Surfing in Sri Lanka - Unakuruwa
This is another one of the more famous surf spots in Sri Lanka. It's located in a little cove with a few cafes and places to stay sprinkled about the small beach.
Break Type: Reef.
Gear: Trunks and rash guard
Ambience: This small cove has a nice beach and a few food and drink spots right on the beach. The vibe here is very mellow and on the quieter side. The closest village is Tangalle, which is a short tuk-tuk ride away if you need supplies etc... Your non-surfing companions will love it.
Main Surf Spot: Unakuruwa Beach
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. My tuk-tuk driver Sameera was awesome and knew all the good spots, you can contact him through WhatsApp +94 71 586 5999.
Nearest Airport: Colombo International Airport (CMB)
Alternative Surf Spots
Goyambokka Beach: About a 5-minute tuk-tuk ride from Unakuruwa is Goyambokka Beach. The day I went there was no surf, it's a little wedge of a protected cove, but this little beach is a great place to hang out that your non-surf companions will enjoy. There are a few food and drink options right on beach. Very picturesque.
Lodging: Little Tamarind
Food: There are just a few cafes on the beach.