Surfers can combine their exciting sport with a touring holiday in Sri Lanka as the Indian Ocean provides excellent surf conditions in certain areas. The south and east coasts of Sri Lanka offer the best surf breaks at Hikkaduwa, Pottuvil Point and Arugam Bay.
Arugam Bay is cited as one of the top 10 surf spots in the world with consistent swells, long runs and extensive sandy beaches. This laidback resort hosts the International Surfing Surf Classic each year in August. However, there are other less well-known surf spots at places such as Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa and Yala where the surf is less crowded.
With warm Indian Ocean waters (around 28°C) and gorgeous sandy beaches lined with palm trees, Sri Lanka has been attracting surfers since the 1960s. Swap protective clothing for SPF sun lotion and make the most of this tropical sunshine destination as the perfect surfer’s paradise.
The surf seasons vary in Sri Lanka. November to April typically provide the best conditions for surfers in the South Province while May to October is the best season for surfing on the east coast.
The beauty of arranging a tailor-made holiday in Sri Lanka is that if you let us know what you want, we will design an itinerary to include some of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka. We can recommend surf lessons and equipment hire to make your surfing experience complete.