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Updated by Marti Gardner on Dec 03, 2015
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Surf Spots Along The South Coast – Sensational Surfing in Sri Lanka

The South Coast of Sri Lanka not only offers mile upon mile of sundrenched shores, but also some wonderful waves for surfing from October to April. Here are some not to be missed surfing hotspots.

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Hikkaduwa

One of the most popular places for surfing, Hikkaduwa has several surfing points that can be enjoyed by both beginner and intermediate surfers. The North Jetty point features large swells and 'lefts' that surfers are abound to enjoy. Hikkaduwa Reef or the A-frame reef is also a well known location here which offers 'barrelling', both right and left. The Hansa Surf Break is another spot where one can experience some fun in the sun and surf while in Hikkaduwa.

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Galle

While not traditionally known for its surfing, the main South Coast city of Galle can sometimes provide some interesting waves for surfing during the season. Surfers should look to head to the jetty that lies on the peripheries of the town where you have a chance of catching some left breaks. The central location of this city also makes it a great base for your excursions and travellers can stay at one of the villas in Galle and head to the other more well known surfing spots along the South Coast. Era Beach by Jetwing is an ideal accommodation option to consider.

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Unawatuna

Known for its soft sandy beach and calm bay, Unawatuna has for long been something of a well kept secret when it comes to beach hideaways in Sri Lanka. It also has some great waves for surfing at what is referred to as Unawatuna Point. Expect to find reef breaks here that are well suited for beginners looking to experience some thrills on the waves even during the monsoon period.

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Midigama

Located along the South Coast, Midigama Point is a left point break that surfers will find more than satisfactory especially with its swells which can provide a fun day out on the waves. Also within easy reach of this surfing area is what is known as Plantation Point which depending on the conditions, does offer some good surfing waves as well.

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Mirissa

Mirissa Point is one of the more popular surfing hotspots along the South Coast and for good reason. The right point here provides one with a chance to ride the waves and enjoy swells that have been known to reach up to 6 feet during the surfing season, ideal for intermediate surfers.

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Weligama

More suited for beginners, Weligama offers reliable waves for surfing. Those starting off can look to head to the Weligama Beach Break, while those interested in surfing reef breaks will find points such as Kabalana, Midigama and Plantation Point within easy reach too. One can easily find surfing lessons and surf gear rental here so you can hit the waves in no time.