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Sri Lanka next week..

Postby ichabod » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:38 pm

Hi all, I'm arriving in Sri Lanka on saturday 25th. I was supposed to be surfing but the mate I was meeting out there got dumped by a wave and broke his pelvis. As I'll be on holiday alone now I thought I might take my kites and have a few questions..

Does anyone know about the wind conditions? Windguru says Kaliptiya has a fairly constant 14 - 15 knots. Is this correct? Do they ever get stronger days? Not sure if I should bother with my 9m or just 12m. The wind is NE which means it is coming over the land. Are there problems with the wind shadow caused by this? Where on the lagoon is the best place to stay and kite?

Thanks for your help!
Dan

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Re: Sri Lanka next week..

Postby logsdon » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:40 am

I am in the last couple days of a month long tour of the island and have kited in a couple places around the island. I was in kaliptiya for 4 days. The general trend seems that it doesn't pick up till around 1ish. If that's the only place you are planning to be I would suggest just taking your 12. I also kited at negombo(was weak), hambontota(was really strong, tricky launching), and hopefully today on the south coast. I ride foils, and had my 12 fall apart on my first day so I've been using my 21 and a 8. Let me know if you need suggestions for places to stay and kite spots. Wish I went further north to Mannar and Jaftna but rain kept us away.

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Re: Sri Lanka next week..

Postby stefdec » Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:17 pm

Hi guys,

the wind here in Kalpitiya is blowing since mi-january on an average of 6 days a week, from 15 to 20+ knots. Depending on the day it can start in the morning and drop mid-afternoon or start around 1-2pm till 6.

And Gisela Pulido is here with us training for PKRA since 2 weeks...

here is a video filmed these days on various spots around Kalpitiya.

More infos : http://www.srilankakite.com


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Re: Sri Lanka next week..

Postby mede » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:16 pm

I'd definitely take the 9 as well.
Last year in Feb, we had about 5 days per week on average kiteable wind, mostly thermically re-inforced, and building around 1pm, lasting until sunset. Typically, when there was wind, it was good for the 9 (20knts or so).
We kited south of Kalpitiya, on the ocean of Thoduwawa/ Madurakuliya.

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Re: Sri Lanka next week..

Postby ichabod » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:55 pm

Thanks for the info - had a fantastic week.. windy 7 days out of 8 and even felt I needed a 7m on one afternoon. Thanks for the great stay at srilankakite!

p.s. Stef, I am trying to get hold of Jurgen and Christine who were staying for the weekend and gave me a lift to the airport - do you have any contact details?

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Re: Sri Lanka next week..

Postby stefdec » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:24 am

Hi, thanks for the good review! And the wind is still blowing everyday!

I've sent Jorgten's mail by pm


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