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Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« on: July 20 2005 15:07:00 »
I am planning a 3 month trip to Sri Lanka leaving on 1 Nov, thinking about doing some voluntary work out there and lots of surfing. Anyone know of any good voluntary projects near a perfect pointbreak ? Preferably a project that is not ripping off the locals ?
Any top tips on how best to get around with a surfboard when travelling solo ? Bit worried about public transport !
Any help would be great !
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #1 on: July 25 2005 03:07:00 »
its so nice of u ta come help da locals out here, u shud b down in hix (hikkaduwa) wen u here, its da season then, there'l b plenty happen ova there nearin da 1st year rememberance of da tsunami, lots of religious ceramonies 4 sure, brin a good camera wif u, if u been here b4 then u'l kno wat r da parties like, btw i work @ da airport so ne help ova there i can sort em 4u.
enjoy ur self wen u here...
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #2 on: July 31 2005 18:07:00 »
havent been back since boxing day, but was teaching there volunteer for two years. transport was sweet and cheep. worked in midigama, just south of hikaduwa, no probs at all. hikkas is ok but plenty of pissy bazilians seem to think that they are the only ones with rights to the place. go south and meet laid back locals.
hope it helps
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #3 on: August 16 2005 18:08:00 »
Hey, V. I'm also looking to do some volunteer work and get some waves while I'm there. I'm thinking of heading out around late Dec. Did you find out much yet? Any info you (or anyone) can provide would be great. Thanks
M from San Francisco
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #4 on: August 23 2005 15:08:00 »
hey, me and a mate of mine are heading out to sri lanka mid october to catch some waves and offer a pair of hands. if you find any info on best way to do some volunteer work let us know. i would say its going to be an amazing time to visit the island, mite see you round.
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #5 on: September 19 2005 12:09:00 »
I'm heading out at the very end Oct/start Nov, girl travelling solo, also planning to do some volunteer work and then potter about the place. have you found out anything much about best place to go etc? I'm thinking of going to Weligama as a starting point. Have never surfed.. well unless Tramore in Ireland in December counts... somehow I don't think so, so any tips on good place to start etc most welcome.
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #6 on: October 03 2005 10:10:00 »
im also planning to go out at the start of november.from what i can gather the south western area is the place to surf at this time of year.hikkadawu has a lot of good surf spots and is the place i will be heading to when i arrive.i think there are buses to travel on,but a lot of the hostels/hotels ive looked offer to pick u up from the airport for a small fee.
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #7 on: October 04 2005 06:10:00 »
Im a solo girl travelling to sri lanka on Nov 1st too! My name is Cat and im 22 and im a longboarder but learning to short board. Get back to me and maybe we could arrange something.
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #8 on: October 04 2005 08:10:00 »
Hi, I was in Sri Lanka last winter and experienced the tsunami.. scarry..
I like the small town of Ahangama best, with the break "The Rock" just outside and a short trip tp Weligama. In Ahangama stay at "Seventh Sky" with Rattna, he's a good man.. Say hi from the swedes by the way..
Be careful in Sri Lanka... almost everybody we learnt to know during that time were robbed or had other bad experiences.. They are nice friendly people in Sri Lanka but there are some pretty bad ones too, they've had a very long and rough time over there...
Have a nice time and take care.. Sri Lanka's the best..
RE: Girl surfing solo in Sri Lanka in Nov - Feb« Reply #9 on: October 18 2005 16:10:00 »
kia ora vee. i'm thinking of going over in early jan with habitat for humanity to try and be of some use to the locals, and hopefully get a few waves after the project. (kind of a glorified surf trip i guess). if so, will be on east coast near batticaloa with some other kiwis.