from Kalpitiya to Mannar

Skill level

  • Capable of Strong upwind tack
  • Fast board recovery
  • Moderate fitness level
  • Capable of small jump
  • Good emergency pack down
  • Emergency pack down for boat rescue
  • Positive mental attitude
  • Prior downwind and/or ocean experience

We provide

  • Experienced IKO certified Guides with first aid and rescue training
  • All Meals, snacks and refreshments
  • General Camping/sleeping material
  • Transportation to launch point on first day
  • Extensive briefing pre trip and on the water briefings
  • Return transport to Kalpitiya

You will need

  • Kite Material in Good Condition! (Ask us about rental)
  • Personal material for on the water and camping
  • Rain Jacket/Windbreaker or warm hoodie
  • Sunglasses and good sun cream
  • Personal medical and sanitary items (in remote areas good pharmacies are few)

Mega Downwinder from Kalpitiya to Mannar

Join us for one of the most amazing kite adventures in the world and downwind the wild and beautiful North West coast of Sri Lanka. This is a multi day trip like no other and the goal is to kite from Kalpitiya to Mannar an approximate 135km with consistent trade winds pumping 20-25 knots +. This trip crosses approximately 45km of Wilpattu National Park coast line leaving you with breathtaking scenery that few people have ever seen. Along the national park crossing you will be greeted by countless eagles including Sri Lankas largest eagle, the Sea Eagle, and if your lucky you might spot and elephant.

After the park the terrain is always changing, from large cliffs, to arid landscapes, with historical monuments and remote fishing villages along the way. On the water you have a non stop playground constantly challenging you. Water conditions vary from mirror flat water to playful shore break to chop. This is a dynamic trip-the ultimate freeride, you get long near flat water/ shore break runs along the national park and close to Mannar. In places like “the cliffs” you get some choppy water but also the amazing back drop making this a challenging and memorable moment.  Along the way are several remote river mouths creating small lagoons with perfect flat water and not a person in sight, paradise!

The team will start in the Dutch Bay/Kalpitiya area near the Islands and mangroves and head North towards Mannar, trip duration is 2 days. All trips will be led by guides who are very experienced in navigating the North West. All guides are IKO certified and trained for emergency medical rescue. The downwind team is supported full time by land support crew who are always one step ahead of us and part time by experienced boat support crew. Along the way we make many stops to rest, check on gear and so the team can have some refreshments.

After the first day we make camp in a jungle location next to the beach and celebrate. During the first day we cover a majority of the downwind distance leaving an easy run to Mannar on the second day. The team then has the option to stay the night in the Mannar area or head back to Kalpitiya.

Day 1: Approximately 85km

Day 2: Approximately 45km

During the trip we stop many times for a rest and to enjoy amazing kite spots. We also provide tons of food and refreshments on the trip to give you full power!

We run trips with min 4 and max 10 kiters depending on rider experience. Each season will have preset tour dates but trips can be organised at any point in the season on request.

Main season for this downwinder: June to September

Mega Downwinder from Kalpitiya to Mannar

Our standard rate for the full trip is 250 euros
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Main contact

Keira Perera

Info, Bookings, Travel Assistance

+94 0777277554 (whatsapp)

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Additional contacts

Axel P

+33 69277251 (whatsapp)

Michael L

+49 15209733731 (whatsapp)

Anais G

+94 077 993 4453 (whatsapp)

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