The surfing capital of the Southern Province attracts some serious surfers. With easy access to the waves of Weligama, Unawatuna, Mirissa and Midigama, you’ll find numerous surf camps in this small town, where the shallow reef also attracts keen snorkellers. Surf straight from the long stretch of beach here, and relax under the jungle palms afterwards. The dry season runs from December to March, bringing with it offshore winds and good waves. You’ll still find rideable waves during the wet season, from May to September.
With easy access to the waves of Weligama, Unawatuna, Mirissa and Midigama, you’ll find numerous surf camps in this small town, where the shallow reef also attracts keen snorkellers.
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|Intermediate / Advanced||Rajith is a competition-quality reef break that’s probably the best of the Ahangama surf, Kabalana point aside. A peeling A-frame with pretty long rides and a rippable shoulder, it’s good for intermediates and up. Breaks over reef and coral. Smaller days are mellow and cruisy. Bigger days are steeper and faster.|
|Advanced||Not so well known but this fickle break offers some good rides for experienced short boarders when it works. It’s over very shallow reef and is quite a fast ride, so beginners should steer well clear. Always a left. Best on N-NE offshore winds.|
|All||This reef break is positioned beside a small island which is worth a visit in itself to explore. This peaceful and special place is rarely surfed, so it’s ideal if you’re wanting a private session to yourself. The left hand hander that breaks off the island is only suitable for the experienced. Further to the right of the island, there is a long right hander that is ideal for all styles of surfing.|