Kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka:

We´ll make you ride!

Sri Lanka Tourism Award Winner
“Best watersport center” & Kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka

Kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka – book your kite surf holidays in Kalpitiya The best Kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka = De Silva Windresort. De Silva offers the best kitesurfing school and kite surf center in Sri Lanka! Book kitesurfing lessons and rooms directly at Sri Lankas kite spot Kalpitiya! 

Welcome to Sri Lanka! The journey to paradise is possible again! Come to Kalpitiya for kitesurfing, windsurfing or just to relax and enjoy the diverse offer of De Silva 🙂

You are fully vaccinated and prefer to stay at De Silva?

Stay at  2** De Silva PALM  RESORT!     or

Stay at DE SILVA Windresort with the enclosed water sport center and kitesurfing school!

Enjoy the nature of Kalpitiya and relax in a sun lounger by the swimming pool! In the newly built restaurant we serve you local and international specialties!

The rooms are air-conditioned and the kite lagoon is only a few meters away 🙂


no PCR tests needed

no quarantine

arrive and go kitesurfing/windsurfing at the BIG Kalpitiya Lagoon

discover with us the best downwinders of Kalpitiya region

jump into the ocean, next to the lagoon

Personal words from the owner to our guests…

My dear guests, I would like to write these few lines for you today to give you a little insight into the hole the Corona Pandemic has caused in Sri Lanka. As already reported by some media in European countries, the current economic situation due to Covid is more than unpleasant. Unfortunately, the state of Sri Lanka has not supported the hotel and tourism industry financially in any way. Thus we are now for more than 2 years completely on our own. Of course, this does not only affect De Silva, but all other companies in this sector from Sri Lanka as well. Everyone can imagine the spiral of negative effects for the entire population.

De Silva Windresort with its watersports center exists since 2011 and as one of the first operators in Kalpitiya, my team and I have been instrumental in developing and promoting the spot as a hotspot for kitesurfers. I personally had about 30 employees before the crisis. It was very important to me to give monthly support to the people who worked for De Silva. At the beginning, of course, this was even higher, but in the meantime I myself have reached my financial limits. In order to keep the resorts on a level, in addition to the running costs, one must of course also carry investments to prevent rough wear and tear. Thus I was also forced to invest a lot.

Why should you support us with your booking?

So you are planning a trip to Kalpitiya and also looking for the best provider for your needs? Some of you may choose the cheapest provider. However, we cannot pursue a dumping price strategy if we realistically still want to be a service provider for kitesurfing, windsurfing, wing surfing, stand up paddling and accommodation, Ayurveda and much more by Christmas 2022.

This means for every guest who also supports us here in Kalpitiya with a booking to get back on our feet, that he/she can also expect a corresponding standard. In 2018 we were able to win the last awarded tourism prize in the area of “Best Water Sports Center”. We will maintain this level and continue where we ended before the crisis!
Our team remains positive and definitely we will make sure your stay is one of the best vacations ever! 🙂

Your Upul De Silva

Book your kitesurf holidays in December at De Silva
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De Silva Restaurant at kite hotel in Sri Lanka

Stay in one of our two resorts – Kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka



Rooms for Comfort Lovers

Modern. Comfortable. Tropical Style.

DE SILVA Windresort



For ECO Friends

Feel good. Relax. Experience nature.

Feel the total relaxation when the tropical wind makes the palm leaves rustle above you. Stay over a couple of days at our Kalpitiya Relax Hotel – De Silva Palmresort! Ideal for watersport fans and companions! Perfect to relax after your kitessurfing day and offer your dear ideal comfort.

For ECO Friends. De Silva Windresort offers a unique surfer style hotel directly at Sri Lankas hotspot Kalpitiya Lagoon. The stated water sports school stocks international brands such as North, or Gaastra, Tabou. The ultimate place for all water sports fans!

Our valuable guests may of course use all the amenities of both resorts 🙂

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Level 1 Hotel Kalpitiya De Silva Windresort

Kitesurfing school

Above all, the best kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka offers high-end instruction standards (VDWS) and individual courses to make you ride! Book your individual kite surf course here and read in short what you will learn during your beginner course!

Kalpitiya rooms

Book your kite surf lessons at Kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka and rooms directly at Sri Lankas hotspot Kalpitiya Lagoon! Either singles, couples, families and groups will find in our two resorts built next to each other nice accommodation for all budgets!

Windsurf center

The one and only windsurf school in Kalpitiya! Offered by Sri Lankan 4th times windsurf National Champion Upul De Silva. Learn windsurfing here at Kalpitiya Lagoon! Book your windsurf lessons and rooms directly at Sri Lankas hotspot Kalpitiya Lagoon!

Buy North Kites

Actually we offer the new NORTH Kiteboarding equipment! You can rent and test it or buy your new North gear at our surf shop. In case you bring your own kites and boards just store them with us during your water sport holidays. Therefore we offer a secured storage for free!

Best kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka


Upul De Silva & De Silva Team

Upul De Silva, himself a successful windsurf (Asian Games 2006) and passionate waterman founded the surf school in 2009, as one of the first at a time when Sri Lanka was unknown as a wind sports destination.

Read more about our story and get to know our De Silva Team…

Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka: Kalpitiya

De Silva offers the best kitesurfing school and kite surf center in Sri Lanka! Book your kitesurfing lessons and rooms directly at Sri Lankas hotspot Kalpitiya Lagoon!

Next to 10 months of wind, Kalpitiya offers the huge Kalpitiya Lagoon with flat waters, standing areas (perfect for beginners) and teaching zones. In addition, the ocean is just a jump away where higher levels can go for a ride! 

Moreover there are a lot of options to make a kite trip: e.g. Vella Island, Dreamspot or down-winders!

Read more of the spots and our kite school in Sri Lanka…

Stay at De Silva Resorts

Our motto is “We´ll make you ride” so whatever level you come from we offer you best conditions here in Kalpitiya to have a great surf holidays!

To sum up, a lot of amenities await you next to the kite school and the windsurf center: Refresh during a swim, relax while your Ayurvedic treatments, compete in a billiard match or just relax in a hammock 🙂

In our restaurant we serve you best and totally fresh foods from the region. 

On the other hand at DE SILVA surfbar you can order fresh cocktails, coconuts, soft drinks and lion beer.

During your whole stay at De Silva we will take care of your well being – so just have a great time in Kalpitiya!


Kalpitiya as a region is very strongly influenced by fishing. After the first tourists found their way to Kalpitiya about 10 years ago (after the end of the war), traditional handicrafts can be seen everywhere. Likewise through the booming tourism a lot has changed. The profitable economy offers many families a new livelihood and promotes growth in all areas. De Silva is considered the initiator of water sports tourism in Kalpitiya and was one of the first to introduce Kalpitiya as a kitesurfing and windsurfing spot to the world and to market it as such.

Just a 5 minutes ride with a tuck tuck you reach the center of Kalpitiya town. Even there are not many attractions, you have the option to get a insight of the real life Sri Lankan inhabitants. In terms of progress, Sri Lanka is still behind the European standards in many ways but for this you can still see tradition craftsmanship! 

De Silva Charity - What we do for others...

As a hotel company and kite school in Sri Lanka, we overtake responsibility for natural environment! De Silva does not withdraw from this topic and tries to take a leading role!

That is to say, we have changed our hotel business into plastic free. 

We try as much as possible to avoid waste when buying food for the hotel. 

Certainly we hope to create awareness by cleaning Kalpitiya´s beach & streets!

Moreover we support the poor families and school children in Kalpitiya with school books and clothes.

There´s a lot more…

De Silva charity


SRi Lanka Tourism Award Winner 2018 for best watersport center in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism Award winner

As proud winner in the category “best water sport center”of the last Tourism Award, De Silva offers for both resorts the best kitesurfing school in Sri Lanka! Next to the kitesurf center you find the most professional windsurf station with SUP and the new trend sport wing foilsurfing.

In case you search the internet for a suitable accommodation for your next dream holiday in Sri Lanka, you will find more than enough offers. At DE SILVA you will find unique surfer style and comfortable rooms in a relaxing natural environment. Even tough every kite school in Sri Lanka has its offers only one can be the best and this is us! In addition, the Corona pandemic calls for accommodation that is safe for tourists and meets the highest standards of hygiene. This is what we offer at De Silva for all tourists and local guests who are looking for relaxation.

Besides the stable wind months, Kalpitiya is also known for its dolphins and whales that you can watch during the winter months. In addition, we have installed many amenities and activities for your comfortable stay in Kalpitiya.

We offer you highest standards as internationally recognised water sport provider. Wether in Kitesurfing or Windsurfing as well as top equipment for rental, kite lessons and individual trainings. 

We´ll make you ride!

Book here your windsurf or kitesurfing holidays directly with us
and get a -5% Discount on Room Basis Price and a 15% Voucher for a product of your choice from our surf shop

Our Services

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Kitespot for freeriding

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and windsurf center for all levels

Stand up Paddling in Sri Lanka

Stand-Up Paddling

Courses and rental
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Different room types

in two resorts
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Restaurant and Bar

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in all areas
airport pick up

Airport transfer

Ayurveda massages

Massage and Ayurveda

Yoga center

Yoga on request

in the morning or evening

Pool for all guests

with kids area


Dolphin and whale watching in Kalpitiya

Dolphin and whale watching in Kalpitiya

If you come to Sri Lanka for kitesurfing, don't miss the possibility of dolphin and whale watching in Kalpitiya! There is one of the biggest pods of dolphins just a few kilometers off Kalpitiya´s coast. A boat ride will take you out to see this wild beauties in their...

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Action Water Sports Camps

Action Water Sports Camps in January 2022 by De Silva Would you like to work on your fitness during your holidays and put one or two New Year's resolutions into practice? Then why not join our Action Water Sports Camps in Kalpitiya powered by De Silva! We start 2022...

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Are you looking for the best kite spots in Sri Lanka? We offer you kitesurfaris and downwinders to the best kite spots around! The BIG Kalpitiya Lagoon is just in front of our resorts where the instructions for kite beginners are held! FINALLY, good news from Sri...

Ready for your new water sport experience?

Try out wing foilsurfing in Sri Lanka!

Wing foilsurfing in Sri Lanka is a variation of a water sport that has developed from kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand-up paddling. Standing on a board, the surfer holds a wing in his hand, which he places into the wind.

With the new hydrofoil boards you will get easily into gliding and have great fun! Give it a try….

We´ll make you ride wings! 🙂

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