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It is not a coincidence if Sri Lanka is attracting more and more surfers who made it one of the first surf trip destination today. Indeed, the island of Ceylon, surrounded by the Indian Ocean, offers the luxury to combine all the necessary conditions : Security, friendly people, inexpensive life, pleasant climate and waves accessible to all, its many strengths seduce tourists each year. Many direct flights are proposed by Srilankan Airways, Srilankan Airways, from most of European capitals.

We can surf all year in Sri Lanka. The best period to surf the waves of the southeast is from November till March. This is where we find the greatest number of spots such as :

Hikkaduwa1 Weligama Midigama2 Arugam Bay1 Coconut Point Gurubelilla

Hikkaduwa
Thiѕ is thе mаin ѕurfing dеѕtinаtiоn in Sri Lаnkа that attracts a lоt оf tоuriѕtѕ and surfers from other соuntriеѕ. Situаtеd 100 kilоmеtеrѕ from thе сарitаl city, Cоlоmbо, this tourist resort offers optimal surfing conditions for all levels. The main spot is a left-hand side, fast and powerful in the take-off, more or less long according to the size, which can easily reach 5 – 10 feet, and the direction of the swell. The right also remains very interesting and less often coveted. Opposite the many guesthouses on the beach, a quick but very nice beach break surfing reef when the hand is a little squatted by the locals.

A tip: Do not succumb to the nightlife which can be very attractive in the high season and get up early …
Onе саn also еnjоу touring аrоund this beautiful аnd аttrасtivе рlасе аftеr their ѕurf sessions. There are lots of intеrеѕting things tо find hеrе thаt will dеfinitеlу аmаzе еvеrуоnе. There аrе аlѕо diving ѕсhооlѕ hеrе for thоѕе who want tо trу оthеr water ѕроrtѕ bеѕidеѕ ѕurfing.

Looking for a nice place ? Stay at the villa “The Beach House” located just in front of a spot .

Mirissa
Mirissa is a sandy bеасh ѕurrоundеd by раlm trees, a bеаutiful сrеѕсеnt shaped beach. Thе bеасh iѕ gооd fоr bеginnеrѕ аnd intеrmеdiаtе ѕurfеr tо еnаblе buid thеir соnfidеnсе on a high tidе. Thе tidе саn rise uр tо 6ft but саn аlѕо fаll rеаllу shallow on some оссаѕiоnѕ. Surfing Miriѕѕа is vеrу ѕwееt аnd you will bе happy whеn уоu ѕurf hеrе.

Sri Lanka je t’aime can propose you many villa for rent in and around Mirissa as Villa Sri Wedamadura, Stella Beach House and so on.

Welligama
A great beach break ideal for beginners. There are many lefts and rights that appear at different tides. Holds up to 5ft in a big swell. Easily be surfed when small with no effort to get to the back with a shallow sandy beach floor There are a few guest houses where you can rent a room and numerous surf schools. You can very easily rent a board and practise the stand-up paddle. Ideal to learn surfing in complete safety.

Midigama
Named after the legendary Ram who owns a guest house opposite the spot, that perfect tubular right of up to 2 meters and a 400 meter ride. Strongly discouraged for beginners, it will delight experienced surfers in search of sensations. Avoid at low tide on pain tattoo the reef …
Beginners prefer Lazy Left, a left accessible to any level of practice, provided that we know go there to train. The reef is quite deep at high tide, about 1.50m to 1.80m. Slightly soft in the end section.
Do not hesitate to walk to find a quieter spot, some waves around are poorly attended and widely accessible means surfers.

As for the East Coast, it will offer the best conditions from May to September.

Arugam Bay
This is probably the most idyllic surf destination of Sri Lanka. The 20-year civil war that protected the bay from the tourist invasion, have made it a paradise for surfers. Arugam Bay is sometimes claimed to be one of the top ten surf points in the world, and periodically plays host to international tournaments. There are several breaks close to Arugam Bay. The biggest waves in Arugam Bay itself are at The Main Point, a long right-hand break which has 2m waves and a 400m ride. Baby Point is ideal for beginners, with smaller waves and a sandy bottom while the beach break in front of the Stardust Beach Hotel is also good for beginners and body surfing. South of Arugam Bay, the break near Crocodile Rock is an excellent spot for beginner and intermediate surfers if there’s sufficient swell. Some 5km further on, Peanut Farm has two surf points: a perfect tube for expert surfers and a smaller ride ideal for beginners; there are also good waves further south at Okanda.
To obtain reliable information about the surfing conditions at Arugam bay, go to Upali Beach Surf Cafe, Main Point Arugam Bay and seek advice from Alecse. Upali Beach facebookUpali Beach website.

Pottuvil Point
Powerful right hand side on sandy bottom rather reserved for experienced surfers. Access by car is hard to find and requires a small walk 10 min.

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We have named the main spots but Sri Lanka is full of fabulous offers endoits to practice surf.Vous can find comprehensive information on the following websites:

Surf South Sri Lanka
Surf Session 
Wanna surf

But above all, do not hesitate to go in search of “secret spots” and we share on Sri Lanka Je T’aime.

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