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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Sri Lanka

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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%
Capital: Colombo
Divisions: 8 provinces; Central, North Central, North Eastern, North Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Uva, Western

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Calções de surf Calções de surf Calções de surf Calções de surf Calções de surf Calções de surf
Water temp. 81°F
27°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
81°F
27°C
Air temp. 79°F
26°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
-17°F
-27°C
Climate

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Surf Spots

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Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Arugam Bay 77 / -
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
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 / -
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 29 / -
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
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
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Hikkaduwa
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Feb 3, 2013
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Hikkaduwa
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Feb 2, 2013
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The Rock
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Feb 1, 2013
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Trip: Sri Lanka surftrip
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From Jan 25, 2013 to Feb 4, 2013

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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....

By anan , 30-05-2012

july trip around sri lanks - hi
arriving to lanka on july 12/13, will have 4-5 days trip around the island and then to abay. pls join if anyone is interested

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