Little bit about Unawatuna Surfing
Rolling swells, white foamy waves and a pristine white sandy beach offering one of the best surfing locations in Sri Lanka, is how, one can best describe the Unawatuna beach. Famous world over for its amazing beaches the Unawatuna area is a tourists’ paradise. The beach is a few minutes’ drive from the Galle town heading towards Weligama. On a perfect day, when the surf is up it is quite common to see both local and foreign surfers gracing the waves of Unawatuna. If you are a novice it do not let it deter you. The Unawatuna beach offers swells for both amateurs and aficionados alike. There are many local surfing clubs who are more than willing to help out with equipment and training for anyone who wishes to take a rip at the curls. It is always advisable to contact one of these surfing clubs to help out if it is your first time.
It is also patrolled by the Sri Lanka Coast Guard to ensure your safety while you enjoy the sun sand and the white swell.
Things to know before you go
- Type: Point
- Reliability: Fairly consistent
- Break Direction: Right
- Need to be mindful of rocks and urchins
- Good for intermediate and experienced surfers