Hikkaduwa is one of the main surf tourist towns, originally a fishing village now – surfing, kite boarding and scuba diving are the main attractions. Some good night life if you are after a party.
There are a number of local breaks and waves can be 3ft to 10ft when they are working.
Benny’s – left hander, reef break – works well over 6ft and for experienced surfers
Main Reef – left and right handers – deep reef so relatively safe
North Jetty – long lefts, reef break by the harbour wall
Beach Break – sand and reef shore break – safe and great for beginners
Watch out for the local Hikkaduwa surfers, fights have broken out with tourists, be super chilled in the line-up and you should be ok.