Kitesurfing is a sport that has caught the eyes of many adventure lovers and surf enthusiasts these days. During the recent years the sport has made its way to Sri Lanka and today it has been practised by youngsters and tourists in many of the beautiful beaches across Sri Lanka.
What is Kite Surfing?
Kitesurfing is a kind of surfing that requires a controllable power kite that the surfer uses to travel harnessing the power of the wind, What makes kite surfing different from traditional surfing is, a kite surfer uses the power of wind to steer and travel over the water and traditional surfing relies on the power of the currents and waves to travel.
Negombo and Kitesurfing
Negombo is the birthplace of kitesurfing in Sri Lanka, the reason for this is Negombo has the perfect wind conditions and a good shoreline which is ideal for this sport, through the years the sport has become a popular attraction in the city. There is also a dedicated factory here that manufactures kite surfing accessories.
How can you Surf?
It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a pro in kite surfing, Negombo is home to a number of surf schools where you can rent surf gear or learn windsurfing from scratch. With many tourists visiting the city finding the right surf shop won’t be a hassle.
Where can you stay and when to visit?
As mentioned earlier the city is a tourist hotspot. You can find a number of hotels and resorts here. The Amagi Aria which is a Negombo accommodation located very close to the surf area is one of them. The seasonal winds reach here during May to August and this is the ideal time to visit here for the best surfing experience and trust me surfing here will definitely be an experience that is worth your while.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+