This is a bit of a no-brainer, because Kalpitiya is consistently rated as one of the best places in the world for kite surfing! The season runs from May to September, but you can also visit during the “winter” season from November/December to February – when we visited in early February there were nearly 100 kite surfers in the shallow lagoon. For those hoping to learn how to kite surf, there are many schools available. However, unlike surfing where it’s possible to do a drop-in, one-off lesson on a whim, kite surfing can take up to 10 days to learn the basics so you will need to set aside some time if you want to take it seriously. Prices tend to be fairly similar across the board.