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The Best Surfing Spots in Sri Lanka

Best Surfing Spots in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a fantastic surfing destination for a holiday and has been famous for surfing since the past. When it comes to surfing in Sri Lanka, from October to April the South West Coast has perfect conditions and from April to October you should better go the East Coast of the island. This happens because when waves and weather are the best on the West Coast, it is rainy season in the East when East coast has the best conditions, it is the rainy season for the South West of the country.

Sri Lanka is known as one of the most reliable and best surf destinations in the World. Since the early 60’s Sri Lanka attracts surfers from all over the world. You can find so many surfing spots in here when you travel around Sri Lanka. The best surf spots in Sri Lanka are located on the South and East Coast with Hikkaduwa and Arugam bay and there are several other great surf spots along the south coast, like Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa or Yala where you can find roomy surf.

All areas have popular as well as more hidden surf spots. Among these, Arugam Bay is listed as one of the top ten best surf spots in the world. The country has different seasonal patterns on each side of the island. The rain strikes the coast from different directions, making Sri Lanka a year-round surf option. To know about the day to day updates of the weather conditions and good waves, you can contact the team at surf south Sri Lanka.

Best Surfing Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay, also known as A’Bay is on the east coast and known as one of the best surfing spots in Sri Lanka. The best season to be here is when it’s too rainy in the south. April to September is the best season to visit Arugam Bay. Elephant Rock, Baby Point and Main Point, Potuwil and Whiskey Point are some main spots can be seen near Arugam Bay. All these distance a tuk-tuk ride from Arugam Bay. Arugam Bay is acclaimed as one of the top ten surfing locations in the world.


You can find this small interesting town, Hikkaduwa on the southwest coast of the island when traveling 120 km south of Colombo or just 20 km from Galle. Surfing in Hikkaduwa can be possible between November and April. From the golden beach to vibrant coral reefs, adds more attraction towards the city. Usually, Hikkaduwa town is always happening and this youthful coastal town offers accommodation, a wide variety of beach bars and restaurants and shops which sell surfboards and other surfing items. The best surfing spot in Hikkaduwa is in wewala. Some of the best surf spots in Hikkaduwa are Bennys, Main Reef, North Jetty, and Beach Break.


South coast provides another surfing area at Unawatuna Bay and in this case, it’s more like a family surfing spot. Nightlife in here is not much interesting like in Hikkaduwa, but the waves are great for a perfect surf drive. The swell on the beach is not always good, but the locals know where the good swells are, so if you want to know any information about that you can ask them.

These are the best surf spots around Unawatuna:
Unawatuna Beach Break, Dalawella Reef, Bonavista Bay, Kabalana Beach Break, South Beach


Weligama sandy beaches provide the best spot for the surfers which is perfectly suitable for beginners to advanced surfers. It can anchor many surfers and does not crowded easily as Weligama beach is widespread and long. The best season to surf at Weligama Beach is from the end of September until the end of May. Between Weligama and Midigama there are few more secret spots that are great to surf.

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