Sri Lanka

What's the surf like?

Sri Lanka produces some good fun waves, offshore winds are super consistent during the monsoon season.The best surf season at the on the southwest (hikkaduwa etc) is from November to march and then on the east coast (arugam bay) from may to september. The coast from Arugam Bay to Hikkaduwa is littered with long sand bottom point breaks and hidden reefs.

 

Surf regions in Sri Lanka include...

Weather in Sri Lanka

27°C

Sri Lanka is another one of those tropical destinations with distinct a dry and wet season. This gets slightly complicated as the change of seasons also brings a monsoon to each respective of the island. From May to October, it is the dry season on the east coast or the Arugam Bay side of Sri Lanka, with the west coast is being lashed by the monsoon. During the other time of the year, November to April, the opposite applies with the wet season coming to the east coast.

Generally the best time to travel to Sri Lanka is between November to March for the west coast, south coast and the hill country. For the east coast the best time is between April and September. This will keep you nice and dry and out of those monsoons. Coincidently this coincides with the surfing seasons as well.

Both the ocean and coastal lying regions of Sri Lanka have an average temperature of 27°C all year.

East Coast

East Coast

Arugam Bay is a bay situated on Sri Lanka’s east coast approximately 320 km east of Colombo. It is the most popular travel destination on the east coast and is known for its great surf.

Accommodation options include Mambo's Surf Camp.

Surf breaks in the area include Arugam Bay, Okanda, Peanut Farm, Pottuvil Point.

West Coast

West Coast

The region is full of accommodation options located right near the surf. There are literally hundreds of miles of coastline to discover with a choice of reefs, beaches and pointbreaks.

Surf breaks in the area include Hikkaduwa, Matara, Unawatuna Bay, Weligama.

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