Choose Valampuri Kitesurfing resort for your best kitesurfing lessons and kitesurfing vibes in Sri Lanka! Our handpicked team of instructors, Kobus, Jeeva, and Samara, are all IKO qualified instructors. Each of them has a minimum of 3 years or more experience and has taught hundreds of students over the years.
All of them have a good level of English communication skills and are patient. Your safety is also important to us. We have experience in teaching young children to older people. Some people progress faster than others, and we customize your lesson according to your needs. We pride ourselves on providing personalized service to your level and needs. We have seen over the years that people learn differently and at different speeds.
» All safety equipment.
» Transfer via boat.
» All kitesurfing equipment.
» IKO card and registration on the IKO database.
» Cabin on the kalpitiya beach for shade, etc;
» No additional fee is included.
Our IKO instructors are passionate about kitesurfing in Kalpitiya and enjoy teaching and the experience of meeting new people.
Kalpitiya Lagoon provides a safe environment with shallow and flat water, which is ideal for faster progress in kitesurfing. Our IKO instructors know the Kalpitiya kitesurfing lagoon very well and keep a close eye on you, holding on to you until they are satisfied that you can kitesurf freely on the Kalpitiya lagoon. Upon completion of your kitesurfing course, you will receive your IKO Kitesurfing card, and we will register you on the IKO database. The card allows you to rent equipment not only in Sri Lanka but worldwide. Taking your kitesurfing lessons with Valampuri Kitesurfing resort will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime, and hopefully, it will help you progress to the next levels.
» Winter Season: From 15th December to 01st March
» Summer Season: From 15th May to 01st October
» Theory of wind, weather, and hazards on the beach
» S.E.A. (Spot, Environment, Activity) Assessment, holding, carrying, and securing a kite on land
» Kite set-up
» Usage of the 3-step safety systems
» Pre-flight check
» In-flight quick release activation
» Launching and landing as an assistant
» First piloting and exploration of the wind window's edge
» Letting go of the bar
» Twisting and untwisting the lines
» Trim discovery
» Flying one-handed
» Walking while flying the kite
» Wind window theory
» Equipment packing
» Teaching hours recommendation to achieve this level from zero.
It’s time to connect with the water. This is where the fun begins, but also where your skills will be put to the test. Here, you will feel the full potential of the kite. You will not only learn how to body drag in all directions and how to use the power of the kite, but also how to relaunch the kite in the water and how to do the self-rescue technique. Finally, you will experience what you came for - your first water start!
» Enter and exit the water while controlling the kite
» Water relaunch
» Self-rescue and pack-down discovery
» Side body drag with 2 hands
» Body drag with power stroke on both sides
» Body drag upwind
» Body drag with the board
» R.O.W (Right of Way) rules
» Power strokes
» Steady pull
» Water start
» Teaching hours recommendation:
It’s time to be a medium between two elements and become an independent rider. The more you learn, the more passionate you will become about kiteboarding! In this step, you will not only master a few necessary tools like riding upwind, controlling speed or transition, but also some fun tricks like toe-side ride or turn. Of course, as the level of riding skills goes up, so does the level of safety skills.
» Controlled Stop
» Control of Riding Speed by Edging
» Self-Rescue and Pack Down in Deep Water
» Riding Upwind
» Sliding Transitions
» Toe-Side Riding
» Toe-Side Turn
» Teaching hours recommendation: