Kite Center Sri Lanka
Scuba & Snorkelling • Surfing & Windsurfing • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Stand Up Paddleboarding • Kayaking & Canoeing
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Kitecenter Sri Lanka is based at the famous Kappalady Kite Lagoon. Its the birthplace of kite surfing in Sri Lanka and it is here where you find lots of flat water, the best wind in Kalpitiya and a wave spot piling up a nice 5ft wave at the doorstep. Kitecenter Sri Lanka is nestled within a stunning 22 acre beach front property of Elements Beach & Nature Resort. We are an affiliated IKO kite school and are operating according to the highest international standards. Our professional kite instructors offer kite courses, private and semi private lessons, facilitate kite rentals and safaris to the many surrounding kite spots. They also teach wake foiling and foil kite surfing. On quiet days you can explore the surrounding mangroves and lagoons by SUP or Kayak and if you are more drawn to the land, hop on one of our mountain bikes and take a ride through the rural back country of Sri Lanka. From October to April we also facilitate Dolphin & Whalewatching and scuba diving.
Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka
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Helen S
2 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I spent a long weekend at Elements Resort and hired kit from Kite Center Sri Lanka as well as taking supervision for all of my kiting trips on the lagoon as I'm a beginner kiter. The kit was really new and high quality, above other centres I've hired from and supervison fro Hashan the kite surf instructor was excellent. He was attentive, supportive and really looked after me, making me feel safe from beginning to end. A really decent guy and keen to see me improve he gave me some great tips which meant after a year off the water I got my confidence back and made really great progress. I was really impressed with the level of kit, service and instruction at Kite Center Sri Lanka at Elements.
Written May 19, 2022
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Hi Thank you for your detailed review of our resort. It means a lot to us that you took the time to share your thoughts with the rest of our community and us. You've left a smile of the faces of our entire team with your kind words. We look forward to having you again soon. Regards The Team at Kite Center
Written August 5, 2022
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Paul G
Eastbourne, UK19 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
If Kitesurfing in flat water paradise, with the option to cross 50m into the sea sounds appealing to you, then get to the kite centre Sri Lanka!

Of course, if flat water and waves is not enough, then the kite safari, Dutch Bay, Secret Spot and countless other Kite spots may appeal too!

The centre use good equipment to teach on and are all IKO instructors.
If the wind is light, you can rent a foil too. I rented a strapless as the lagoon was ideal to learn.

Of course, with anywhere in the world, wind is not guaranteed, but you can see from windfinder statistics how good it is around the centre! That said, if the wind does fail to show for a day, you have the option of water safaris (whales, dolphins etc), land safaris (leopards, elephants, crocodiles, bore etc), SUP, kayaks, volleyball or of course, you can just kick back and chill in this almost deserted paradise. The food at Elements is also well worth loading your plate up with too. We stayed in Elements and would highly recommend doing so again!
Written February 24, 2020
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Wuvulu
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
I was there for a week and kited in the waves, lagoon and also kite safari in the main Kalpitiya inlet.
The centre was always helpful in launching/landing, equipment failure replacements and advice (lessons are available but I found life was giving some great lessons to me in the surf :) ! ).
The wind was great with a mostly steady 16kts allowing me to use my 8m and 10m kites both in the surf and on the lagoon.

A very chill place at a great price.
Written June 13, 2022
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Hi Wuvuli Thank you so much, ! It fills us with pride to know that our service is valued by our community. We strive to be the best we can be every day. Regards The Team at Kite Center
Written August 5, 2022
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travelsims
Aarburg, Switzerland10 contributions
Sep 2021
To describe the Kite Center Sri Lanka with 1 word ... simply "PARADISE". The Elements Beach & Nature Resort is located directly at the beach. There is a reef for wave kiteboarding, and the incredible flat water spot right infront of the resort. I had some of my best kitesurfing sessions in this lagoon. When it gets dark you see planktons which is perfect for a SUP or kayak tour. The kitecenter has everything you need, they even helped me to fix my damaged kite. Great instructors, very kind and patient with the students. The infrastructure, the people, the culture and most important lots of wind that God gave us every day. The wind seasons are from May until September or December until March. I can highly recommend this school and the resort the "Cabanas" are very clean and spacious with a unique outdoor bathroom and amazing shower experiance. If you want the seaview I would recommend the "coco beach villa". The food is amazing, a big buffet for breakfast and dinner. You will even find a nice drop of wine, which is pretty rare in Sri Lanka. The super friendly hotel staff and lovely owners Marcel&Sylvie and their kids make the place even more pleasant then it already is. I have been in Sri Lanka 4 times now, and kitesurf over 15 year, but this resort & kite centers tops everything. A must stay if you are in Sri Lanka
Written October 18, 2021
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Thank you so much Simon for a detailed review and for taking the time to send this! We are glad that you loved the Cabanas at Elements Beach and Nature Resort. We are glad that our team was able to help you fix your damaged kite. Once again thank you for the review and we will share your kind words with the team as well.
Written November 11, 2021
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TheoDora S
50 contributions
Feb 2020
I really enjoyed my beginner's lessons at the kite centre. Conveniently located at Elements resort, I had pre booked my course however the timing of the lessons were very flexible depending on the wind ensuring that I will get the most out of my lessons. My tutor Hassan was patient and fun . The lagoon right next to the centre is epic for beginners. I felt that I progressed very quickly given the amount of time I had. I think the centre went above and beyond to ensure that I will make the most out of it and I am really grateful. The overall 'feeling' at Elements and at the kite cntre is unique and so chilled! I am definitely coming back for some more lessons.
Written March 7, 2020
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Thomas C
17 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We spent 4 days there we were 3 couples and we stayed in beautiful bungalows very cute and comfortable. The kite spot is perfect with a flat area close to the sea, and the sea which is little bit floppy.
Not so much equipement in the school it is better to bring his own equipment but it is possible to rent anyway. The staff is very friendly and nice for lessons.
Moreover the food is quite good (special mention for the BBQ of tuna and prawns)
I really recommend this place
Written February 3, 2020
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Stefan
Hurghada, Egypt1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
Our hosts were very interested that we have a good time here and we had really nice conversations, thanks. For Kiteboarding and -surfing it‘s an absolutely perfect location in June, July. Just focus on your riding, everything rlse will be well looked after. Food and accomodation are outstanding.
Written June 13, 2022
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Hi ! Our team enjoys doing what they do because of customers like you. Your review just made our day. Thank you so much! Regards The Team at Kite Center
Written August 5, 2022
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Rebecca Bereiter
Myeik, Myanmar1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Solo
I had a fabulous time at the Kite Center Sri Lanka in Kappalady. It was safe to travel around and everyone was very happy to see us. They were warm, welcoming and hospitable. Due to the situation there were not a lot of tourists on the island. That means I had perfect conditions on the water and the whole lagoon and ocean for my self! It was just wonderful!
There is no risk to travel to or in Sri Lanka. They need everyones support now.
I would totally recommend going to Sri Lanka and especially to Kite Center Sri Lanka.
Written July 5, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for this touching note. It has been our absolute pleasure to serve you, and we hope that you return soon. Sincerely, The Team at Kite Center
Written August 5, 2022
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Mael B
Charleston, SC10 contributions
Jan 2020
Perfect place for everyone to kitesurf or learn how to kitesurf with a lagoon on one side and the ocean on the other.
The staff is very competent, friendly and will give you tailored lessons.
The equipment is good.
We did our first kite safari (downwinder) 3 years ago and it was so special that we came back for it.

I recommend this place for kite surfing but it's also a little paradise on earth to stay at.
Written February 1, 2020
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Bianca Carmen Weder
4 contributions
Sep 2021
The kite spots in the ocean and in the lagoon are right in front of the resort. I enjoyed these amazing kite spots with constant wind, warm weather, flat water in the lagoon, nice waves in the ocean as well as the welcoming and peaceful vibe. I did my IKO Assistant Trainer course and my Instructor Level 1 course in this center. The center is very clean and well equipped, the owners and the team are very helpful and skilled. The time spent here was a truly beautiful experience and I ended up staying much longer than I had initially planned to. I will definitely come back!
Written October 16, 2021
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We are so happy to hear you had a great experience at Kite Center. Your review made our day! Our whole team works hard to keep customers happy, but this is only possible thanks to amazing folks like you. Thanks again, and we hope to serve you again.
Written November 11, 2021
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