Surfing in Sri Lanka is as mellow and laid back as the country itself. The surfing life is simple there, dawn patrol, chill out with a coconut during the day, head out for another session in the afternoon and follow it all with a chilled beer at the local bar.
Sri Lanka is an excellent place to learn to surf and improve your skills. Most of the surf breaks are pretty mellow and there are a large number of surf camps where you can stay. The Southern Province has the best conditions during the dry season which is from November to April. The waves are normally reliable and clean and are around 2 to 6ft.
The main surfing areas in the Southern Province are near to Galle, Ahangama, Weligama and Matara. This area has the highest density of waves in Sri Lanka and features mellow beach breaks with long peeling waves for every level of surfer to enjoy.
During the months of May to October, some of the surf breaks in this region stop working due to the swell direction and wind conditions. However, waves can still be found on the sheltered surf breaks. The water is warm year-round so no matter when you go, you can expect temperatures to be around 80 to 84 Fahrenheit.
The vibes in Sri Lanka are what makes it such a dream location for female surfers. With friendly locals that love to show tourists the best hospitality. On your rest days, take a break from surfing and enjoy a safari and visit Yala National Park. You might even see wild elephants or the elusive leopard up close. If you like to hike then why not tackle Adam’s Peak at 2,234m above sea level. Take time to visit a Ceylon tea plantation in the central highlands or one of the oldest cities such as Colombo, Kataragama or Galle.