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Topic: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

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Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« on: February 27 2012 07:02:00 »

Im heading to Sri Lanka in mid april and was wondering what the situation is with the waves at that time? any good recommendations?
Also, anyone any idea of board hire/buying prices, accommodation? etc?
Anyone going to be there and fancies meeting up let me know?



RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #1 on: February 29 2012 15:02:00 »

Hi! I was there in Dec/Jan 2012 and best place to surf and have fun is Hikkaduwa.:) You can check also Arugam bay.
If you decide for Hikkaduwa- go to Reef end surf school  (Ari) and try to get top of the top accomodation for little money (really clean, nice, great breakfasta and location) at Tandem guest house! Me and my boyfriend loved that place:) In the evening for a dinner or a beer go to Top Secret! You will enjoy it:))))
Have fun,



RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #2 on: March 04 2012 11:03:00 »

Hi Josephine,

Arugam Bay is the top surfing spot. Also there are lot of spots in the southern part of Sri Lanka. Like Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna and so on..... There are around 10 plus surfing beaches in Sri Lanka.

You may find the below link and app very useful. They cover the entire sri lanka with GPS and pictures.

Good Luck and Enjoy Sri Lanka.



hasan islam

RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #3 on: March 05 2012 07:03:00 »

Sri Lanka is a tropical country, you can expect the rain anytime of the year in most parts. However, the two major rainy seasons are North-East monsoon (October to January) and South-West monsoon (May to July).



RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #4 on: July 03 2012 03:07:00 »

hey! i will be there in october as well! I'm the beginner but i wanna surf around Arugam Bay. i dont know how it works..
i saw a hostel.. like $10 a night, sounds good. i think I'm gonna stay there. x



Surfing in Sri Lanka

« Reply #5 on: July 06 2012 16:07:00 »

First of all the place of surfing depend on the calendar month you arrive in Sri Lanka (SL). SL has two monsoon periods namely south-west and north-East. During the monsoon, the area where it prevails is not good for any activities in the ocean.



RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #6 on: April 07 2013 22:04:00 »

There are lots of short trips like Yala Safari to Watching whales which all are adventurous. If you like to go with Yala safari in Sri Lanka, then you will be able to see some extraordinary experience with the animals as well as migratory birds.



RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #7 on: April 10 2013 13:04:00 »

Hey Josephine - I'm planning on heading to A Bay end of July/Aug.. if you'll still be around... I'll be on a solo mission - and ready to tackle any Israelis who I've heard like to cause stress in the surf (no offense to those who have manners) :)




RE: Where to surf in Sri lanka?

« Reply #8 on: August 07 2013 04:08:00 »

You can go to Sri Lanka is the beauty of glorious gold sand with ancient monuments. You can stay to spend luxury holidays for bit of fabulous culture, beauty of scenario. Kandy is the best place, major spot of watching whales and dolphin in Dec, Jan, April months with sightseeing.


Rosie Ben

The Arugam Bay

« Reply #9 on: January 13 2014 20:01:00 »

Sri Lanka is a great place for surfing and has been a popular surf destination since the 1970s. The main attraction is Arugam Bay on the remote East Coast, one of the world’s 10 best surf points. The Arugam Bay surfing season runs from July / August and dedicated surfers, who know these waves well, return each year to experience the thrilling waves and the relatively secluded beaches.

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