Surfing in Sri Lanka Hikkaduwa
This is one of the more famous and developed surf locations in Sri Lanka, and supposedly it can get very crowded here. The day I went this was not the case. Hikkaduwa Beach is a great place to base your surf vacation from as there is an abundance of cafes and shopping that your non-surfing companions will enjoy.
Break Type: Reef.
Gear: Trunks and rash guard
Ambience: This is basically a long stretch of beach with reef breaks interspersed throughout. If one surf spot is too crowded just walk a little down the beach and find another.
Main Surf Spot: Main Reef - this is the spot I surfed and it was great. Right in front of Mambo's Surf School.
Link to current conditions: Magic Seaweed
Public Parking: Just find a patch of dirt close to the beach.
Public Showers: No.
Public Restrooms: No.
Transportation: Do yourself a favor and get a driver. The streets are very crowded and I don't recommend driving. Nearest Airport: Colombo International Airport (CMB)
Alternative Surf Spots
Benny's - this is a reef break further up the road that works well in big surf (over 6ft) - experienced surfers only.
Lodging: You have many options here.
Food: There are numerous cafes and bars on the beach - lots to choose from.