The little tear-drop shaped Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka delivers everything you might expect from a tropical gem. An exotic land of tea, coconuts, jungle, spices, ancient temples and elephants with a blend of ethnicities and left over signs of the British colonial days everywhere. With its predominantly Buddhist culture, Sri Lanka offers a laid back surf holiday destination with a surf menu made up of a choice of coral/rock reefs, points and beach breaks.
If you like to be beachfront, with the sound of the ocean a constant soundtrack and the opportunity of having sand between your toes within moments of stepping out of bed then you are going to love our Sri Lanka surf holidays.
Our Sri Lankan surfing selections are all located on the south-west coast which means it is exposed to pick up the same consistent, long distance swells which fire up many of the Indonesian waves. Board shorts are the surf attire of choice thanks to the all year round warm waters and tropical air temperatures.
If riding glassy faces is more important to you than size then the best time to come is December to March. If you want to catch the bigger swells then these occur from May to October but with predominantly onshore winds.
Weligama offers a long beach break with a choice of left and right peaks and conditions perfect for learning to surf. There is also a right handed reef within walking distance and further options close by. Mirissa is home to a right handed coral reef break with further reefs, points and beach breaks in the vicinity.
The south-west coast has several named spots but sometimes the best offerings can be found away from these centers. All of our Sri Lankan surf holiday options offer guiding and spot transfers which means you can explore many out of the way places and also be sure of being wherever the best wave is depending on swell, winds, tides and crowd levels.
Budget to mid range surf camps offering accommodation in bungalows and cabanas and mid to luxury range surf resorts make up the bulk of Sri Lanka surf base choices. A wide choice of single rooms mean solo travelers are catered for but there are also double, twin and triple room choices so all party sizes and combinations can be accommodated.
As all of our Sri Lanka surf holiday choices offer coaching along with a combination of mellow wave options, they are well suited for complete beginners. The same surf tuition services are popular with surfers from intermediate to advanced levels who have reached a plateau with their wave riding skills and are looking to push on to the next level with some expert advice.
The widely found guiding and spot transfer services are also a good fit for higher level surfers looking for new challenges and the chance to explore and ride lesser known spots.
The comfortable to luxury accommodation options and the draw of naturally beautiful tropical surroundings also make Sri Lanka surf trips popular choices for families and couples.
The packages offered through Sri Lanka surf trip operators typically come as accommodation only or accommodation plus bed and breakfast meal arrangements. However, there is also the option of including such things as guiding and/or classes.
We're pretty sure we don't have to sell the attractions of this little tropical island but we do feel we can be of assistance in helping you decide which of our trips will work the best for you. Our LUEX team are ready, willing and very able to take your call and guide you through the options.