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Latitude: 6° 8.325' N
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In front of the center of Hikkaduwa. You'll have to paddle a bit offshore.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movement
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Watch out!Very shallow!!!This wave only works in big swells though,wich is not so common in Sri Lanka.
By Swingkid , 11-10-2005
Benny's - I surfed it in 2003 on a 5 foot face swell. It was very shallow and fast but at the same time a really easy surfed wave. Not for beginners but for average surfers. The was far longer than 150m.. We've must have had at least 250 m rides.. Either we were lucky or we were in dreamland.. but nice was it. Best wave in Hikkaduwa!
By Tom in Encinitas CA , 10-08-2004
- The prvious msg should read:"was named after the owner of the B&B"...
By Tom in Encinitas, CA , 10-08-2004
Naming of Bennys - Does any one know if this spot was owned after the name of the proprietor of a B&B (on the oceanfront) nearby? Just curious - my dad was good friends w/him. I think he passed away recently.
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