Surfing in Sri Lanka
Surf Spots In Sri Lanka
Information about Sri Lanka
Surf Sri Lanka - Quick Facts
LOCATION: Southern Asia
NATIONALITY: Sri Lankan
LANGUAGE: Sinhala, Tamil
CURRENCY: Sri Lankan Rupee
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, previously known as Ceylon, is an island in South East Asia.
The country is famous for the production and export of tea, coffee, coconuts, rubber and cinnamon. The natural beauty of Sri Lanka's tropical forests, beaches and landscape, as well as its rich cultural heritage, make it a world famous tourist destination and its world class waves make it a great destination for a surf holiday.
The capital city is Sri Jayawardenapura-Kotte and its largest city is Colombo (that's right, just like the detective). Its population is now over 20 million and its currency is the Sri Lankan Rupee.
Sri Lanka Surfing Info and Details
Sri Lanka Surf Spot Map
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Sri Lanka is located to the south of India in the Indian Ocean and gets the same swells as the Indonesian islands. Sri Lanka has a tropical climate and November to March is the driest and sunniest time of year. The south west of the country has been the most popular destination for travelling surfers, being cheap, safe and having access to quality waves.
April to October is the time of year that brings the most consistent swells, but onshores can be a problem during this time. Morning is the time to go out with the best chance of offshore conditions. During the surf season you can expect swells from 3-8ft, and at the rest of the year the surf is in the smaller 2-6ft range.
The multiple breaks around Hikkaduwa are rarely flat, and
would be a good choice to base a surf trip around. Other Sri Lanka surf spotsof note are Arugam Bay and Madiha.
Surfing Sri Lanka - The Good
Nice Mellow Waves
Surf Sri Lanka - The Bad and the Ugly
No Truly World Class Waves
History Of Civil Unrest
Sri Lanka Surfing Conditions
Sri Lanka Swell Size and Sri Lanka Water Temperature
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The Main Point at Arugam Bay
If you're thinking of travelling here, take a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Sri Lanka
Surf Equipment Required for the Waves in Sri Lanka