Surf Breaks On The South Coast Of Sri Lanka

Best Surf Breaks On The South Coast Of Sri Lanka

While Sri Lanka has been known for its beaches and for being a tourist destination, it rarely gets credit for being a fabulous surfing destination. If you are looking for luxury villas near Galle while planning to do some surfing, check out the island’s surf breaks among the things to do in Koggala, Sri Lanka. The southern coastline offers beaches for every type of surfer, beginner to expert level, any time of year. To figure out which beaches to head out to read our guide below.

Lazy Lefts and Lazy Rights

A favourite among surfers in Sri Lanka, Lazy Lefts and Lazy Rights are two relaxed waves in Midigama. The take off at Lazy Lefts can be steep but irons out. Lazy Rights has breaks in different places, so lots of paddling. Both spots are beginner to intermediate friendly. What’s even more exciting is that the location could be accessed enroute while attending to your things to do in Koggala, Sri Lanka list.

Weligama Beach Break

For those looking to stay in luxury villas near Galle, it’s worth checking out the surf in Weligama as the beach area is just about 42 minutes away. Weligama Beach Break is one of the best places to learn to surf. Great for beginners looking to learn fast. Situated in a large bay, it’s perfect when other places are too windy. 

Jungle Beach

Jungle Beach is a beautiful, secluded patch of beach in Unawatuna which is accessed through the jungle. It offers some of the best waves. The main left hand break and right hand break work wonderfully when over 3ft, but both breaks can go up to 6ft. There are shallow reefs, and a 500m paddle out, but the 400m rides are worth it.


Kabalana is an ideal surf spot for intermediates. Known to be one of the best surf spots in the island, it can get crowded.It’s a popular choice for short boarders, because of the A-frame peak offering long barrels. 

South Beach

North of Kabalana is an uncrowded beach which has a deep reef break. There’s a 300m paddle out with relaxed lefts and rights to pick. South Beach can hold up to 4ft during a bigger swell and is beginner to intermediate friendly.

Coconut Point Gurubebila

A popular beach with an A-frame reef break providing peeling rights and lefts over a shallow reef. The more intermediate to advanced spot is accessible by jumping off the reef.