Hikkaduwa & SouthWest Coast

      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.
      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
The Green Rooms -  Weligama

The Green Rooms - Weligama

From US$ 128 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.

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 of all budgets.

Where to Stay

Number One Mirissa is a beautiful boutique hotel perched on a cliftop overlooking a mellow right-hander that runs along the cliff wall.

Susantha, who is the manager, will help organise you tours or a driver to take you to visit other nearby waves, or the tea plantation, spice gardens, etc.

Sri_Lanka

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. If you are planning to travel between July and August, then the place to stay is Arugam Bay (east coast).

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.

Approximately 100km from Colombo on the south western coast you will find Hikkaduwa. Here, you will find people snorkeling on the coral reefs and surfers getting the breaks in the background where the waves are usually from 3-6ft, offering both lefts and rights. The swell in this area is pretty consistent during the season and offers options for all levels of surfers. The waves are fun & mellow, although sometimes a bit fickle.

The main break called Main Reef offers A-shaped waves and you can ride them both ways. For relaxed surfing, Beach Break offers decent left- and right-handers for beginners, while Benny’s and Inside Reef are more intense and challenging left-handers.

Sandy Village aka Weligama is about 30km east of Galle, apart from having a Sandy Bay, the mainly fishing town is a massive draw card for surfing, snorkelling and diving. It boasts good right & left beach-breaks, mainly for beginners.

Some more breaks not listed above:

  • Coral Garden - right & left reef-rocky: pros or kamikazes only!
  • Midigama Left (market) - left point-break all surfers.
  • Midigama Right - right reef-rocky: experienced surfers.
  • Mirissa - right reef-coral all surfers.
  • Main Point - experienced surfers.
  • Okanda - right point-break all surfers.
  • Pottuvil Point - right point-break experienced surfers.
  • Unawatuna - reef-coral experienced surfers.