Sri Lanka: South West Sri Lanka
Cape Weligama captures the quintessential essence of Sri Lankan luxury and is the epitome of exclusivity. Indulge in an unforgettable experience.
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.
Conditions provided by the operator:
Cape welgiama is perfectly located to make the most of the amazing surf on offer in Sri Lanka.
While located in Weligama, one of the most famous spots in Sri Lanka. The resort over looks a perfect reef break that breaks with the same consistency as the main spots. Due to the unique location and the private land that it is located on, this spot is very hard to access when not staying at the Cape Weligama, meaning it is one of the least crowded spots in the area. You can over look the break from the various restaurants and see how its looking while enjoying their incredible food.
There is an onsite watersports centre that has surfboard available for hire and a guide to show you the best spot. For real beginners, Weligama’s main peak just down the road is the perfect place to learn and lessons can be arranged. The are numerous other breaks in the area as well for those wanting to explore them all.