The swells rolling in to shore from the fathomless deep offer irresistible thrills, and for those who must heed the call of the waves Sri Lanka is termed the world’s ‘secret garden of surfing’. One of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean our glorious beaches have attracted surfers from across the globe since the early 1960’s. Offering plenty of action for the amateur and serious enthusiast alike, the best surf points are located on the South and East Coast. Hikkaduwa and Arugam Bay being the busiest and the best known; but many “secret spots” like Unawatuna, Ahangama, Weligama, Mirissa or Yala also offer a less crowded option. Surf schools also offer training and equipment hire, and special Surf tours are often arranged too. Two main surfing seasons – due to monsoons, affects the wave conditions and Sri Lanka has 17+ surf breaks on West and South coasts and 8+ surf breaks on the East coast. Considered as one of the world’s 10 best surf points, Arugam Bay draws dedicated surfers who return year after year – some to compete in the international events, but many to just enjoy the best of the surf their way.

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