Merissa
 
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Discription of surf spot: Merissa, Sri Lanka

I surfed this spot in February for a week and got waves everyday except one. It was usually in the 3-4ft range and like most places on this coast worked best in the morning and late afternoon. I found it best on the low or pushing tide. The one day that I didn't surf it was because of the swell direction - the swell has to come around the point to work best and on this day it was hitting the little bay straight on. When this happens it does break in the middle of the bay but it's a much shorter ride. The best is when it bends around the point and peels away all the way to the rocks. The entry point can be a bit hairy so I would advise booties. The locals are very mellow once you get to know them and they will either paddle around the rocks and come into the top of the bay or go straight in and risk the coral/sea anenomes.

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Type of Wave pointbreak 
Direction right hand 
Bottom coral 
Level Intermediate 
Crowds a normal crowd 
Hazards Coral bottom and a bit of a hairy entrance 
Lenght short 
Places to stay motels/ B&B's  
Nearest big city Galle 
Nearest airport Colombo 
Other stuff to see & do There are a few chilled places to hang out when there's no surf and the guys there usually get a game of cricket going. 
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