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Plus: good fun waves, offshore winds during the monsoon, cheap travel.The season at the west-east (hikkaduwa, midigama etc) is from nov-march and then at the east coast (arugam bay) it's from may-sept.
Minus: Fickle swells and winds, pollution, localism, Suffering a major civil war which is no longer contained in the Northern provinces. Get good travel advice before going!
The surf in Sri Lanka is there on the whole south coast. there are heaps of places that pic up the swell and provide up to 3ft of good quility waves, if you want the good stuff youll have to go in season Jan/Feb. Sri Lanka is average in all departments, the surf the people the vibe everything. Some days are good in the water but if everyone who goes there is honest it is crowded. The local surfers are pretty good and are getting more and more aggro towards foreigners each season,
Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India
Geographic coordinates: 7° 0' N, 81° 0' E
Coastline km: 1,340 km km
Climate: tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October)
Terrain: mostly low, flat to rolling plain; mountains in south-central interior
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: Pidurutalagala 2,524 m
Natural hazards: occasional cyclones and tornadoes
Currency: Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Population: 20,222,240 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Sinhala (official and national language) 74%, Tamil (national language) 18%, other 8%
Divisions: 8 provinces; Central, North Central, North Eastern, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western
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|Surf Spots (33)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Arugam Bay||79 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Bennys||10 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Coral Garden||2 / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Pros or kamikaze only...|
|Dalawella||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Devils rock||- / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Dewata, Galle||3 / -||Right and left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Dewella (Unawatuna)||4 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Elephant rock||1 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Gaza Strip||- / -||Left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|GD's||2 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||All surfers|
|Hikkaduwa||52 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|kingfisher||- / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Experienced surfers|
|Koggala Lefts||2 / -||Left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Local's Point||5 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Main Point||10 / -||Right||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Matara||6 / 3||Right||Sand-bar||All surfers|
|Midigama Left (market)||13 / -||Left||Point-break||All surfers|
|Midigama Right||13 / -||Right||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Mirissa||9 / -||Right||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Okanda||12 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Owerkanda||2 / -||Left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Peanuts Farm||10 / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Plantations||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Pottuvil Point||34 / -||Right||Point-break||Experienced surfers|
|Thalpe||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||All surfers|
|Thalyadi||2 / -||Right||Beach-break||Experienced surfers|
|The Peaks||6 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|The Rock||17 / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
|Turtle eco beach||- / -||Right and left||Don't know||Experienced surfers|
|Unawatuna||3 / -||Reef-coral||Experienced surfers|
|Weligama||12 / -||Right and left||Beach-break||Beginners wave|
|Whiskey point||- / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
|Wijiya Beach||- / -||Right and left||Reef-coral||All surfers|
By arugambaytraveller , 3 Aug
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By seh_pick , 16-05-2013
Peanut Farm - Just south of A-Bay, there's a great place that's not easy to find called Peanut Farm -- great spot. If you ask the tukk tukk drivers in A-Bay, they know where it is. Best surf on the east coast, and a great place to take pic's, as the main break is right directly in front of a massive rock that juts out into the sea -- no chance of hitting the rock, the roll right is awesome...
By Anonymous , 16-05-2013
Dunstan - Hey, one pretty cool place to check out in Hikk's is Dunstan Surfwear, they have a shop on Galle Rd. and a tailor shop at Time Travels. Custom made boardies, where you pick the fabrics and make the design yourself. Mine look awesome, and it was a blast to create them with Dunstan (one of the first surfers in Sri Lanka). He told me they now have an online site: www.dunstansurfwear.com where you can design online and they'll ship your design to you house (free shipping too). If you're in Hick's a decent place to stay and eat is the Coral Sands.. pretty ressonable and clean. Citrus is nice if you're not on a budget..!! Off to A-Bay....
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