Celebrating 10 years of De Silva Windresort at Kalpitiya Lagoon Kitesurfing Spot Sri Lanka!

What are 10 years already? A legitimate question when you look at big companies. But after so many years of crisis it is something special to be able to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Kalpitiya Lagoon Kitesurfing Spot and we are happy to celebrate this event together with you!

How all began

Exactly 10 years ago, we started the first kitesurfing and windsurfing school in Kalpitiya for you. Upul De Silva, as a passionate water sportsman got to know the spot in the course of his activities as a windsurfer. After experiencing the numerous windy days and the perfect conditions for beginners, freestylers and pros, it was clear to him that he would set up his own water sports center here one day. When the 30 year civil war in Sri Lanka finally came to an end on May 18, 2009, Upul took this as an opportunity to buy the perfect plot of land in Kalpitiya directly at the hot spot Kalpitiya Big Lagoon to build up the Kalpitiya Lagoon Kitesurfing Spot and make it known to the world.
The first encounters with the sports kitesurfing and windsurfing were of great joy for the local fishermen. The area in and around Kalpitiya and Puttalam is well known as a fishing region and serves partly the whole island with local specialties and seafood. Fresh fish, mussels, crabs, shrimp lobster, dried fish and much more is obtained here and exported. Together with the fishermen associations we were able to find solutions to make the spot navigable for kite tourists from all over the world as well as to leave the fishermen in the lagoon their sources of income.

Kalpitiya Lagoon Kitesurfing Spot

Kalpitiya Lagoon Kitesurfing Spot

How tourism changed Kalpitiya

In the last 10 years Kalpitiya has changed a lot! New roads, high voltage electricity, internet, many local businesses that have profited from the increasing tourism in Kalpitiya. But also new business ideas could gain a foothold. Thanks to the ideal spot conditions, the numerous wind months, the many downwinder possibilities and kite resorts on site. Kalpitiya is one of the most popular kite and water sports spots in the world. De Silva offers the largest watersports center in Kalpitiya and all of Sri Lanka. In the program we have kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP and since recently also wing-foiling. If you want to try your luck in the open ocean you can always switch from the lagoon to the sea. Kitesurfing trips to Paradise Island, Donkey Point or the Dreamspot are standard program and are organized according to the wishes of the guests.

Join the 10th anniversary of De Silva party

So celebrate with us the 10th anniversary of De Silva and Kalpitiya Lagoon Kitesurfing Spot on 27.12.2022. Live music, mega atmosphere and good vibes awaits you! Start with Sundown at Kalpitiya Lagoon – Entrance De Silva. Registrations are now possible by phone or e-mail! office@surfschool-srilanka.com


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