The most famous place for surfing is the Arugam bay on the East Coast which also happened to host the 2004 National Championships. The usual surfing season is from April to September when it is very windy. Southern Coastal beaches are also famous among surfers.
116 km from Colombo is another fishing village known as Arugam Bay. Identified as the best surfing beach in Sri Lanka and the 4th best beach in South-East Asia and is also among the 10 best surfing beaches in the world. The Bird Santuary is also at close proximity to it so bird-watches / surf fanatics can spend a great time at the beach. Buddhist and hindu temples are also located closeby.
The most ideal place for surfing and all other water sports. as well as for a romantic honeymoon or holiday. Its located about 62 km sounth of Colombo.
Majority of beach parties in Sri Lanka are held here. Known for its great resorts lining the coast and sandy beaches situated 98 kilometers south of Colombo. Scuba diving is much in demand in Hikkaduwa because of its legendary coral gardens.