Eraeliya Villas & Gardens
Sri Lanka: South West Sri Lanka
Set foot onto this beautiful island, once known as Ceylon, and experience the eclectic blend of rich culture and supreme surf.
Low Pressure's Stormrider Surf Guide says:
Sri Lanka, the teardrop-shaped island falling from the southern tip of India, is the best-known and busiest surf destination on the Subcontinent. The south coast of this extraordinarily beautiful country is open to the same regular, long distance SW swells that pepper Indonesia. However, unlike Indonesia, unfavourable, local, monsoonal wind patterns arrive during the prime May-Oct swell season, bringing onshore winds. This means that most surf travellers, wanting to score glassy conditions, venture here during the much quieter swell period of Dec-March, but even at this time of year waist to head high waves are common and the conditions are perfect. The centre of the south coast surf scene are the handful of reefs in the resort town of Hikkaduwa.
To the East much of the beachbreak is shoredump most of the time but there are a lot of rocky coves that can transform unruly swells into something worth searching for. Check out Dickwella, Nilwella, Tangalla and the extensive sands leading to Hambantota, before the main road heads inland to skirt the massive wilderness of the Yala National Park and onto the sandy right points of Southeast Sri Lanka.
Find more general info about when to go and statistics on Low Pressure's Stormrider Guide website.
Condition descriptions provided by the operator:
Located in a prime spot just north of Weligama’s main spots.
The waves in the area and many and varied with lots of different options to choose from, a few minutes north of south of the villas you have the classic beach breaks of Weligama, the more advanced reef breaks of Midigama and Ahangama.
Right out in front of the villas, overlooked by the infinity pool is a perfect left and right hand reef break.