Sethawadiya West (Kalpitiya Lagoon) Search Add Picture Edit

Continent
Asia
Country
Sri Lanka
Next Big City
Colombo
Next Town
Kalpitiya
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
None

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Shells
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Flat water on some parts of the lagoon, but those parts can be extremely shallow, so be careful. There is deeper (but choppy) water further out. There are notable wind channels because of the land upwind, so the area with strong wind is not always the same as the area with flat water.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Very long, sandy spit between ocean and lagoon.

Weather

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

Shorts all year with water around 29┬░C.

Wind

Best Months:
June, July, August, September
Wind Type:
Thermal, Trade
Best Direction:
WSW
Main Direction:
NE, 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).



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
No walk

You need a 4x4 vehicle to drive onto the spit. Another option is to launch from one of the many resorts on the east side, but the wind has big holes there. It is sometimes hard to keep your kite in the air on the east side of the lagoon.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information