Come for the golden sands of this small fishing village, with its eye-catching kraal-fishing structures of reeds and rods driven into the riverbed to trap passing prey. Life is quiet and traditional on this southwest stretch, which is around 80km (50mi) south of Colombo and can be reached on the coastal road or by train. An exposed reef break means fairly reliable surfing, but just 30 minutes down the road is the surfing hotspot of Hikkaduwa, where things get busy between November and March when the best waves are breaking.
Balapitiya in SW is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing.
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|Intermediate / Advanced||It is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the optimum conditions for surfing. Works best in offshore winds from the east northeast. Groundswells and wind swells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The left reef break is best, but there is a right reef as well. Even when there are waves, it's not likely to be crowded. Take care of coral.|