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Surf Holiday In Sri Lanka: Things To Remember.

Mild winds and smooth waves makes Sri Lanka one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian Ocean. The best surf spots along the island are said to be in the south and east coast of the country including Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa. Read ahead to discover a few important tips to remember when surfing in Sri Lanka.

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Avoid the crowd

@ Akhila Goonetilleke

The season for surfing in Sri Lanka is from April to October, this is when the wind is ideal and the ocean swells. The major surf locations are flocked with surfers during this time but if you look carefully you may be able to uncover secret surf spots.

Off season surfing

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The off season for surfing is said to be from November to April. If you want to enjoy cool and exciting waves 3-5 feet high coupled with playful offshore winds this is the time to go.

What to bring

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Most beachside tour providers and beach resorts have surfing gear to be hired, but you may bring your own gear if you like. If bringing your own surf boards, a standard size board will do.

Don’t spend too much on transport

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Staying in a beach hotel in Arugam Bay or Hikkaduwa such as Sunrise by Jetwing may allow you to simply walk down to beach and engage in the exciting activity. Although if you are planning to travel from Colombo you may want to hire a cab or take the southern highway bus which is the safest option.

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