Sri Lanka 2015-16 Surf Season (Oct - May) Book your room at Lions Rest Hotel

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!

Small Coconuts from ML★ on Vimeo.

Check out this Go Pro video by Eugene starring last seasons Christmas crew surfing Coconut’s reef and Weligama beach break.

Surf South Sri Lanka 2014 from eugene francis jnr on Vimeo.

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.

Gurubebila, MidigamaWeligama, and Kabalana.

South Sri Lanka 2013 from Surf South Sri Lanka on Vimeo.

See you soon!

Gone surfing.


Polhena Surf Point, Matara

Surfing-People-Lazy Left-Surf South Sri LankaPolhena Surf Point. Two kilometers from Matara is the fishing village of Polhena. Series of small beaches around fishing village. Fast left and right handers over a reef break can reach up to 5ft if it works. Watching cetaceans.

Rathgama, Overkanda Surf Point

Rathgama-Surf-PointRathgama, Overkanda Surf Point. Uncrowded, low power, left reef break between Hikkadua and Galle. Can be 5ft, 150m ride on a good day.

Unawatuna Diving, no Surf

Beaches-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka UnawatunaUnawatuna had a surf point before the artificial reef. Now its a base for Divers and late night parties. Great restaurants too.

Weligama Beach Break

Weligama-Catamaran-Surf-South Sri LankaWeligama Beach Break, long sand bars producing many  left & rights  at varying tide times. Shallow beach entry, no reef or rocks, safe to learn.  Beach side surf schools & board hire. Best at sunrise.

South Beach Surf Point

South-Beach-Surf-Point-Sri-Lanka-02-1024x576Just north of Kabalana there is an uncrowded beach, near South Beach Hotel. Sandy entry reef break, 300m paddle out with slow lefts and rights that hold to 4ft. A good longboard wave. Beginner to intermediate.

Rajith Surf Point, Ahangama

Ratith-Surf-Point-Anhagama-Sri-Lanka-3-1024x731Just south of the Ahangama fishing poles you can find Rajith Surf Point. Peeling classic A-frame holds up to 5ft with up to 350m rides. Intermediate reef break.

Meddawatta Beach Break, SK Town

Beaches-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka SK TownMeddawatta Beach, SK Town is a long beach break and caters for all level of surfers. From this one time secret sand break, with peeling left and rights holding up to 4ft. Sand beach entry and no reef or rocks.

Plantation Point, Gurubebila, Weligama

Beaches-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka MidigamaGurubebila a quiet local village between between Midigama Left and Weligama Bay. Lions Rest surf accommodation - sunset beer and cocktails.

Weligama Harbour, Fisherman' Reef

Weligama-Fisherman's-ReefWeligama, Fisherman's Reef. Fairly unknown, peeling right break that holds between 3 and 5ft, works well in a big swell. 800m paddle out from a beach entry point, shallow reef.

Hiriketiya Bay, Dikwella

Hiriketiya Beach (Horseshoe Bay), Dikwella Surf South Sri Lanka BoxHiriketiya Bay (Horseshoe Bay) is a 200m cove with a surf break that works all year. It is located near Dikwella, half way between Matara and Tangalle. Stay at Wetakeiya House, Dikwella.

Lazy Left, Midigama Station

Surfing People Lazy Lef Surf South Sri Lanka 2Lazy Left, Midigama. 2min walk from Midigama station. Slow, clean peeling left for intermediate surfers, 500m rides. Works at low tide best. Deep reef,  sand entry. 5 mins in a Tuk Tuk from Gurubebila.

The Rock Surf Point, Kabalana

Kabalana-Red-Bull-Surfing-Competition Surf South Sri LankaKabalana, The Rock Surf Point. Classic A-frame reef break. Good power, left and rights with 300m ride. Sand beach break also. Stay with Sion Surf Camp, Lace Rock.  

Talalla Beach, Tangalle

Beaches-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka TallaleTalalla Beach. Beautiful, sheltered crescent 2km wide cove, a kite boarders dream. Small local break and restaurant round the corner. Low power fun.

Ketature Beach, Surf Point

8-Ketature-Beach-Surf-Point-Sri-Lanka-Danagama-Left-1024x731Ketature Beach has a shallow reef break, mainly lefts that hold to 4-5ft. Only works on a big swell with up to 200m rides, not surfable at low tide. Intermediate surf break. Eat or stay KBH Restaurant & Rooms.

Coconut Point, Gurubebila

Anil-Benjo-CoconutsCoconut Point, Gurubebila reef break, clean and uncrowded, holds up to 6ft, medium fast powerful wave for rides up to 500m. Reef entry point. Opposite the 3 coconut palms and Lions Rest Hotel. Newly opened for 15-16

Plantation Point, Midigama

Plantation-Surf-Point-MidigPlantation Surf Point, Midigama is easy to get to from Gurubebila village on the left of the beachfront road.

Ram's Right, Midigama

Surfing-People---Rams-Right Surfing WonderlustRam's Right, Midigama. Intermediate to advanced reef break that holds up to 5ft. Fast 350m ride that sometimes barrels. Shallow reef.

Closenberg, Gallé Surf Break

Galle Surf South Sri LankaGallé Closenberg Surf Point nr Deweta Station. Beach break. Consistent small waves 2ft-4ft on sand, 100m ride. Potential pollution.

Jungle Beach, Walliwala Weligama

Secret-BreaksJungle Beach, Walliwala Weligama. Main left hand break and right that works over 3ft. Both hold to 6ft and have very shallow reef in parts and a 500m paddle out but also 400m rides.

Dondera, Madiha Surf Point

Sunset-Postcard-Surf-South-Sri LankaDondra - Madiha Point Break. Reef, sand & rock break on the most southern point in Sri Lanka. Strong rips. Whale watching tours.

Mirissa Beach, Reef Break

Beaches-Surf-South-Sri-Lanka MirissaMirissa Surf Point. Beautiful crescent shaped, sandy beach surrounded bar hotels and bars. Right hand, peeling reef break, short fast rides. Intermediate-advanced. Reef entry point.

Hikkaduwa, Main Reef

Hikkadua Surf South Sri LankaHikkaduwa busy tourist area in south-west. Reef and beach breaks. North Jetty, Benny's, Main Reef, Beach Break, Rivermouth. Party nightlife. Get some hugs at Hug Inn, you deserve a holiday.