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Sri Lanka’s an amazing place. Like a mini Southern India where everything’s been mashed together into an island the same size as Ireland… and everyone’s sound. Genuinely – we’ve been there seven times and we have yet to meet one bad lad, not to mention the tea plantations, mountain ranges, rattling old trains, huge buddhas and golden beaches.

We’ll be going up north to the little explored borderland between the southern Sinhalese and the northern Tamil people. There are two windy seasons in Sri Lanka – one from June – October and one from December to March. We’re going in mid-september at the pinnacle of the windy season where we’ll have perfect, flat, shallow, windy conditions.

We’ll be eating healthy Sri Lankan fare, spinning around on Stand Up Paddleboards, doing yoga every morning and having a few drinks every evening… but most of all we’ll be spending all day every day kiting and improving in Kalpitiya’s perfect conditions.




We’re going to a kite camp called ‘Kitesurfing Lanka’ which is located just down the road from the main lagoon where everyone kites. Our friends over there, Leo and Dil, have built an incredible place out of nothing over the course of the last few years, and we’ve been lucky to have been a small part of it.

There are three types of accommodation from the basic one which is included in the price, the slightly fancier one (en suite bathrooms etc.) for an extra €8 per night and a very fancy one for an extra €22 per night. There’ll be more info on that when you get in touch buuuuuut for now…. here’s all the info you’ll need:


  • Transfers to and from colombo
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Three beautiful local meals every day
  • Yoga classes every morning
  • An epic overnight island kiting adventure
  • Boat rescue when out in the water
  • Previously Unseen levels of craic


The best thing about the Sri Lanka trip is the overnight downwinder, and I for one can’t wait to get back up there – it’s one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done.

The plan is to take a flotilla of boats up past the end of the Kalpitiya peninsula and out to the untouched islands at the very for north. We’ll let all the kiters who are up for it off the boats a few kilometres upwind of the island where we’ll be staying – then we’ll downwind there in a big group. When we get there we’ll spend the the day kiting and teaching lessons in some of the flattest, most perfect conditions we’ve ever seen.

Then there’ll be a bonfire, loads of food and a good few drinks – the next day we’ll rinse and repeat – not coming back until late the next evening.


Sept 7th – 17th

There’s a three tiered system in place depending on how much kitesurfing experience you’ve had in the past and whether you have your own equipment.


This is for those who are fully independant kitesurfers with their own equipment All they need is a little bit of help with new tricks. This Includes:

  • Daily clinics on new tricks and general kite tips (emergency pack down, kite trimming, riding strapless etc)
  • Somebody constantly keeping an eye on you and the comfort of a rescue boat at all times.


This is for those who are already reasonably confident at kitesurfing but who don’t have their own equipment. This Includes:

  • Three hours guaranteed equipment use per day
  • At least an hour a day attention from a qualified instructor
  • Somebody constantly keeping an eye on you and the comfort of a rescue boat at all times.


This is for everyone from complete first-timers all the way up to people ready to get up on the board. This Includes:

  • Three hours of kitesurfing lessons from a qualified instructor every day for 7 days, and a further two days of equipment rental
  • Somebody constantly keeping an eye on you and the comfort of a rescue boat at all times.

Flights this September are coming in at around €580 – €680 round trip, it’s not to be missed!




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Spent 10 days in Sri Lanka with the Bigstyle team and had an incredible holiday. Brilliant teaching and I am now hooked. Sun, fun, great way to meet people and learn a new and exhilarating sport. Thank you Kris and George!

Antonia Courtney 15 October 2017

Went on the bigstyle trip to Tanzania in January and it didn't fail to disappoint. The lads looked after everything we needed and ensured that the craic was definitely 90! � This trip, or any of their trips, cater for all abilities, shapes and sizes. Kitesurfing with flamingos and downwinders through mangrove forests is a memory I'll have forever... Not to mention the friends, the beers, the wipeouts and the vibes! We're already planning a reunion trip out to Mayo with them, and while there, we're gonna be planning next year's Tanzania trip. Couldn't recommend them enough! Cheers boys

Finbarr Collins21 February at 09:55

The way in which the BigStyle lads teach, makes you forget how much you’re learning, you’re having that much fun. To be honest, our first (ever) experience of kitesurfing was anything but hard.

I think it’s the kind of trip that you’ll enjoy, regardless if you come alone or with five of your friends; the diverse nature of the trip caters for all, both young & old. Then, after you sleep like a log from whatever time you hit they hay.. easy-going Stand Up Paddle boarding & peaceful yet incredibly stimulating yoga await in the morning, to get you started for another activity-filled day.

If you’re even slightly interested, book it. It will exceed your expectations. Thanks so much again lads, looking forward to hopefully going on a trip with ye again in the future!

Sarah Kenneally16 February 2018