Surfing in Sri Lanka

Christophe Faugere surfing at Mirissa.

Christophe Faugere surfing at Mirissa.

Surfing was one of our main reasons to come to Sri Lanka in the first place.

Sri Lanka has two distinct seasons on either side of the island. November to April brings morning offshore winds to the western side, where beach and reefs dominate between Hikkaduwa and Matara. The location of Sakara House in Ahangama is slap bang in the middle of this stretch of coast.

Waves for beginners and advanced surfers.

“The region of Ahangama to Mirissa is 9 miles and could be called Sri Lanka’s tribute to Hawaii’s North Shore 7 mile miracle. There are a handful of fun surf spots from lefts, rights, beachies and A-frames. Amongst these breaks you’ll find spots that cater to the beginner and others that serve up waves to satiate an intermediate and even advanced surfer.” (Surf Dubai)

The closest surf breaks in Ahangama can be reached by push-bike in less than 5 minutes.

Our surf services:

  • Board rental
  • Surf lessons
  • Surf guiding (incl. transport)

To watch a collection of surf videos for various spots on the south west coast, please click here.

May to October brings the same conditions to the east, centered around Arugam Bay.

A map of the southern part of Sri Lanka

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On Wanna Surf you find 30 spots described for Sri Lanka.

From Ahangama going south/east the spots are:

  • Midigama – Left (point break) – Experienced surfers
  • Midigama – Right (reef-rocky break) – Experienced surfers
  • Peanuts Farm – Right (point break)
  • Plantations – Right and Left (reefy-rocky break) – Experienced surfers
  • Weligama – Right and Left (beach break) – Beginners
  • Mirissa – Right (reef, coral break with lots of sea urgins)

From Ahangama going north/west the spots are:

Magic Seaweed

Magic Seaweed provides forecasts for seven spots on the south-west coast of Sri Lanka.