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Very few things in life come close to the fun experienced when skimming across the glittering water and the sense of freedom when being lifted high up into the air. Harnessing the power of the wind and combining elements from numerous other board sports and paragliding, kitesurfing is an exhilarating water sport that is relatively easy to pick up.
You are never alone in the ocean. I know, this is a spine-tingling thought, but I’m not just talking about sharks. Oceans are teeming with life, intriguing and mysterious, and there’s a whole underwater natural order that we land-dwellers are not always aware of.
Very few (legal!) things in this world are as addictive as surfing. The search for the perfect wave is never-ending, but the journey itself is incredibly fulfilling, and with each step that you come closer to reaching your goal, you will feel like floating on cloud nine.
With surfing rapidly gaining popularity in India, there are quite a few spots spread across the country’s vast coastline where you can catch waves and take your first steps on the board. However, not all surf spots in India have consistent waves. Therefore, you need to be in the right place at the right time.
With azure blue waters, lush tropical forests, rich cultural heritage and laid-back atmosphere, Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise. Thanks to the consistent swells from the Indian Ocean, its variety of waves and delicious, cheap food, Sri Lanka is a dream destination for beginner surfers and experienced wave hunters alike.
Regardless of the swell, most waves in Sri Lanka are gentle enough for beginners to learn to surf and for intermediate surfers to progress. There is a wide variety of mellow waves breaking over a sandy bottom to choose from at Weligama, Hikkaduwa and near Arugam Bay.
The south-west coast is home to some of the most popular surfing spots on the island: Gallé, Lazy Left (Midigama), Matara, North Jetty (Hikkaduwa), Unawatuna Bay, Weligama. On the south-east coast, Arugam Bay is the mecca of surfing in Sri Lanka, hosting annual international surfing competitions. Other excellent surf spots are: Okanda, Panama Rights, Pottuvil Point, Peanut Farm.
There are two distinct surfing seasons on either side of the tropical island. Sri Lanka does not have an off-season – when the monsoon hits one coast of the country, the other is still dry. This means that you can surf quality waves in boardshorts all year round!
1,340 km (833 mi)
West Coast, November to March | East Coast, April to October
West Coast, January to April | East Coast, May to July
Weligama Bay, Hikkaduwa, Arugam Bay, Pottuvil Point, Galle
Midigama, Mirissa Left, Weligama Reef Break
Mirissa Right, Weligama Beach Break
Have you ever thought of Sri Lanka as the perfect surf destination? This is an incredible place to spend your surfing holiday. First class waves, a rich cultural heritage, tropical forests, many beaches and breathtaking landscapes are all on offer here. Enjoy a safe, yet affordable Sri Lanka surf camp, with unlimited access to quality waves. Book one from our selection below now.