Surf Camp Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s South Coast is a paradise for all surfers. The best waves arrive late October and are consistent up until early May with offshore winds. From perfect sandy beach breaks for beginners, easy shore breaks for intermediates to great reef breaks for the experienced.

There’s a perfect wave for everyone.

Camp Poe is positioned between some of the best surf breaks on the Southern Coast, just a short stroll from our front door.

We also offer surf guides if you are wanting to experience some secret spots or to improve your skills faster. In the low season there are sand beach breaks for level 1 and 2 surfers and sheltered reef breaks on offer for the more experienced.

Surf guides are available and for more information please email us at hello@camppoe.com

Where to Surf in Sri Lanka

Ahangama Surf Breaks – “Sri Lanka’s 4 mile Miracle”

Marsh Mellow

Opposite Camp Poe we have one of our favourite local breaks “Marshmallows” within a 2 minutes walk from the camp. A deep water A frame often barrelling, the left running into a channel, making easy paddling with the right running over the reef .

Kangaroos

Adjoining Marshmallows this break offers a playground of rights and lefts for the experienced then reforming into clean green walls, the perfect transition for beginners. Suitable for all styles of surfing and on bigger days offers barrelling sections.

Sticks

To the right of Camp Poe you can surf our other local break “Sticks,” named after the world famous Stick Fishermen of Ahangama. This sand bottom reef break delivers both lefts & rights and offers some nice barrelling sections. On smaller days, Sticks is suitable for every level of surfer and great for the longboarder. With a bigger swell, it’s only suitable for the more advanced.

The Rock Kabalana

The outer reef break “The Rock ” is also located on Kabalana beach and is literally a large boulder rising above the waterline. It is one of the best waves on the South Sri Lankan Coast. Fun and consistent waves for intermediates on small days, and powerful waves for the experienced on others. From a large gnarly barrelling left & right peak with a vertical take to other days offering a long left with makeable barrelling sections.

Kabalana Beach

A 5 minute walk from the Camp this beautiful stretch of white sandy beach offers the purest ocean water on the Southern Coast. Sand bottom breaks for every level of surfer.  Perfect conditions for beginners with whitewater waves rolling in close and for those who just want to hangout for the day and soak up some sun there’s  many food options to choose from.

South Beach

This deepwater reef break offers both lefts and rights and can handle big swells. In the right conditions, it offers the longest waves on the South Coast ideal for all styles of surfing. Great waves for intermediates and those seeking their first green waves on smaller days.

Animals

A short walk into Ahangama Town the hidden break Animals is found. A long long right hand reef breaks with ripping sections. With the right conditions the lefthander is arguably the best in Sri Lanka hands down…. a long perfect barreling reef break only for more experienced surfers.

Bus Stands

Long fast barrelling shallow reef break for the more experienced. Works best on a bigger swell.

Blue Whale

Playground of lefts and rights with the opportunities to surf solo. A reef break with an easy paddle out from the river mouth.

Diesels

Left reef break offering waves all year round, Fun waves on a bigger swell. Suitable for all styles of surfing and great for beginners on smaller days.

Chickens Cove

Fun right hander when working however only for the experienced. A reef break which is great snorkelling on a flat day.

Devils Island

This reef break is positioned beside a small island which is worth a visit in itself to explore. A picture perfect postcard with the Island in the backdrop this reef break offers great left and right punchy waves suitable for everyone depending on the swell conditions.

MIDIGAMA Surf Breaks

Lazy Rights, following on down the coast from “Devil’s Rock,” you arrive into the sleepy fishing village of Midigama. The first wave you arrive at is “Lazy Right, “a peeling right hander for every style of surfing. This smooth wave can reel over 200 metres and with its easy take off and long sections, it is a perfect wave for all levels of surfing. Particularly those surfing their first green waves. You can access the wave from the beach and paddle out through the central channel.

Lazy Lefts

Besides “Lazy Right” is “Lazy Left.” This reef break is a relatively easy wave to master. In the right conditions, it offers a long peeling left hander, suitable for every level of surfer. Good for beginners on smaller days to practice those first turns on green waves. A very consistent break in the season offering fun waves for all styles of surfing.

Rams

This hollow and fast right-hander is for experienced surfers only. On a large swell, it has a reputation of being a board breaker. A short punchy wave offering numerous opportunities for barrels. This break works even on a smaller swell. As the name suggests, if you don’t get your take-off right, be prepared for a solid “Ramming”.

Plantations

Named from the surrounding area, which was a former coconut plantation. If you want to plant some new skills in your surf garden, this is a good place to start. There are numerous lefts & rights on this wide section of reef. On smaller days, it offers intermediates a chance to experience green waves & practice their turns.

Coconuts

A continuation of Plantations, Coconuts only a short paddle away and offers a great stretch of reef with A frame lefts & rights. On bigger days, the right hander opens up for a longer wave for the faster surfer.

Secret Beach

A long left shallow reef break is ideal for advanced surfers and a great place to escape the crowds and an idyllic beach to chill out.

Jungle Beach

Tucked away just before Weligama Bay is Jungle Beach, offering a long left reef break and a big deep water right breaking in larger conditions. Easy paddle out into the channel with fun waves for beginners on smaller days and great for all styles of surfing.

Fisherman's Reef

Located on the outer Northern point of Weligama Bay is a right hand reef break. A 10 minute paddle from the shore and depending on the conditions this wave offers super long sections to fast barrelling sections. Best time to surf this is in our low season between mid May to late October.

Weligama Beach Breaks

The picturesque bay of Weligama offers a variety of breaks and delivers waves all year round. Would be regarded as one of the best locations to learn to surf on the planet……With a sandy bottom, it offers long consistent mellow waves for learners to enjoy long lefts & rights for all styles of surfing. This is another great beach to hangout for the day with many local cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Taprobane Island

Another postcard backdrop, this small island is home to the famous historical Villa Taprobane. There are often super clean waves both lefts and rights breaking either side. On smaller days beginners can experience their first perfect green wall. On larger swells there are plenty of perfect clean fast walls. Best time to surf this is in our low season between mid May to late October.

MIRISSA Surf Breaks

Mirrisa Point

This world famous picturesque bay offers waves all year round. The northern corner offers a great right reef break that is suitable for the more experienced surfer. This is another perfect beach to hangout for the day with many local cafes and restaurants to choose from.

Temples

On the opposite end of the bay at Mirissa is a long left reef break offering fun waves for all styles of surfing. At times, you can hear the distant chants of the Monks from the Buddhist Temple floating over the waves – which can be a slightly mesmerizing surfing experience.

MADIHA Surf Breaks

Secret Point

About half an hour away is one of the most interesting breaks on offer. 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. There are other great breaks in this area such as Polhena Point, a long right hand reef break ideal for all levels of surfing. Our Camp Poe staff are happy to guide you there.

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