Galle Road , Hikkaduwa , Sri Lanka

Surfing at Hikkaduwa

Hikkaduwa has been a favourite destination with international surfers for three decades. Here there are no very large waves but instead accommodating breaks that seldom become frightening. That is why beginners, who need to feel safe in order to progress with confidence, get on so well at Hikkaduwa.

The mellow reefs at Hikkaduwa tend to favour left-handers. However, the most consistent spot is Main Reef, which has fun lefts and rights on a flat coral reef. Further north is Benny’s and the North Jetty that both boast a fairly consistent big swell. South of Main Reef is the equally powerful Inside Reef. Beyond here is a long stretch of Beach Break, which varies from a fat wave (ideal for surfing beginners) to a fun shorebreak (great for body-boarders).