Sri Lanka abounds with magnificent landscapes featuring lagoons, fertile wetlands, mysterious forests, mountains, rivers and cascading waterfalls. Exotic, authentic, and dazzling, The Pearl of the Orient is a top year-round surf destination located in the Indian Ocean to the Southeast of India and Northeast of the Maldives.
Sri Lanka is considered a surfers paradise due to its 300km of coastline from Arugam Bay to Hikkaduwa providing a variety of long point and shore breaks. Catering to beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers, the user-friendly waves are genuinely consistent all year round due.
Whether you’ve booked your surf trip to Sri Lanka with our early bird discounts, or grabbing one of our last minute deals, you’re assured to experience pure stoke in a country boasting a culture rich in tradition, inspiring historical and religious sites and a melting pot of cuisines.
In order to maximize your experience, choosing the right coast is vitally important. This relies on two factors: your surfing level, and time of the year.
Let’s have a closer look at the Sri Lankan surfing seasons!
The same swells that turn Indonesia on, deliver the goods to Sri Lanka, although obviously the higher latitude causes considerable swell decay.
There’s also countless more options only a short tuk-tuk ride away.
Arugam Bay has played host to several surfing contest over the years, such as the World Qualifying Series and Men’s World Longboard Championship. Even though East Coast Sri Lanka has continued to rise in popularity, its remoteness significantly reduces the crowds.
Along with endless perfect surf sessions, Arugam Bay excites the senses with markets serving freshly caught fish, miles of stunning scenery and a lively party scene.
Don’t miss out on visiting Yala National Park, a few hours South. It abounds with herds of elephants, crocodiles and leopards, plus a broad array of birds and reptiles.
Nestled on the notorious Galle Road, Hikkaduwa is renowned for its superb beaches, great surfing, vivid coral and exciting nightlife. Featuring sand bottom, palm tree lined, bathtub-like warm water beaches, it is the ultimate surf and lifestyle experience.
November to April brings morning offshore winds to the western side of Sri Lanka.
Water activities rule the roost here, and there are a number of PADI Dive Schools in Hikkaduwa, ready to guide you around some great shipwrecks and reef dives.
The South Coast of Sri Lanka, from Unawatuna Bay to Matara, is one of very best places in the world to see Blue Whales and Sperm Whales. The best time to see them is in April whilst they are migrating.
The entire South West Coast of Sri Lanka, including Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna Bay, Weligama and Matara, is very laid-back and fun with its bars, cafe and hotels along a beautiful stretch of beach that look out on the surf. As the day starts to fade, kick back, relax, and savour an extraordinary sunset whilst enjoying an ice cold beverage!
Surfers are spoilt for choice with over 300km of coastline from Arugam Bay to Hikkaduwa, so adventurous surfers looking for remote, uncrowded, consistent waves; book a surf experience to Sri Lanka today!