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Kalpitiya

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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day89

    Beach time in Kalpitiya

    August 16 in Sri Lanka

    We head to nearby fishing beach side town Kalpitiya. It's a fishing village which has tourism because of great winds attracting water sports lovers, mostly kite surfers. We thought it would be a great chance for Jean to try learn too. Lila had fun building some tunnels and pyramids and was lucky to find some treasure in the sand, five 2 rupee coins! In Kalpitiya we also got introduced to the Baker on wheels, a tuk tuk which goes around selling yummy baked goods and playing ice cream truck music 😊Read more

  • Day167

    The magic of the ocean

    December 28, 2016 in Sri Lanka

    What a gift to be able to spend this time in, on and around the water.

    Christmas was a tough time for me this year, but besides talking to my family on Skype, experiencing all the ocean's beauties and meeting great people to kite surf with made it such a valuable time nonetheless.

    Oceanic highlights of the week: seeing hundreds of dolphins like these oneshttps://goo.gl/photos/UVbHi3kCXZggsnxN9 , kite surfing, night swimming in florescent plankton (by far the best I've experienced yet), swimming across the lagoon (800m each way) a few times.Read more

  • Day3

    Not sure I am improving.

    December 28, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    Tough feeling, with all the time invested I don't see major improvements since last year.
    Jumps are still at the same height and the tricks learned this summer don't seem to have been memorized by the muscles.
    Hopefully that's just because I need to warm up.
    Let's see tomorrow.
    Our bungalow is great, at night quite noisy because of the wind blowing through it and not sure what animals playing around - being surrounded by nature feels good.Read more

  • Day5

    Jenga!

    December 30, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    Board rescue reporting for duty! Wojtek is close to being able to ride upwind but for now loses the board every now and then so his supportive brother brings it back to him.
    We've got internet now - installed a local sim card on my brother's phone so I can finally upload pictures with my blogs! 15gb of data for 6 USD. Same amount in roaming fees would have cost us 225'000 USD - it's absolutely not a joke (actually it is, a bad one).
    We played some drinking Jenga game yesterday with Stephane and Bao (2 of the owners) - really makes you careful.
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  • Day7

    Downwind, Jenga and Hi 2018.

    January 1 in Sri Lanka

    What a day!
    Started with a small session before lunch, some good air despite light winds. Shortly after we departed with a group of 10 with boats, heading straight north. 45 minutes of a bumpy ride brought us to a wonderful glassy water spot were we enjoyed ourselves for about an hour. Then the fun part started, riding downwind back to the camp.
    The fun part lasted only so long as my kite did not seem very enthusiastic about holding its air and I had to be rescued halfway.
    My 12m Rebel will probably need to undergo some surgery later.

    Since it was the 31st, the team here had a exquisite dinner prepared for us, pig, shrimps, crab, fish, you name it!
    Some drinking Jenga followed and it was the most impressive and tense game played.

    Thank you SriLankaKite! :)
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  • Day9

    When wind is gone

    January 3 in Sri Lanka

    The wind took time off the two first days of the year. He is scheduled to come back to work today though.
    A little break is always welcome as it becomes increasingly difficult to align long sessions over consecutive days.
    The kite has been repaired and is now ready for action. Luckily it was a small hole in the smallest bladder which was causing the problems.
    Got some tips from the local pro and will try some small kiteloops today... I am a bit scared and probably rightfully so.
    We are now in the second half of our stay here and it feels like by the end we won't mind going back to our daily lives.
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  • Day12

    Higher

    January 6 in Sri Lanka

    Time goes by in paradise. Wind, tasty food and sunny weather are the key components of happiness here.
    Last two days saw a stronger and gustier wind which finally made me break the 5-6 meters barrier. I am starting to consistently be able to jump quite high, it feels amazing!

    Last few days will also be quite windy so I really should start working on new things. Today we will try another downwind session, very much looking forward to it!

    A few guys from Geneva and France arrived and they are quite fun. Also they are not very good at Jenga so they are paying for the shots!

    Wojtek managed to ride back from the teaching area to the school yesterday, a major milestone in feeling totally autonomous! Good job bro :).
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  • Day13

    Yesterday we tried another downwind session and it went like this.
    A. Arrive at the spot and get told by fisherman to gtfo.
    B. Begin the downwind ride with close to no wind.
    C. Continuously move the kite to create enough lift and reach the first checkpoint.
    D. Drink a beer.
    E. Evaluate the situation and decide to keep going, this time in the ocean.
    F. F**k. Bad idea wind also low there.
    G. Give it all to reach the camp before the wind dissapears completely.
    H. Happy ending.

    Then sausages, beers and gratin dauphinois. In Sri Lanka. Ah ah.

    Today low wind, frustration, a nap and some cursing.
    Kite and board cleaned. Tomorrow last day but I am not in the mood to wait for wind and be frustrated by its absence later.

    Overall terrific vacations though!
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  • Day2

    Welcome to Sri Lanka

    December 27, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    6 hours from ZRH to DXB.
    6 hours in DXB
    5 hours from DXB to CMB (Colombo)
    3 more hours by car to Kalpitiya.

    But finally we arrived. It feels like I never left.
    Lot of wind today and apparently tomorrow as well. Can't wait to be back on my board.

    Many of the staff is still here, nice to see them again!
    Our accomodation is very nice and the bar overlooking the lagoon is amazing.

  • Day5

    Fire!

    December 30, 2017 in Sri Lanka

    Local idiot thought it would be a good idea to start burning some wood just next to our camp, just as wind was picking up.
    The team here did crazy "bring water from the lagoon and throw it in the fire" marathon to be sure it doesn't spread.
    The police is underway to arrest the culprit hopefully. Thats how those big fires start, one idiot is enough to lay destruction to entire forests, lands.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Kalpitiya, DBK

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