1. Arugam Bay
Arguably the best wave in Sri Lanka, it breaks over a rocky bottom at Main Point, which is excellent for intermediate and expert surfers. The sandy bottom at Baby Point attracts beginners with its leisurely, long waves.
Weligama is a 2km-long stretch on the South Coast. In Sinhalese, it means “Sandy Village”. It’s beginner-friendly, can be surfed throughout the year and on a good day, offers excellent long rides of up to 400m.
Lazy Left and Lazy Right sit opposite each other in Midigama Bay and cater to all levels. At low tide, Lazy Left is longboarder-friendly with waves up to 500m. Rams is a right-hand break and welcomes advanced surfers with a fast take-off.
Please check the establishments’ respective websites for opening hours as well as booking and seating requirements before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.
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This article was originally published in the March 2019 issue of Silkwinds magazine