Best Surfing Beaches of Sri Lanka – Surf’s on!

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If you’re ready to hit the shimmering ocean waters and the golden beaches of Sri Lanka, and you’ve got your surfboard packed with the rest of your luggage, here are some of the best surfing beaches on the island.

Weligama

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Aerial view of the Weligama Beach | Photo by  Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa

Weligama Bay has recently become quite popular with surfers; both beginners and at a pro level. In Weligama, hotel accommodations, restaurants and surfing schools can be found in plenty with hotels such as Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa being a new favourite.

Mirissa

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dronepicr, Mirissa beach aerial (29448581263), CC BY 2.0

A few km off Weligama, you’ll find Mirissa beach an ideal spot for intermediate to pro level surfers. The towering emerald waves are a magnificent sight. The beach is lined up with plenty of bars and restaurants offering you a haven from the sun.

Arugam Bay

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Arugam bay surfingMadmartigand , (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Travel towards the east of the island, and you’ll find the iconic surfing spot in the entire island. Surfers travel from around the world to break through the waves at Arugam Bay.

Midigama

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Midigama Beach – A lesser known surfers paradise – Photo by Raegan Large

A lesser-known surfing beach on the island, the waves here are smooth and are certainly not for those at a beginner level.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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