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Closenberg (aka Deweta) Beach Break, Galle

Galle is more famous for its Fort than its surf points however on the beach the waves are fine for beginners.

Clossenburg Beach break is great for beginners of if you want an early morning paddle. One of the better breaks in Galle. Mainly rights in the bay, sand bottom entry, holds to 3ft and about 100m rides.

The bay is overlooked by the Closenberg Hotel (on the right if facing the bay). Closenberg Hotel is an old colonial style hotel with a modern bar/pool areas with weekend parties, easy to find in a Tuk Tuk. Next to Deweta Station. New Juice Bar and surf school last season 14-15.

Being close to the main town of Galle there is potential that the sea is not as clean as some of the more remote beaches, just don’t swallow too much of the water, pollution and run off after heavy rain can be a problem. There are plenty of other sightseeing and shopping options and some of the better and cleaner break at Kabalana are only a 10 minute Tuk Tuk ride away.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.