Growing up on the Kapalady Lagoon in Sri Lanka, Mawfeer lived in a palm leaf hut, his father a fisherman, his family very poor. That all changed when kiteboarding entered his life.
Due to the civil war,
there was no tourism in the region — until a couple of foreign kiters
began sessioning the lagoon. Given the incredible conditions, they
returned regularly. Fascinated, Mawfeer would always watch from afar.
Something ignited within him. One day he built his own kite out of a broken
umbrella and fishing line, along with a board he made out of cardboard.
Disheartened after the rig didn’t work, Mawfeer threw it all away in
Even though he
couldn’t speak English, soon after Mawfeer courageously approached the
kiters. They ended up showing him how to assist in launching, landing,
and rigging —eventually teaching him how to kite. Before long, the group
started the first kiteboarding camp in Sri Lanka, where Mawfeer began
working in the kitchen. Since then Mawfeer has built his family a house,
pays for his little brother to go to school in Colombo (Sri Lanka’s
capital city), and he is a certified IKO instructor at Kitesurfing Lanka
While Mawfeer has a big heart, also absolutely kills
it on the water. Having ridden and tested ZIAN kites since the
beginning, he has developed a unique, high-energy style. Influenced and
inspired by the countless kiters that flock to Sri Lanka for long
seasons of 24-hour wind, Mawfeer’s riding is raw, fearless and creative,
combining and adapting tricks into a seamless dance that regularly
leaves bystanders speechless.
Text from Zian Kiteboarding Australia.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Sunday, November 16, 2014
ELEMENTS from Antoine Clerc on Vimeo.
ELEMENTS from Antoine Clerc The new video of our Sri Lankan trip is ON ! THANKS TO; North Kiteboarding, ION, tshOtsh Kiteboarding Apparel, Tingerlaat - Save Your Skin & ZephControl ! RIDERS; Clio Mouchel, Antoine Clerc, Thomas Martinot-Lagarde, Laurent Sublet, Mélanie Volatron, Thomas Boucher, Ingrosso Fabio MUSIC; Fakear - Neptune
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
My name is Dilsiri Welikala and I have been blessed with the reality of being able to live my dream – a chilled out hotel by the India Ocean with a lot of activities.
I was working in the Corporate Sector for 7 years but always knew that my passion lay in the ocean and activities concerning it.
The sport of Kitesurfing is very popular in Sri Lanka now. I was one of the first Sri Lankan’s to embrace the sport and discovered a number of spots. Soon kitesurfing became a passion of mine leading to the eventuality of me leaving my secure job to start Kitesurfing Lankawith my fellow Kiter Friend and business partner Leo Moret.
I am passionate about people, sport and the environment. Kalpitiya is a hotspot of nature with the largest Coral Reef in Sri Lanka, Largest Lagoon and one of the Largest Nationals Parks in Sri Lanka all situated close to each other.
We have an amazing staff with different personalities and traits. Rajitha is an Artist, Tilak a former Adventurer and Kayaker, some are crazy about Kitesurfing, while others music. You will really get a glimpse of Sri Lanka and its awesome Culture.
For an added experience, we also visit the local schools a lot, teaching English and assisting it the development of kids through sport. We always encourage our guests to bring old toys, books and games for the these schools which really don’t have much.
Apart from Kitesurfing, we also have activities like Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP), Kayaking, Diving and Snorkeling and Whales, Dolphins. We can organize excursions to the National Parks and Ancient Cities.
Its pretty laid back here and you will love the open spaces in this former coconut estate by the lagoon and ocean. An evening stroll on the beach will leave you in awe when you see the amazing sunsets and dialogues with the local fishermen would really give you a view of rural Sri Lanka.
I welcome you to Kitesurfing Lanka. I know you will be not only blessed with an awesome experience but come to know some awesome friends.
website – www.kitesurfinglanka.com
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Tour du Monde visits Sri Lanka's best small scale places of interest. Kitesurfing Lanka is one of them. Found at 3.15
TRIP to Kitesurfing Lanka 2014 from Kitesurfing Lanka on Vimeo.
Sri Lanka, the paradise kitesurfing If you like kite surfing and looking for an exotic destination or to learn kitesurfing, Sri Lanka is the place to go !! Dilsiri and Leo: kitesurfing teachers, graduates of the Organization International Kitesurfing (IKO) will be happy to welcome you in the camp and kite school. They will mentor you in your progress, will guide you through extraordinary kitetrips, or to schedule your time on the rest of the island. Our structure is located on the North West coast of Sri Lanka, on the peninsula of Kalpitiya, 2 hours from Colombo. International Airport with more than a dozen spots around the camp, you'll be in heaven kite. The spots are sparsely populated, mostly virgins. From May to October the wind is seamless with an average of 18-20 knots (minimum 13 knots up to 30 knots), 24/24, 7/7, the conditions are all simply exceptional. we have a second season from December to March with an average of 4-5 days a week of wind, the wind gets up the after noon between 15 and 20 knots. This season is not as sales from May to October but offer other activitees like to see the whales and dolphins make the plunge, make kayaking trips. Watch our second web to see in detail the activitees we provide site kalpitiyadolphin.com On one side of the peninsula there is the Indian Ocean, ideal for freeride or for fun in the waves; on the other side: the Kalpitiya lagoon is perfect for beginners and freestylers. The huge lagoon Puttalam has a multitude of amazing spots, some dishes like a mirror when it blows 25 knots. We organize superb downwind and campsites on the islands of the lagoon. Everyone will find their rider from beginner to the more extreme. The kite trips are organized every week and can be scheduled for a period of one day to one week. We offer accommodations facing the Indian Ocean for all types of budgets: the tent private bungalow. All our accommodations are new and meet a European standard with an exotic touch. As you can see from the pictures on our site, you will not have to travel far to go kiting, you'll just have to get out of your bungalow and inflate your kite. We cook delicious food: fruits and vegetables from the surrounding villages ; fish, crabs, shrimp caught that night. We specialize in local cuisine (curry rice in a thousand ways) and the French cuisine: roast chicken, potatoes au gratin, beef fillets marinated fish and seafood from the sea. , we can arrange transportation from the airport . to your accommodation We are part of the first kite surfing on the island, we know the kite spots in Sri Lanka as a person. Video:
Monday, July 14, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Monday, May 19, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
COACHING clinics really help take you to the next level in our Kiting. My first experience was last year with Nico and what a lot of progress I made in just 1 week! This year Kitesurfing Lanka will have Brice who has lots of experience with coaching.
Brice is a certified instructor in sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing (Brevet d’Etat), and opinion leader for 4 years for various brands (Naish : windsurfing in 2006 and Slingshot: Kiteboarding since 2010).
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