Sethawadiya East (Kalpitiya Lagoon) Search Add Picture Edit

Continent
Asia
Country
Sri Lanka
Next Big City
Colombo
Next Town
Kalpitya
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Repair, Rental, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop
Hazards:
Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

The water is choppy on the east side of the lagoon.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Small
Hazards:
Trees
Beach Users:
None

There are trees along the east side of the lagoon.

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts

Shorts all year with water around 29┬░C.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, May, June, July, August, September, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, WSW, W
Main Direction:
N, SSW, SW

The wind is usually pretty gusty here, since it passes over land upwind. The wind is clean only when it comes from the West or WSW, which only happens occasionally during the main season (May through September). During the rainy season (December through February), the wind here can however become just as clean as in the Kappalady lagoons to the south. However, the winds during the rainy season are typically weaker and not as reliable as the winds during the dry main season (May through September). The wind can be funky there (it can be hard to keep your kite in the air when launching and landing). For better conditions, kite across the lagoon to the west side, where there are some areas of flat water. The wind is better there but still gusty because of the land and obstructions upwind.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Take a car or a tuk-tuk to any of the resorts along the east side of the lagoon.

Extra information

Rules
None

Schools, rentals, repairs and accommodation can be found near by.

Nightlife

No nightlife, just chill and relax at your resort or hotel.