Kalpitiya Lagoon kite spot in Puttalam

Asia kitesurf spot in Sri Lanka

Kalpitiya lagoon in the Northwest of Sri Lanka offers a large playground for all levels of kitesurfers, with reasonably flat water and two wind seasons, for a total of 8 months of kitesurfing in the year. Sri Lanka is a gorgeous tropical island situated in the Indian ocean, with a variety of flat water kiteboarding spots, consistent wind and incredibly friendly and welcoming locals. It’s exploded in popularity in the last few years, but hasn’t yet grown to be an overly touristy mess like some other spots in Asia.

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

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Kalpitiya Lagoon

The two seasons in Kalpitiya lagoon are very different. The Southwest monsoon season is from the end of May until the end of September, and the wind blows most days between 20 and 25 knots. During this season the wind in the lagoon can be gusty, so anyone looking for perfect unhooked freestyle kiteboarding conditions will want to avoid it and go to Vella island instead. Beginners and intermediate kitesurfers will get on fine in the lagoon during this season, and it offers a fantastic place to learn and practice hooked in tricks. There are shallow areas nearer shore which are flatter and make it perfect for anyone learning.

In the winter season between mid December and mid March the wind blows from the Northwest and picks up later in the day, around lunch time. The wind in this season is a little lighter averaging 15-19 knots, but it is much more stable and Kalpitiya lagoon is at its absolute best for freestyle at this time. There is an amazing sandbar which creates a butter flat zone right behind it in this season and is a lot of fun, but advanced riders should be aware and give...

Wind Forecast for Kalpitiya Lagoon

Wind Stats for Kalpitiya Lagoon

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    near the spot

  • camper parking

    Not allowed, but possible

  • public transport

    Poorly developed

  • rental cars

    Not recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts

  • downwinder


  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    island, lagoon, ocean

  • starting area

    sandy beach, shallow water

  • water condition

    choppy, flat

  • wind daytime

    all day

At the spot

  • date factor

    4 - high

  • emergency

    A medical center, A rescue service, Kite repair

  • has toilet