Kite and Windsurfing
Bentota and Negombo are popular places for windsurfing on the West Coast Sri Lanka. The windsurfing season lasts from November to April on this coastal belt, after which the East Coast takes over from April to September. Uppuveli and Nilaveli beaches offer ample opportunities for windsurfing with their great surf. Sunshine Water Sports Center in Bentota is a VDWS certified company that provides internationally recognized windsurfing courses.
Kite surfing is a relatively new sport in the Sri Lanka. The best time for kitesurfing on the West Coast is from May to October, when the wind conditions are suitable for the sport. While most kite surfers head for the Kalpitiya Peninsula, it is also possible to enjoy the sport in Negombo, Hikkaduwa and Bentota. Kitesurfing Lanka is a reputed operator that runs lessons for kitesurfers of varying levels of expertise, hires out equipment and arranges kiteboarding trips. The instructors here are IKO certified.