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Fusing the power of air sports with the speed and maneuverability of water sports, kite surfing is Kalpitiya’s most exhilarating and electrifying extreme activity. Environmentally friendly, it is also the world’s fastest growing sport. Having similarities with surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding and power kite flying, kite surfing harnesses the strength of both the wind and the Lagoon & the sea to make it an extremely challenging activity, but one that is relatively easy to learn. Once you have mastered the vital techniques, your enjoyment of the sport will soon be enhanced by high jumps, wave rides, technical tricks and astonishing speed.
Experiencing the kite Launch Spot on the sand bank opposite Divyaa Lagoon Kite Surfing is an ‘extreme sport’ and it should not be attempted without proper instruction and supervision. Once mastered it is extremely exhilarating – a real adrenaline sport! You should never attempt to kitesurf until you have completely mastered the control of the kite on land, and these beginners courses will enable you to do just that. These courses are designed to help you get to grips with the theory and practice on land before learning in the water. Tuition is individual and led by an extremely experienced instructor who recommends a minimum of two days tuition for beginners. After this you would expect to have a sound understanding of the theory behind the sport and a degree of technical ability. Generally speaking though, it takes four to five days to really get a hang of it both in land and on the water.
Kites and boards of different sizes can be rented by the day for experienced surfers who don’t want to carry equipment round with them. The Kite Surfing centre is based at the Divyaa Lagoon Resort directly opposite the best location in Dutch Bay Kalpitiya for kite surfers in Sri Lanka, which makes it convenient to slot into a trip at either the beginning or end of an itinerary. Experienced surfers can hire the equipment for themselves at Divyaa Sports Centre.
Experienced kite-surfers or those having completed the courses would probably be interested in a ‘Kite-safari’, which could be tailored to your needs. Taking off from Divyaa Lagoon Beach, with all the required equipment supplied, to some of the more remote spots ideal for this sport, staying in the tents in Divyaa’s own Dutch Bay Island 5km’s North of our Resort. A particular favourite of our instructor is that of the lagoon sand strip that divides the sea from the Divyaa Lagoon around Kalpitiya in the Puttalam district. The conditions for Kiting are excellent and the surrounding areas make for interesting travelling. Very few tourists make it to this part of the island.
Divyaa’s expert trainers can give you Kite surf courses (for beginners as well as techniques improvement) and share their passion during great sessions, down wind or kite trips on desert