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If you are looking to find a connection with the waves and try your feet in surfing Weligama is the ideal place to try your luck with the ocean.
The 2 km stretch of shallow sandy beach is one of the best places in Southern Sri Lanka to learn surfing and catch your first wave. Start at the first light of the day when the tide is just right and carry on surfing until the day break with a continuous flow of uncontended waves that hardly rise above 2.5 meters.
With a long season that spans between April and November, Weligama Bay is naturally protected from the wind and will still offer you a decent surf when the rest of the south coast is blown out.
Once you have learned your ropes in Weligama head to Kabalana, which is just 20-30 minute drive away from Weligama for immaculate beaches with a more exposed beach break with higher and faster waves to polish your surfing skills.
However, if you are a more experienced surfer looking for a more serious action, you can always head to Mirissa and Gurubebila situated just 3 km South and North from Weligama respectively.