Friday, June 29, 2012

The Red Bull Island Hopping Kite Race 2012

Its just a few days away. The plan for the weekend;

Saturday 7th July
10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Kite Race
1.00 PM
Upwind Challenge - Make your way back to Kalpitiya Lagoon from Dream Spot
3.00 PM to 5.00 PM
Free ride session in Kalpitiya Lagoon
7.30 PM Onwards
Kite After Party at Divyaa Hotel
Sunday 8th July
11 AM to 1 PM
Big Jump Challenge in Kalpitiya Lagoon
4.00 PM
Awards Ceremony near Kitesurfing Lanka Spot
**Music, Food at beach all day long
  • Transport to the beach side of the lagoon is available. Simply call 0777 968 68
  • Entrace free for the competitions. Free access to party and subsidized meals for competitors
  • Party Tickets for outsiders is Rs. 1000. Available at the gate.
  • Meals could be purchased at the venue.
For Competitors;
Kite Race
  • Riders must attend the Race Director Briefing at 9.00 AM at the Kappalady Lagoon
  • Riding in open ocean is a must
  • All riders must wear the lycra with the jersey number
  • Advanced riders only
  • Free entrance however need to complete the disclaimer
  • Once completed boats will transport riders back to the Kalpitiya Lagoon
USD 575 for the Kite Race Winner
USD 380 for 2nd
USD 190 for 3rd

Route Map
The most trickiest part is once you cross the sand bank into the Kalpitiya Lagoon. The wind will be gusty especially when you go through the passage into the Puttalam Lagoon.

Upwind Challenge
  • A bonus event
  • Make your way from Dream Spot to the Kalpitiya Lagoon and win
USD 190 for winner
Big Jump Event (Sunday)
  • Will be held at the Kalpitiya Lagoon
  • Longest jump wins
USD 190 for winner
If no one completes the upwind challenge then prize money is double for Big Jump Event
For more information on the race contact Kitesurfing Lanka 0773 686 235 or e mail

 With Kitesurfing Lanka you will have an epic time!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Red Bull Island Hopping 2012

The Red Bull Island Hopping Kite Race will be on the 7th and 8th of July. It will be in association with Kitesurfing Lanka. This will be the 3rd year that Red Bull Sri Lanka has teamed up to work out an event of this nature. As Sri Lanka gets on the map for the sport, Kitesurfing Lanka will continue to develop and promote the sport right throughout the island.
Thanks must go to Neil and Willy from the Kiteboard Tour Asia who have supported Kitesurfing Sri Lanka in numerous ways. KTA Race Director Stephen Hertig will be the official Race Director for this event which will see participants from a number of countries taking part.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Epic Kite Event Planned for July 7th 2012

Its been a few years since we had a competition. The Red Bull Island Hopping would be on the 7th July. Free registration and a sweet prize for the winner.

Registrations for the race should be via SMS +94 773 686 235 or e mail Please include the following information:
Full Name
Lycra Size (S,M or L)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Everything about Kitesurfing Lanka is Pretty Darn Epic!

Thanks Frenchie for the clip. Willy, they were not illegal fisherman haha.

Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya with Kitesurfing Lanka.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Narapichit Pudla AKA Yo writes...

Yo is this hardcore super fun kiter from Thailand. He is also the Asian Champion and I know he will do well at the 2016 Olympics if he parties less! haha. This is his account of the stay at Kitesurfing Lanka. Click here!

Chef Thilak, Dil and Yo try some food!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just what the doctor ordered...


Mischi's Turtle Rescue

Mishi is one of the most epic kitesurfers of Sri Lanka. Well done Mishi and thank you. Kiting in Sri Lanka would never be this enjoyable if not for you.
Mischi's Turtle Rescue from Thomas Steiger on Vimeo.