Surfing in Sri Lanka means surfing in a tropical paradise! You will surf at the most beautiful beaches, surrounded by amazing nature with a rich animal life. In addition, the country has a very friendly population and you can eat delicious curry. The climate is wonderful too, with warm temperatures and endless hours of sunshine.
Sri Lanka has a very diverse range of surfing holidays, and has something for everyone. During a trip through Sri Lanka you will find beach breaks, point breaks and reef breaks and interesting combinations of these. Many of the surf spots in Sri Lanka are very suitable for beginner to intermediate surfers. The country is recognised worldwide as one of the most suitable countries to really progress on your surfboard. Also more advanced surfers can enjoy themselves in Sri Lanka. Below you will find more information about the most famous surf spots of Sri Lanka.
On the southwest coast you will find the best surf conditions and the greatest diversity of waves generally from November to April. Here you will find a variety of beach and reef breaks such as Rams Right, The Rock, Lazy Lefts, Weligama, Plantations, Mirissa Point and many other excellent surf spots.
Arugam Bay is the best known surf spot in the Eastern Province and usually offers the best surf conditions between April and October. Some well-known spots around this bay are Arugam Bay, Pottuvil Point, Whiskey Point, Peanut Farm, Elephant Rock and Okanda. You’ll find a lot of beach breaks here, where you can expect excellent waves in the mornings during high season.