Sri Lanka

      Poolside in the evening

Number One - Mirissa

From US$ 543 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Intermediate

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, June, October, November, December

The Number One Hotel is a rustic boutique hotel situated on the beautiful Mirissa Bay. The suites are furnished with handmade four poster beds, ideal for couples. When you're not in the surf try whale and dolphin watching, snorkeling and walking in the lush green hills.
Stardust Beach Hotel - Arugam Bay

Stardust Beach Hotel - Arugam Bay

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Surf Skill

Beginner - Intermediate

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per week

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

With Beach Cabanas, Family Cabanas and Luxury Rooms the Stardust Beach Hotel can accomodate everyone. Set on the waterfront you will have direct access to the surf, snorkelling, scuba diving, and sun bathing.
      Nice Glassy Waves at Hikkaduwa

Sunbeach Hotel - Hikkaduwa

From US$ 210 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, December

Stay at the Sunbeach to experience a relaxed atmosphere and good food!  The hotel is located ON the beach at Hikkaduwa, just a stone's throw from the waves.   It's three hours from Colombo Airport, twenty minutes from Galle and its First 
Mambo Surf Camp - Hikkaduwa

Mambo Surf Camp - Hikkaduwa

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Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Season

January, February, March, November, December

If you want to travel to Sri Lanka between November and April, then we definitely recommend you to go to the south-west coastline around Hikkaduwa, about 100 kms south from the capital Colombo. Mambo Surf Tours will take you to the best surf breaks
Mambo Surf Camp - Arugam Bay

Mambo Surf Camp - Arugam Bay

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Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

May, June, July, August, September, October

Between May and October, the best surf in Sri Lanka is found in Arugam Baynear the town of Pottuvil, on the southern tip of the east coast – about 300 kms from the capital Colombo. Mambo Surf Tours will take you to the best surf breaks in the area
The Green Rooms -  Weligama

The Green Rooms - Weligama

From US$ 130 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Intermediate

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, November, December

This beach-front surf retreat on Sri Lanka's south-west coastwelcomes surfers of all levels. Sleep in locally handcrafted cabanas and explore the coastline that has lots of different waves and set-ups.  You will also enjoy great food, massages, yoga and more.

Drifters Beach Hotel - Hikkaduwa

Drifters Beach Hotel - Hikkaduwa

From US$ 201 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Intermediate

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, November, December

Drifters is a small, family-run hotel with a focus on service, the owner is always on hand to help guests and ensure staff maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and service. This is the most popular stretch of beach at Hikkaduwa.
      Beautiful Lawns to Sunbathe

Coral Sands Hotel - Hikkaduwa

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Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

The Coral Sands Hotel is located on the quietest part of Hikkaduwa beach. Just outside the Coral Sands Hotel there's a great stretch of beach, with a perfect left-hander just 5 minutes north, plenty of good snorkeling and scuba diving.
      Dining Area and Pool on the Beachfront

Roman Beach - Hikkaduwa

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Surf Skill

Beginner - Intermediate

Star Rating

Budget Surf Trip

Price Range

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Romans Beach is an exclusive, stylish and sophisticated boutique hotel set in the exotic tropical village of Hikkaduwa.  It's really tastefully decorated with sleek white walls blended with rustic furniture.  The pool and the hotel 
Beachfront Sun Loungers

Suite Lanka - Hikkaduwa

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Surf Skill

Beginner - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

Located in Hikkaduwa, Suite Lanka has a swimming pool and direct access to the warm water of the Indian Ocean.  Rooms are fully air-conditionned, cosy but spacious and are very reasonably priced.
Pool facing the ocean in Sri Lanka

The Fortress Resort & Spa - Koggala

From US$ 994 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

The Fortress Resort & Spa is a piece of paradise on the Southern shores of Sri Lanka. They offer complete luxury and your every need is catered for. There are 53 rooms that are modern, clean and luxurious.

You can truly escape at The Fortress and the beach is just a stone’s throw away.

The Surfer - Weligama

The Surfer - Weligama

From US$ 200 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Beginner - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December

The Surfer is located in Sri Lanka and with its two locations you will be in the best place to have the ultimate surfing holiday.

The waves around you are suitable for beginners and all surfing levels.

Surf, chill and relax at some of the best surf breaks that Sri Lanka has on offer.

Paradise Beach Club - Mirissa

Paradise Beach Club - Mirissa

From US$ 592 pp for 7 nights

Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

Experience the wonder of Sri Lanka’s unspoilt southern coast at the Paradise Beach Club in Mirissa. Enjoy breathtaking views of long golden sand beaches, and watch the rolling waves beneath the setting sun with your favourite cocktail in hand. Mirissa has become a much-loved, must-see surfing destination and the Paradise Beach Club is in easily one of the best locations in the area.

Cape Weligama - Sri Lanka

Cape Weligama - Sri Lanka

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Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, October, November, December

A premiere hotel offering a unique and luxurious island retreat. Breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, emerald coconut palms and rugged crevices surround a series of 39 stunning private villas, designed to cater for everyone from honeymooners to families seeking a high-class yet unpretentious Sri Lankan experience.

Bay Vista Hotel - Arugam Bay

Bay Vista Hotel - Arugam Bay

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Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

April, May, June, July, August, September

Set in Arugam Bay and within walking distance of the popular surf spots is the Bay Vista Hotel. Here you will be able to set your eyes over the Indian Ocean, relax in the chill out area or in your comfortable room with modern amenities. The surf breaks are just outside of your hotel, or a short tuk-tuk ride away.

Kottukal Beach House - Arugam Bay

Kottukal Beach House - Arugam Bay

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Surf Skill

Intermediate - Advanced

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

Per person

Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

The Sri Lankan East Coast is marked by stretches of beautiful beaches on the shores of the Indian Ocean.

Kottukal Beach House is in the hotspot surfing destination of Pottuvil. Stay in a boutique villa with luxurious and modern comforts and head out to the beautiful surf everyday.

Region Information

Positioned just south of India in the Indian Ocean you'll find a land of magnificent landscapes featuring lagoons, fertile wetlands, mysterious forests, mountains, rivers and cascading waterfalls. Sri Lanka has an array of wildlife found in no other ecosystem, inspiring historical and religious sites, and a culture rich in tradition.

Sri Lanka is a year-round surfing destination. This is possible due to the monsoon seasons at different times of the year. Both Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa host international surfing events annually. November to April brings morning offshore winds to the western side, centred around Hikkaduwa, where beach and reefs dominate. May to October brings the same conditions to the east centred around Arugam Bay. Here the occasional reef and a profusion of long, sand points offer relatively unchallenging but consistent waves. The waves here are from the same swells which regularly sweep up the Indian Ocean.

Offering quality waves, Sri Lanka’s south and south-west coastline is a haven for surfers but predominatlely catering to lower and medium budgets. There is currently not much available in the surf destinations for the discerning traveller looking for luxurious and developed resort areas.

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Sri Lanka can be divided into two seasons, November to April and May to October. Different parts of the country having better surf conditions during different times of the year. During the months of November to April, the best area of the country to be surfing is the south-west coastline with Hikkaduwa being the main surf area at this time of year. During the months of May to October the best part of the country is the east coast, with Arugam Bay being the main surf area at this time of year. While the moonsoon is lashing the west coast, the endless beaches on the opposite side of the island stretch out under the blazing sun.

For optimum weather it is best to visit Sri Lanka between the rainy seasons. November to April is generally the driest time of year in the south west and hills area of the country and May to September is the driest time for the east.

For consistent swells May to October is the time to head over to the east coast of Arugam Bay area, but keep an eye out for onshore winds which can be a bit unpredictable at this time, so head out first thing in the morning to maximise the chances of offshore winds. During the season, you can expect swells from 2-6ft year round.