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Surf vacation in Sri Lanka - dream spot Kalpitiya

Wind- and Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya. Perfect wind conditions all year round for your surfing vacation in Sri Lanka. 

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
  • Expert

General info

Fancy a surf vacation in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka is probably one of the most beautiful windsurfing and kitesurfing destinations in the world. Among other things, this is due to the small fishing village Kalpitiya - which is located about 160 km north of Colombo and has become the "place to be" for windsurfers and kitesurfers in recent years. This is not only due to the year-round warm temperatures, which even make surfing possible in December-March, but also due to the ideal water and wind conditionswhich make Kalpitiya a true water sports mecca.

This is what we want from RETTER Sports you of course - so pack your bags, Kalpitiya is waiting for you with a fantastic shallow water lagoonwhich qualifies the area for wind- and kitesurfing beginners as well as for freeriders. In addition to surfing, the area offers a variety of other activities and excursions to round off your surfing vacation in Sri Lanka. How about a jungle safari, for example?



Travel period

Travel period

01.05.2024 - 31.10.2024



Spring, Autumn, Winter

Skill levels

As a beginner you've never surfed before or maybe you've only had a taster course. Here you will be brought on the board from the beginning.

You can already call yourself advanced if you already have solid basic knowledge.

As an Expert you feel comfortable at all spots and can handle difficult conditions very well.

Services &

Not having to think about anything and just having fun? You can do that during your surf vacation in Kalpitiya. Because we at RETTER Sports take care of the rest. We have already organized the ideal accommodation, the best flight and all transfers for you.

Included services

Included services




Additional services (Exclusive)

Windsurfing course

Kitesurfing course

Material rental





Wing Foil Course

Travel period


Reisepreis ab 1380 €

Surf course 2 days á 2 hours € 180

Surf course 3 days á 2 hours € 300

& Catering

The Kite and windsurf hotel offers you rooms for every budget, many leisure facilities, traditional food and fresh delicacies, a beautiful swimming pool with sun loungers and hammocks. A special highlight is the hotel's own Ayurveda center, which offers classic massage treatments as well as special massages for windsurfers.

The newly built Palm resort is located in a garden with beautiful coconut palms. You may want to lie on a sun lounger by the pool and just listen to the wind rustling through the palm fronds, or play billiards, table tennis, volleyball.

Room types

All rooms have individual, modern furniture, characterized by a harmonious play of colors and a natural atmosphere.

Double rooms

Family rooms

single room


The new restaurant in the Palmresort has only opened its doors in September 2021 and offers Singhalese delicacies, adapted to a tropical style and international cuisine. Around the ecological aspect the kitchen team pays special attention to fresh products and regional suppliers.


The Kite Center provides you with the latest Material From North Kites available.

The Windsurf Center offers you the latest Material From Gaastra and Tabou available.

Of course, the equipment is checked every day for safety!

& Arrival

The Kalpitya lagoon is the largest and most famous lagoon in Sri Lanka. Due to the ideal water and wind conditions, Kalpitiya has become a hotspot for kite and windsurfers in recent years. But not only the water and wind conditions distinguish this island as an exciting vacation destination. Beautiful landscapes, wild animals and also numerous cultural influences make the surf vacation in Sri Lanka a unique experience.

Interesting spots/trails

As mentioned above, Kalpitiya is considered one of the most best windsurfing and kitesurfing destinations in Sri Lanka. Responsible for this are the perfect wind and water conditions, which are not only Freerider happy through the shallow water, but also Kitesurfing beginners Provide a safe surf spot without reefs, sharks or obstacles in dedicated learning zones. With constant wind for 10 months in the year, nothing stands in the way of a winter surfing vacation and so you can enjoy water temperatures around 28 degrees even when kitesurfing in December.

Summer season: surfing from May to October
  • Wind direction: South-West
  • Average wind force: 20-25 knots
  • Windy days: almost every day, sometimes a bit gusty - still one of the best spots in the world in the summer months!
Windsurfers on the sea in Kalpitiya
Winter season: Kitesurfing in December-March
  • Wind direction: North-West
  • Average wind force: 15-20 knots
  • Days with wind: 4-6 days per week with very constant wind!

Travel options

The fastest way to Colombo is by plane from all major European airports.

We at RETTER Sports will be happy to book the flight that suits you best.


Insider tips

You don't feel like cold winter, snow and Christmas stress in Austria or Germany? Then use the time for a surf vacation in December. With temperatures around 30 degrees, the winter season in Kalpitiya is perfect to revive the summer and go kitesurfing in winter.

In the summer months, a day trip to remote Paradise Island/Vella Island is also very popular. There you will find constant wind and calm water. The boat trip takes about an hour and is definitely worth the trip!

Packing list

Besides your bathing and beach things, you should also take the following things for yourself:

ID card

Toilet bag

Any medications

Mosquito protection

Airy clothes

Tips & Info

Absolutely a Ayurvedic massage try it out!

We recommend for this trip a Travel insurance with cancellation protectionso that you are on the safe side if something should happen before or during the trip.

Just click here to see all the travel insurance information. 

Price from 1380 € p. person