Surf’s up in south Sri Lanka, perfect waves today!
Sri Lanka 2016-2017 Surf Season (Aug – May)
Surf South Sri Lanka will organise your stay with anything you might want for your dream surf holiday. Whether you are a group or solo, please get in contact with your plan and we will do our best to fix it. We can arrange accommodation, transfers, transport to the best and secret reef and beach breaks, board hire and guided lessons.
There are also a range of Yoga, Ayurvedic, land and sea Touring activities to keep you busy in the day and some great group evenings with fish BBQs, fireworks and local entertainment.
Our base in Gurubebila Village
Surf South Sri Lanka HQ is in rural Gurubebila Village between Midigama and Weligama, in the South West of Sri Lanka the season is Oct-May. It is a perfect location for you to get to the best southern surf points without the crowds.
Our flagship hotel Lion’s Rest opened in December 2013. The eight-room Boutique Hotel faces the village green, leading to a clean sandy beach and Coconuts surf point. There are two large Family Rooms, three Balcony Deluxe rooms, Poolside rooms and one with a private Sunset Terrace. Book your room at Lions Rest Hotel
We have also luxury villa partners, a range of budget accommodation and tour partners. Keep in touch, and we will let you know about any group activities we are running when you are there.
Uncrowded line-ups, consistent swells and pumping waves
Gurubebila beach hosts two local surf breaks Plantation point and Coconut point. Clean waves hold up to 5ft on a good day between October and April. Peeling left and right from a reef point break with 450m rides. The local area caters for all surfing abilities, with Weligama beach break only 3km away from our base.
If you are up with the sun then it could be just you and the pole fisherman. Gurubebila is a quiet village, so you get to hang local. Maybe even catch and BBQ your fish for supper, or relax with a Lion Beer to watch another epic sunset.
Yoga and Wellbeing
Yoga and Ayurvedic therapies are available at Lion’s Rest Hotel. We have a Yoga area, Juice Bar and a variety of Yoga classes available. Perfect for a yoga-juice-detox or just a way to wind down after a rad day in the surf.
The surf season in south west Sri Lanka
The official peak surf season in the south-west, around Weligama, is from the end of October to early April. Winds are offshore making clean waves, swells are consistently good and rain is at a minimum. The season then shifts up the south east coast towards Arugum Bay from April. Outside the official surfing season you still get some fantastic days in the water. For beginners Weligama is perfect all year round for learning to surf.
You can rent all types of boards, including long boards, so check with your airline on board size restrictions. We can even rent you a 9ft4 to destroy even the smallest of waves 😉
Surf South Sri Lanka Videos
OK this is sick drone footage of, Anil Benjo from Gurubebila surfing Coconuts break outside our HQ Lion’s Rest. Massive credit to ML★ for this!
Check out this Go Pro video by Eugene starring last seasons Christmas crew surfing Coconut’s reef and Weligama beach break.
Check out this video by Marko showing south Sri Lanka in all it’s glory and starring some of the Surf South Sri Lanka family. There is some great footage of local breaks and some from the coastline.
See you soon!