Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog
US-based The Inertia lifestyle blog loves us. Its guide to surf trips says that “Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place, with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, palm trees galore—and waves”.
Mike Denning writes: “Everywhere you look, there are waves. Lefts, rights, A-frames—it truly is a paradise for surfers and non-surfers alike.
“I stumbled upon a few gems that made me realize this island country is perfectly suited for Westerners. Many of the nicer accommodations are located right on some of the best waves in the country.”
And a lot of helpful natives. “I got in touch with some locals that run Surf Stay Sri Lanka to help me unlock local knowledge. They set me up in a perfect place for my family, right in front of a hollow right and about 10 minutes away from a long left.
“If you look at a map, you’ll notice that there is absolutely NOTHING between Antarctica and Sri Lanka.
“Indonesia is to the east and there is a lot of space between Sri Lanka and Africa for swells to travel uninterrupted. The surf is consistent.”
There’s more. “Going to Sri Lanka is like going to a different world. The culture and food are so different from what many of us are accustomed to.
“It is really interesting to check out Hindu temples, go on safaris, see elephants, ride in tuk-tuks, swim with sea turtles, and visit tea plantations while you’re out of the water.
“If you are up for traveling to some unique places and good surf, Sri Lanka is a place I would recommend. Your money goes a long way, it is clean and safe, there are plenty of things to do for surfers and non-surfers alike, and you’re guaranteed to find waves.”
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