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Dewata Beach is located in the village of Dewata, in Katugoda, Galle. It is a renowned surfing spot, and also has a surfing school. The area is also surrounded by a multitude of beach side restaurants where visitors can relax and dine. As Dewata Beach is a popular surfing area, the beach has many instructors and students to be seen, particularly foreigners.


Dewata Beach is unique in that it is Galle Fort ‘s closest surfing beach which is a popular tourist area. Since there are many experienced and qualified instructors, Dewata Beach is also one of the best places to learn how to surf. It is a beach break and therefore has no sharp reef or rocks to fall on and waves are normally slow and soft, making it the perfect place to hone the surfing skills.


You can enjoy the twilight sunset, sunbathe on the beach or swim in soft , smooth waves. It’s the perfect place to learn to surf and there are surf rentals on the beach. The central location makes it convenient to explore the area around Galle: a 5-minute ride to Unawatuna, Jungle Beach and Galle Fort.


If you’re not completely surfing and want to try out a new surf spot while visiting Galle, Dewata Beach is the best option. This fairly consistent beach break with a sandy bottom is perfect for beginners and very safe. Both lefts and rights exist and the good surfing conditions mean it’s almost always a good time to surf here!


There are also many surf shops along the beach where if you don’t have one with you, you can rent a surfboard with ease. They also serve fresh coconuts and fruit juices hence be sure to catch one after your surf!

Dewata in West Sri Lanka is a quite exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf

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Clossenburg Beach
BeginnerThis spot is the beginner mecca of the Unawatuna surf. It’s tucked deep into Unawatuna Bay and is often called just that. The waves need enough force to come through the jutting headlands with the temples tot he south-east and the reefs of Bonavista. That really cuts down the power and tempers the swell, so you’re generally looking at uber-mellow rides with lots of whitewash. And if that reads like a learner’s mecca, that’s because it is. Most local Unawatuna surf schools will head here for their first sessions. The north-western end of Dewata is usually called Clossenburg Point or Beach, so don’t be surprised if that’s what you hear.
BeginnerWedged at the southern end of Dewata Beach and norht along the temple headland is the reef break of Bonavista. It’s actually more of a beach break than a reef, because the corals and rocks are all far out in the bay. You’ll only be surfing on top of sand, and the quality of the wave is beginner through and through. Usually working at 3-4 feet and rarely anything too punchy. It’s basically an extension spot for the Galle surf schools when Dewata is a little too busy. Nice enough though, and great views of the whitewashed pagoda in the distance.
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