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3 Best Surf Spots In Sri Lanka

We round up 3 of the most well known and best surf spots in Sri Lanka. Here’s all you need to know if you’re a professional or you just want to learn.

1. Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is definitely where the professionals head to.

The area is recognised worldwide as one of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka. There are many surfing competitions held at Arugam Bay, which is probably why it’s known so well.

Peanut Farm Beach is a cool spot only a 25 minute tuk tuk drive away from the centre of Arugam Bay.

The beach there is stunning too. We spent the whole day at Peanut Farm Beach in the scorching heat and played with puppies on the beach.

We rented a board and gave the surfing a go but it was a lot harder than we thought. Especially as the waves were a little too high for beginners.

Whiskey Point is also another spot around 15 minutes from Arugam Bay.

We personally didn’t visit as we chose to go to Peanut Farm Beach instead but the beach is supposed to be just as beautiful. 

At Whisky Point there are some excellent waves for beginner to intermediate surfers, so there will be lots of people on surfing lessons.

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Arugram Bay certainly comes top of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka
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At the main beach in Arugam Bay

2. Weligama Beach

Just 15 minutes up the road from Mirissa is Weligama Beach, and this place comes in second on the best surf spots in Sri Lanka list.

For beginners, this is the place to get stuck in and master the waves. The main company we noticed everyone to be using was Freedom Surf School.

They offer both beginner and intermediate lessons for roughly £10 per hour, and you can book a Weligama 1-Hour Beginner Learn to Surf Lesson in advance.

So if you’re a keen to learn, this will be one of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka for you.

There are a few quirky food spots around the area as well so keep your eyes peeled!

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Weligama Beach at sunset – This beach is one of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka for beginners (as well as pros)

3. Hiriketiya Beach

Hiriketiya Beach is located on the southern coast of the island, just next door to Dikwella Beach. 

It’s a small stretch of beach with golden sand and endless palm trees that also goes by the name of Hiriketiya Bay.

We jumped on the local bus from Mirissa to Dikwella as it’s super, super cheap and took around an hour.

Many people head to Hiriketiya Beach Sri Lanka for a quieter scene. There are a lot less people around and it attracts a much more chilled crowd.

It truly is a jungle Paradise with huge waves from every surfers dreams.

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Hiriketiya Beach is most recently becoming heard of as one of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka

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