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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.

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