Sri Lanka is today regarded as a surfing hotspot by the International Surfing Community with the East coast’s Arugam Bay boasting an annual international surfing competition. Sri Lanka is a year-round surfing destination with a wide range of excellent locations on both the east and southwest coast, each suitable at different times of the year according to the monsoon seasons.

Sri Lanka has two distinct seasons on either side of the island. November to April brings morning offshore winds to the western side, centered around Hikkadua, where beach and reefs dominate. May to October brings the same conditions to the east centered around Arugam Bay. Here the occasional reef and a profusion of long, sand points offer relatively unchallenging but consistent waves.

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