Adams Bridge kite spot in Mannar

Asia kitesurf spot in Sri Lanka

Adam's Bridge offers a flat water lagoon for kiteboarding with pumping wind during the summer, and choppy waves on the upwind side of the sandbar. In the winter the wind blows in the opposite direction and so the ocean side offers a stunning playground for hydrofoil kiteboarding and freestyle kitesurfing in offshore wind. With 8 months of wind in the year it’s unsurprising that Adam’s bridge is becoming more popular for kitesurfing, but it’s still very remote without much in the way of infrastructure close by and so isn’t anywhere as busy as the area around Kalpitiya.

Off Season

  1. Apr
  2. Nov

Early Season

  1. May
  2. Dec

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Jun
  4. Jul
  5. Aug
  6. Sep

Late Season

  1. Mar
  2. Oct

Adam’s bridge gets its name from the Abrahamic myth that Adam crossed the bridge on his way to stand repentant on Adam’s peak (a mountain in the centre of Sri Lanka) for 1000 years. It’s also known as Rama’s bridge which comes from the Indian epic Ramayana, where Rama created the bridge to rescue his wife Sita. Either way, it is a limestone chain of islands which it’s believed once made it possible to walk from Sri Lanka to India, and offers shallow and flat water for kitesurfing! 

Adam’s Bridge kitesurfing wind conditions

The two seasons in Sri Lanka offer very different kitesurfing conditions. In the summer season from May until October the wind starts off a little lighter in the morning around 15-18 knots and by lunch time is generally blowing 25+ and even getting up to 40 knots some days. The lagoon has many shallow spots and it can be difficult to see where the water is shallow (ankle deep!), so be very careful when jumping and make sure you know it’s deep enough underneath you! There is only one kite school that teaches here, and the...

Wind Forecast for Adams Bridge

Wind Stats for Adams Bridge

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    at the spot

  • car parking

    At the spot

  • public transport

    Poorly developed

  • rental cars

    Not recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts, short neo

  • downwinder

    Yes

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    island, lagoon, ocean

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, flat

  • wind daytime

    in the afternoon, all day

At the spot

  • emergency

    A rescue service

  • has shower

    Yes