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Best Surf spots in Down South Sri Lanka – Where to Go to Catch The Best Waves

Sri Lanka is on the fast route to becoming a world renowned surfing destination. With such beautiful beaches and hidden-away surfing spots, visitors can enjoy the sport and a range of attractions.



Unawatuna is the perfect choice for a quiet beach holiday. There are plenty of Unawatuna hotels to cater just about any budget and preference. CoCo Bay Unawatuna is a popular choice among travellers who seek comfort and convenience. The town suffered a great deal from the 2004 Tsunami but has made a striking recovery. Despite its massive popularity, the beach is not as crowded and provides amazing water sports opportunities, beautiful coral reefs and safe swimming spots that everyone can enjoy. Unawatuna is also a great spot for surfing enthusiasts.



Hikkaduwa started gaining popularity in the early 1960's. Throughout the decades, what was a small fishing village turned into one of the most famous holiday destinations in Sri Lanka. Today, Hikkaduwa provides a great deal of travel amenities including hotels, restaurants and plenty of facilities for surfers. The town is famous for its corals and also fort is incredible waves for surfing. The town if Hikkaduwa is easy to reach and can provide a full on beach holiday experience complete with water sports for travellers from all over the world.



Mirissa is widely popular for being a prime destination to watch dolphins and whales as they migrate. In addition, the waves of Mirissa are excellent for those who wish to enjoy surfing regardless of their skill level. The town is actually a small fishing village which is located within easy reach of a handful of incredible surfing spots. Once you have enjoyed a surfing session, you can venture inland to explore the lush coconut and rubber plantations, spice gardens and beautiful temples with rich historical value. Of course, if you arrive at the right time of the year, you can also enjoy a whale watching excursion.



Weligama is a top choice among those who wish to enjoy surfing, swimming and a full range of exciting watering sports. Like most coastal towns in Sri Lanka, Weligama started out and still is a fishing village. The idyllic town provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy beaches that are blissfully not crowded and the famous stilt fishermen at certain times of the day. Since surfing is widely popular, visitors can enjoy the sport with the facilities offered by many services providers including the few hotels and resorts in the area. Weligama is also home to beautiful spice gardens and various plantations to explore if you venture inland from the beach.



Koggala is home to a handful of holiday resorts and some of the most picturesque beaches you will see in Sri Lanka. These are a great choice for water sports such as surfing and to spend some time in the sun, undisturbed by massive crowds. If you wish to take a break from the stunning coastline, you can head down to the Koggala Lake and Koggala River to enjoy beautiful views and animal sightings.