Sri Lanka: South West Sri Lanka
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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:
The Sri Lankan Waves
Based on the middle of the Sri Lankan south coast we are in the middle of the surf mecca and are surrounded with great surf. The coastline is packed with surf brakes and a 5 minute tuk tuk ride north or south from our villa we have more than 20 brakes to choose from. We have waves for every one, small friendly beach brakes, long peeling point breaks, shallow reefs and perfect barrels.
There sure is something for everyone one Sri Lanka! Typical spots near the villa include Ram’s right, Lazy Left, Lazy Right, Plantations, Weligama, The Rock, Kabalana, Fish sticks, Coconuts and many more. Every day we do a spot check and head to the surf spot best suited for the conditions and for your surfing level.