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RE: Sri Lanka need suggestion« Reply #1 on: November 24 2009 01:11:00 »
Can't really go wrong with Hikkaduwa at that time of year. Good place to stay, waves right on your door step, cheap accommodation, surf rentals and schools etc. Crowds might be a factor though as its hardly a secret, and the waves are reefs. Anywhere along the southwest coast will be on in Jan as the trade winds from the Northern Monsoon blow offshore then. Good luck, Sri Lanka is awesome. See the photos, watch a short clip, and read about my latest surf trip to Sri Lanka at www.coastroadproject.com
RE: Sri Lanka need suggestion« Reply #3 on: January 12 2010 14:01:00 »
Jan you definitely have to hit the South-west coast as the season is dictated by Indian Ocean trade winds from November to April, and sees grooming offshores from the North East smoothing the beaches and reefs of Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Midigama et al to silky perfection, whereas surfing Mecca of Arugam Bay on the East Coast will be blighted by constant onshores from the Northern Monsoon.
Unfort for you south west is predominately reef breaks that might be a bit too full on (not too mention crowded in Jan) for a beginner.
Checkout www.coastroadproject.com for more information, tons of photos and vids from my surf adventures in Sri Lanka and beyond.
RE: Sri Lanka need suggestion« Reply #4 on: January 12 2010 21:01:00 »
i am no surfer - but I need a huge favor from you avid surfers out there. My daughter is doing a project for a surfing centre as her final presendation for her degree. She needs some photos of surfers in action and if possible conduct an interview via MSN. Just needs to know why Sri Lanka surf.
So pls do help by emailing some photograps of yourselves surfing and it would be great if an e-mail is availbale so that she can write to you
thank you all in advance for your help and I have no doubt that there are enough of you out there that will heed to my reqeust.
thanks in advance for all the help