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Sri lanka has a great surfing culture. In addition to being the land of tea, coconut and cinnamon, Sri Lanka is one of the most reliable surfing destinations in the Indian Ocean. Surfing in Sri Lanka is a popular water sport among the foreign tourists who visit the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka.
Weligama has good waves all year round and is a favorite for beginners and intermediate surfers. Apart from palm-fringed beaches and a rich cultural heritage, you will find an easily-accessible tropical surfing paradise in the Weligama area. Weligama’s main bay is the best place to learn to surf in Sri Lanka. Other beaches nearby, such as Midigama, Gurubebila and Mirissa, offer a variety of advanced breaks for more experienced surfers.
Beginners will find plenty of surf schools in Weligama to learn the basics while more experienced surfers are bound to have fun exploring the uncrowded line-ups, with their own kind of waves. There are more than eleven surfing schools with personal and group instructors who are ready to teach their favorite skill to the surf enthusiasts. These schools in the Weligama Bay are said to be well-recognized and most of them has the certificate of recognition and license for conducting a surfing school from International Surfing Association.
If you are staying at a hotel in Colombo, Weligama is only approximately 2.5 hours away from you.