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Updated by Chathurika Jinadasa on Dec 13, 2019
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The 5 Best Beaches to Surf in on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka

Surfing is a sport, a past time and a passion. Surfing spots exist across the world and each location is different to the last. Even within these locations there are nuances. In the island of Sri Lanka, surfing is a pastime loved by many and surfing enthusiasts who make the journey to the country’s shores will not be disappointed. Enjoy all the different waves you can find on the beaches in the South of the country:

1

Weligama Beach Break

Weligama Beach Break

The perfect spot for anyone starting to surf, Weligama offers a smooth surfing experience. You can have a good slide session on your board in these waters. Sure to get your trip across Southern beaches off to a good start.

2

Ahangama - Kabalana

Ahangama - Kabalana

One of the most popular locations during the peak season, Kabalana is perfect for short boarders. This is a good place to catch some long barrels, swells, double ups and wedges.

Bring your boards, bring your clothes, sip on some King Coconuts, find a home in a surf camp like Solas Surf and enjoy the wondrous waves and warm hospitality of the shores of Sri Lanka!

3

Hikkaduwa Reef

Hikkaduwa Reef

A very popular location for local surfers, this beach is perfect for beginners and pros alike. Beginners can enjoy the beach breaks while the pros can try the larger swells and barrels in the area.

4

Midigama - Rams

Midigama - Rams

Perfect spot for year round surfing, this location is recommended for more advanced surfers. With shallow reefs, it offers barrelling rights and A-frames that break over the reefs. Hence the reason it’s recommended for more mature surfers.

5

Mirissa Beach Break

Mirissa Beach Break

Easy-going waves that anyone can enjoy is the promise of Mirissa. Longboarders are perfect for this location and you are sure to find some beautiful right-handers, left-handers and swells to make your surfing experience fun as well as challenging.