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5 Of the Top Surfing Spots in Sri Lanka - Catch a wave on the idyllic teardrop island

Amidst the majestic Indian Ocean, surrounded by wide-open seas, Sri Lanka is a surfer's mecca rich with fantastic beaches for hitting the waves. No matter whether you find your slice of bliss on the vibrant southwest coast or the more laid-back East, you are in for a memorable surfing experience.


Hikkaduwa - strong surf, stunning beaches and atmospheric vibes

In the seaside resort town of Hikkaduwa, it would be rare to find an unoccupied set of waves. The vibrant beach town is renowned for its incredible surf, where both sea-savvy daredevils and novices are treated to a slice of fantastic surf. Going south of Colombo, the island country's bustling economic capital, Hikkaduwa is certainly a star attraction among the string of beachside cities that lie on the southwest coast — not just for catching a wave but also for the town's stunning beaches and atmospheric party vibes.


Weligama - the first set of waves in the pearl for the novice surfer

For those novice surfers to Sri Lanka looking to test the thrilling waters, look no further than Weligama to ride your first couple of waves in the tropical island nation. Weligama may not be high on the list when it comes to the most beautiful cities in the south, but for those who are looking for that beginner surfer's experience to get a taste of the turquoise waters that surround the island country, you will not be left disappointed, although the sandy shores of the town — as in "sandy village", which is the English translation for "Weligama" — aren't all that bad.


Ahangama - incredible surf spots galore affording the best slice of surf

Stretching between the two popular surf towns in the south, Unawatuna and Midigama, the seaside city of Ahangama is home to a slew of incredible surf spots that promise one of the best surfs one could have in the Indian Ocean island nation. Kabalana Beach is undoubtedly one of the most favoured by novice and experienced surfers alike out of the bunch of spots in the vicinity.


Arugam Bay - the surf town of choice come the south-western monsoon

From December to mid-April, the string of beach towns on the southwestern coast rules the surf in the island nation of Sri Lanka. When the island sees its southwestern monsoon between May and October, Arugam Bay on the eastern coast steals the spotlight and is the surf town of choice to which all surfers in the tropical country flock. The vibe here is definitely more laid-back than in the south, and the surf — there's a whole host of breaks, from beginner to daredevil, on the menu.


Mirissa - adrenaline-pumping surf days, vibrant boozy nights

Last but not least, Mirissa is a small town on the south coast, but the surf adventures on offer are not as small as the size of the beach town. Adding to a fantastic surf experience is a slew of fine hotels and resorts, including the likes of Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, which make your time outside the waters just as exciting.