Unawatuna, a beach town just south of Galle, worth checking out on your way to historical Dutch Fort. At The Surfer surf camp Weligama we highly recommend to visit this picturesque and atmospheric town while you’re in the South.

Beginner-friendly surf spots are tucked into the inside of Unawatuna Bay, including beginner mecca in the area – Dewata Beach/Clossenburg Beach, offering slow and mellow waves.

Around those are a few reefs and some stretches of shore leading down all the way to Weligama, home of our surf and yoga camp Sri Lanka.


Hiriketiya is another horseshoe bay in the South, but less known than Weligama, what makes it more of a hidden gem.

Beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear water has the best of two worlds – smooth and soft waves for beginners, and – steep surf break that soars over shallow reef for intermediates and advance surfers – making it one of the best Sri Lankan surf beach breaks.


Hikkaduwa is one of the most developed surf tourist towns, famous for number of local breaks and waves that can reach 3ft to 10ft on high season.

The main beach is the place where some of the best surf schools operate, thus perfect for beginners with its soft sandy seabed and smooth waves

More advanced surfers can head to Benny’s – swift and steep reef, a left hander. For intermediates, ready to bring their surfing to another level, these surf spots will be a strike:
Main Reef – left and right handers – deep reef so relatively safe;
North Jetty – long lefts, reef break by the harbor wall.

Arugam Bay

Widely renowned as one of the best surfing destinations not only inSri Lanka, but in the whole Asia, Arugam Bay is rightfully believed to be a surfing mecca of the island.

During high season (from May to October) the area is bustling with cheerful, eager surf crowd from advanced surfers to those just getting their feet in, as Arugam Bay has variety of the best surfing spots on the East catering to any level. From the gentle swells of Pottuvil Point to the rushing swells of Peanut Farm you are sure to catch your perfect wave here.

Arugam Main Point: point break – good for intermediate to advanced surfers and is not suitable for beginners.

Peanut Farm:
surf spot with the sand-bottom main point and inside point – perfect for beginner to intermediate surfing. Easy accessible and extremely famous, what makes it quite crowded most of the time.

is one of the furthest surf spots from Arugam Bay – expect a 45-minute drive or more. The point break is good for intermediate and advanced surfers.

Pottuvil Point: Another popular break, with a main and inside point, what makes it perfect for all surf levels.

Whisky Point: offers 1 main point – many beginner lessons take place here.

Lighthouse: the break is further away from Arugam Bay, so tends to be a little less crowded.

Elephant Rock: Another famous surf spot for people looking for the slippery barrel. This is a right hand pointer located south of Arugam Bay.