What Is Surfing In Sri Lanka Like?
Surfing in Sri Lanka is a flowy, consistent, and even wave. The best time to catch any swell will be between 6 am, and 8 am during the morning hours. The water temperature ranges from 59F to 68F (15C-20C). It would be best if you rent a board as there are waves for beginners and advanced surfers. If you’re not too sure about your skill level yet, renting a board is always the best bet.
The waves in Sri Lanka can be ridden using a longboard, shortboard, and even a bodyboard. You must take time to get used to the waves and understand the different techniques for riding them. The surf tends to pick up during the monsoon season (September-January), which is great news as it means that more places in Sri Lanka are accessible by water. The warmest months will be April-August, where the water temperature rises between 73F-81F (23C-27C).
How Do You Get Around Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka has no urban transport system; the most common ways to get around in Sri Lanka are renting a scooter or taking a tuk-tuk. If you can, we’d recommend avoiding these modes of transport and instead opting for local buses and trains.
What are the Best Surfing Spots in Sri Lanka?
Weligama, Mirissa Beach, and Arugam Bay are the Best Surfing Spots in Sri Lanka. The town of Hikkaduwa on the south coast is also another great place to start surfing in Sri Lanka. You’ll be able to rent your board, get lessons, and find out the best waves in the area. The staff is extremely welcoming and will offer you all the info you need regarding accommodation, renting boards, or getting money exchanged into rupees.
The beach offers a great spot for beginners as well as an area suitable for intermediate surfers. This is great news because beginner surfers can move on to better waves and locations in Weligama and Arugam Bay when they become more confident.
How to Get Started With Surfing in Sri Lanka?
If you have never surfed before and had knee problems, we would recommend beginning your surfing adventures on a bodyboard. This way, you can start practicing at gentle waves until you build up your confidence level. Once you feel ready to move on to a longboard, you can start practicing at the main beach at Hikkaduwa. Some great spots are well-suited for beginners, like Weligama, Mirissa Beach, and Arugam Bay. All of these spots are accessible by road, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.
If you have already surfed before and are an intermediate-level surfer, then you’ll be in for a treat with the waves in Weligama and Mirissa Beach. These two spots offer the best chance for advanced surfers to practice their moves as they can pick up from 0-2ft (0-1m) during high tide. Having said that, if you don’t already know how to surf at Arugam Bay and Weligama, it will take some time for you to learn how to surf in Sri Lanka.
Surfers can get a feel for the waves by starting on the beach and surfacing every now and then when the wave picks up. The warmest month is April, which means the temperatures will reach a maximum of 77F (25C) at low tide. The coldest month is December, with temperatures reaching as low as 54F (12C). If you’re looking for a surf trip to Sri Lanka, this would be the ideal time of the year.