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Surfing in Sri Lanka

Sri  Lanka from east to west the beaches vary from long golden ones to the perfect wind and waves.

Yearly International surf competitions are organized in Arugam Bay. Arugam Bay, located on the east coast, is very famous for its surfing points that attract surfers from all over the world.

Sri Lanka famous Surfing locations,


  • Hikkaduwa is a seaside resort town in southwestern Sri Lanka. It’s known for its strong surf and beaches, including palm-dotted Hikkaduwa Beach.  Also, lined with restaurants and bars & enjoyable nightlife at the beach. 
  • Mirissa attracts all kinds of people, surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers. The 2km long Sri Lankan beach, divided by Parrot Rock is full of great restaurants and bars. Mirissa beach is one of the most well-known beaches in Sri Lanka. The left side of the bay is particularly popular with snorkelers. While the right side of Mirissa Beach is a great surfing hot spot.
  • Hiriketiya Beach also called Hiri Beach. It is getting more and more famous for its waves surfers find Hiri as a perfect place to hang out for a while.
  • Trincomalee Beach and Nilaveli Beach are 10-minutes away from each other and belong to one of the greatest beaches on the east coast. From March to August you will have the chance to spot dolphins and whales.
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