In the surf and travel destination Sri Lanka you can expect a lot of top-class surf spots. Here you can expect a right and a left wave, which share a channel and whose peaks are about 200m apart. From the line-up you can enjoy a breathtaking view of a sea of palm trees, Buddhist temples and crystal clear water. The waves here are among the top waves on Sri Lanka’s south coast!
From the line-up you can enjoy a breathtaking view of a sea of palm trees, Buddhist temples and crystal clear water. The waves here are among the top waves on Sri Lanka’s south coast!
Madiha’s “rights” is simply a paradise for all those who have already gained reef experience! In any case, you should come safely into the parallel ride as well as master the right of way rules – and of course observe them. The wave offers simply perfect conditions to improve your maneuvers. It has fast, steep sections for re-entries, floaters and airs, but also slower, softer sections for snaps and cutbacks in all variations. Depending on the positioning in the line-up, it is also possible to surf left waves here. Barrels, on the other hand, are rather rare, but can occur from time to time. Special extra at Madiha Reef: The spot is also known as “Turtle Point” – turtle guarantee in the line-up!
- Substratum: Reef
- Wave size: best between knee and double head high
- Best tide: all tides
- Crowd Factor: High (about 15-30 people), acyclic surfing helps!
If you prefer to surf a bit more hollow waves and have the chance to get barrelled, the “left” in Madiha is the right place for you! The left is much shorter than the right, but often has a barrel section right after the take-off. Here, however, caution is required: The left breaks over a much shallower water depth, which you should take into account during your surf session on Madiha’s left!
- Substratum: reef
- Wave size: best between waist and slightly over head high
- Best tide: all tides
- Crowd Factor: medium (about 5-15 people), rather people with high surf level
Both waves in Madiha run best and most consistently in the months from October to May. But every now and then you can also get lucky in the months from May to September and also pick up top conditions. Advantage: In this time you have the waves here almost for yourself!
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Madiha Surf Point
|Intermediate / Advanced||Underrated surf point, close to Matara, with reliable waves. Rides up to 350m on a reef break.|
|Intermediate / Advanced||A long right hand reef break and a short punchy left. Plenty of barrels to be had in the right conditions. This point is very consistent and will handle overhead waves on a larger swell|