Kitesurfing, is an extreme sport where the kiteboarder harnesses the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite to be propelled across the water.
So what on earth brings you to Kalpitiya? – a question I’m asked multiple times a day by my kiting customers. As a non-kiter myself, once they’re over the shock horror of my kiting abilities or lack thereof, I think people are a little disappointed when they learn I’m not on the run from the […]
Kitesurfing is available throughout the year in Kalpitiya; however wind conditions are best between May and October. Peak wind conditions are from June to August. Free transport is provided to the flat water kite spots located 25 kms away or a 30 minutedrive from the resorts. High quality kitesurfing equipment is available to rent at […]
Several types of whales regularly visit the waters off the Kalpitiya coastline. The continental shelf comes in close to AlankudaBeach and therefore traveling far out into the open seas is not necessary. The largest of the whales, the Blue Whale, can be seensurfacing from time to time particularly when they come inshore to feed just […]
November to April is the season for Dolphin and Whale watching excursions, as this is when the seas are calm. During this period, hundreds of Dolphins and in many instances thousands can be observed in large pods just 30 minutes from shore. Dolphin watching excursions usually begin at 7:30am. Sightings are so certain that we […]
To sum up, Sri Lanka’s location, marine topography and double-monsoon weather system make it an unusually hospitable location for marine mammals of many species. Seven natural factors combine to produce an island ecology offering a wide variety of marine habitats, making Sri Lanka one of the best places in the world to see whales and […]