KABALANA BEACH

SRI LANKA

Surf Girl - - Spot Check -

While ad­vanced surfers tend to see Sri Lanka as a ‘stop-off’ des­ti­na­tion be­tween Europe and Aus­tralia, the is­land is a trop­i­cal haven for in­ter­me­di­ates. What­ever your abil­ity, you’re cer­tain to score some fun waves. And with friendly peo­ple, a laid-back vibe and a fas­ci­nat­ing an­cient cul­ture, you’re guar­an­teed to have an awe­some trip.

This photo is of Kabalana in South West Sri Lanka, not far from the vi­brant city of Galle.

1. The Rock

The main break at Kabalana, known as ‘The Rock’, is a great A-Frame reef break where most of the surfers flock to in win­ter. It works best early morn­ing so get up with the sun. It can get crowded and can hold a good size, with de­cent lefts and rights best suited for short­board­ers when it’s re­ally work­ing.

2. The Beach

Kabalana beach break is also great for begin­ners, and is a well-used lo­ca­tion for lo­cal surf schools and surf camps. There’s quite an in­ter­na­tional scene grow­ing around this area th­ese days.

3. South Beach Point

South Beach Point, just north of Kabalana, is a mel­low reef break for long­board­ers. It’s also a good op­tion to check­out when Kabalana and The Rock get too much swell.

4. Kabalana

Kabalana is about three hours south of Colombo In­ter­na­tional air­port. The best sea­son for surf is Novem­ber through to March.

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