Sri Lanka emerges as a destination filled with intrigue and discovery, offering a rich tapestry of culture and adventure for the genuine traveler. This country captivates with its blend of vibrant experiences, standing out as a newfound favorite on the global map. With pristine beaches that remain largely unspoiled, Sri Lanka provides an exceptional surf haven, alongside ample opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. It embodies authenticity at every turn – from its people and cuisine to its adventures and, most notably, its surf spots.
The surfing season on the East Coast (Arugam Bay area) comes alive from May through to the end of October. The West Coast (Hikkaduwa area) offers prime conditions from November through to the end of April. Notably, the South Coast around (East & West Weligama) enjoys consistent swells year-round, making it an ideal spot for surfers at any skill level.
World Surfaris are excited to share that Sri Lanka is indeed a treasure trove of surfing spots, despite the challenges of travel time and the lure of extensive sightseeing across the country. Therefore, while the surf alone is a compelling reason to visit, we recommend a more holistic travel plan that encompasses surfing, cultural exploration, and wildlife safaris. We’re prepared to create customized itineraries tailored to the specific regions and seasons you’re interested in, blending surfing with a deep dive into the country’s cultural and natural wonders. Sri Lanka promises an affordable and enriching family holiday that extends beyond the waves. And for those looking to further their adventure, remember, the Maldives is just a short flight away. Contact World Surfaris to plan your comprehensive trip to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is an idyllic paradise with postcard perfect surrounds. Right-hand, sand/rock bottom point breaks line its coastline turning it into one of the worlds best setups for keen surfers who want to experience fun to challenging conditions. It is a land of natural beauty, featuring turquoise lagoons and mountainous forests as its sublime backdrop. One of the amazing things about Sri Lanka is the number of elephants, giraffes and other wildlife you see on the streets and out of captivity.
Surfing in Sri Lanka has 2 distinct seasons making it a fantastic surf adventure year-round.
The East Coast is a mecca for right-hand sand bottom point breaks. From May to October, the East Coast of Sri Lanka picks up a lot of South West swells, generated by the storms of the Indian Ocean.
Known surf spots like Arugam Bay, Pottuvil Point and Peanut Farm work best in a 3-4ft swell but can handle up to 6-8ft in the rare big swell (most likely in Jun, Jul, Aug).
50 – 200 metre rides are normal at A-Bay and can turn your legs to jelly. It is the ultimate ‘run-around’ style point break. So do plenty of cardio to prepare before you head over.