Sri Lanka is a famous surfing destination that caters to all experience levels. The country has different seasonal patterns on each side of the island. When one coast is choppy, the other is calm. The rains take turns hitting the coast from different directions, making Sri Lanka a year round surf option. Sri Lanka is an island of two halves, with the East and West of the island experiencing different monsoon seasons, with the west side of the island getting the best waves between November and April, and the east between May and October.
Boasting not only the escapist south-east beach settlement of Arugam Bay – which is listed as one of the top ten surf spots in the world – but also several other great surf points along the south coast, including Hikkaduwa and Mirissa, and in Trincomalee, surfers will be spoiled for choice. Sri Lanka’s monsoon weather patterns mean that one side of the island is always in season for water-sports, so surfing in Sri Lanka is possible all year round.