Sri Lanka is considered a paradise for water sports and surfing can be done throughout the year. Surrounded by the ocean and with numerous lakes and waterways flowing across the island, perfect weather, good wind and consistent waves year round has made it an ideal place for water sport.
Tourists enjoy jungle and river safaris, scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing, surfing, kite surfing, wakeboarding, banana rides, tube rides, jet ski rides, river fishing, white water rafting, canoeing or windsurfing here at Sri Lanka.
List of Water Sports Centers in Sri Lanka
Well developed tourist resorts in some parts of Sri Lanka do offer these water sports. Bellow is a list of water sports centers published in the Open Data Portal of Sri Lanka.
|Weligama Bay Dive Center||No 126,Kapparathota,Weligama||Matara|
|Kalpitiya Discovery Diving||Erumbukadal,Kalpitiya Road,Ethalai||Puttalam|
|De Silva Wind Resort Kalpitiya (Pvt) Ltd||19A,Kaluwamodara,Aluthgama||Puttalam|
|Diyakawa Water Sports Centre||No 10,River Avenue,Aluthgama||Kalutara|
|Wind4Love Kite Center-Kalpitiya||Kandakuliya,Kudawa,Kalpitiya||Puttalam|
|Kappalady Kitegarden||Kappalady,Talawila Church 61344,Puttalam||Puttalam|
|The Rascals Kite Resort||Kudawa, Kandakuliya, Kalpitiya.||Puttalam|
|Kitesurfing Lanka||Dutch Bay Road, Kandakuliya, Kalpitiya||Puttalam|
|Blue Water Sports||No.312, Dyke Street, Trincomalee.||Trincomalee|
|Dinuda Resort (Pvt) Ltd||Pudukudurippu,Sethawadi,Kalpitiya||Puttalam|
|Srilankakite||Dolphin View Eco Lodge,Sethawadiya,61360 Kalpitiya.||Puttalam|
|Funky Fresh||Kandakuliya Kudawa,North 03,Kalpitiya.||Puttalam|
|Kite Center Sri Lanka||22/2 1/1,Perera Mawatha,Kalubowila,Dehiwala.||Puttalam|
|Diving And Sailing Centre (Pvt)Ltd||No:331,Kapparathota Road,Weligama||Matara|
|The Rafters Retreat||Hilland Group Kithulgala||Kegalle|
|Aqua Sportreizen||29B,S.De.S. Jayasinghe Mawatha,Kalubowila,Dehiwala.||Kalutara|
|Kite Beach Villas||Sethawadi, Kudawa Road, Kandakuliya, Kalpitiya||Puttalam|
|White Waters Edge||39Km Post, Kithulgala||Kegalle|
|Hosannak And Rrd Water Sport Centre||Kudawa,Kandakuliya,Kalpitiya||Puttalam|
|Poseidon Newrod Water Sport||Upcylon Guest House Moragalla Beruwala||Kalutara|
|Borderlands Lanka||No. 22 Batakitta Kitulgala||Kegalle|
|Sunset Araliya Water Sports||Galle Road , Kaluwamodara , Aluthgama.||Kalutara|
|Sri Lanka Diving Tours||159/B Porutota Road , Pallangathurai Kochchikade||Gampaha|
|Mirissa Watersports (Pvt) Ltd||Galle Road,Mirissa (Mirissa Harbour)||Matara|
|Aqua Sportreizen||No. 07,Coconat Board Road,Kalkudha,Passikuda||Batticaloa|
Source: Open Data Portal of Sri Lanka
Distribution of Water Sports Centers by District
You can find waters sports centers in a number of districts in Sri Lanka. However, the majority of these are located around the Kalpitiya area of the Puttalam district.
Kithulgala, in the Kegalle district, is the best and safe for whitewater rafting. Rafting activities are done in the 8-10km section of the Kelani river. If you are visiting Kithulgala, you can also do rainforest walks, mountain biking, bird watching, river expeditions, waterfall abseiling etc… in addition to rafting.