For a very long time, the political dispute between the Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan army made visiting parts of Sri Lanka a risky proposition. But the end of the war in early 2009 has finally enhanced the security situation and opened up new opportunities for visitors and tourists who come to Sri Lanka.
The coast line is also getting back into its original beauty after the tsunami in 2004. Meaning right now is the best time to experience a range fun waves in the 3 to 7 feet range, on sandy and reef bottom for beginners and advanced surfers alike, predominantly in Sri Lankas southern regions.
Unfortunately, lots of people have the same idea, so do not expect to have it to yourself. Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa are the main surf zones; avoid these hot spots to find some solitude.
The good news is that there is plenty of undiscovered surf between Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa which works during both seasons.
Best time to go: November to March (west coast), May to September (south-east coast).
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