-Lanka Kalpitiya everything has more or less come to a halt. All our bookings are cancelled. Last year it was the easter attack which Brough the complete tourism to a halt. And this year Corona Virus has made even a worst impact. Until today fortunately no one is reported dea...
by The Ruuk
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?
Replies: 138
Views: 5347

Re: Should professional kiters carbon offset their (many) flights?

I personally think that sustainability is not a "Binary" status. One can have long-distance flights, but at the same time off-set their carbon-foot-print effectively. Every effort counts, therefore, its good to take steps to reduce the impact on our environment. But one should also try and make comp...
by The Ruuk
Wed May 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?
Replies: 24
Views: 10619

Re: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?

with all due respect.... :-) I love how some try to compare apples and eggs ... No Sri lanka is not Brazil, and I honestly pray that we dont become a Brazil :-) Sri Lanka has a history over 6000 years, from north to south it is around 440km and west to east is around 220km. A coastal belt of around ...
by The Ruuk
Wed May 09, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Eleveight FS reviews?
Replies: 35
Views: 7204

Re: Eleveight FS reviews?

Pretty interesting post.

I am curious to read any feedback on the follwong model.

Eleveight Kite PS V2 2019 , anyone who has already tested it ?

Best regards
by The Ruuk
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?
Replies: 24
Views: 10619

Re: true advice on Sri Lanka, a new Brazil?

No Sri lanka is not Brazil, and I honestly pray that we dont become a Brazil :-)
by The Ruuk
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Where in the world is your favorite warm place to kite in September?!
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Re: Where in the world is your favorite warm place to kite in September?!

In case you go to Sri lanka, dont forget to visit the islands north of Kalpitiya main land, here is a video. Butter Flat lagoon and 25knots for sure. https://vimeo.com/216382152
Have fun and stay blessed
by The Ruuk
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Kalpitiya / Sri Lanka report 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 23446

Re: Kalpitiya / Sri Lanka report 2012

@Mede, Its been ages since one of us dropped in here :-) Just realized that the last input from you was not answered. Was googling for something else, when this post popped up :-) To a certain extent you are right , during the summer month not every kiter is able to start from Ruuk Village entrance,...
by The Ruuk
Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kitesurf Instructor Job in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Re: Kitesurf Instructor Job in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka

We are still looking for one more trainer. Also only English speaking is also considered.

A short clip about the Village: https://vimeo.com/ruukvillage/24hours

and from kite teacher cabana to the lagoon :-) : https://vimeo.com/119422659

ruukvillage@gmail.com
by The Ruuk
Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya
Replies: 5
Views: 5296

Re: Sri Lanka, Kalpitiya

Maybe another video to show how easy it is to get from your bed to the kite board :-)


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