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About Surfing in Weligama:
- If you want to have an unforgettable experience of surfing in Weligama, head towards Weligama village, which is just 45 Km away from the most sought-after destination of Galle.
- Surfing in the sandy beach town of Weligama is an exhilarating activity where beginners, as well as experienced surfers, are guided by professional trainers.
- On this surfing trip, you will be provided with all kinds of surfing essentials including safety gear and board to save you from injuries.
- From learning the art of paddling to standing on the board and catching the perfect wave, there are plenty of surfing skills that can be learned on this trip with the assistance of English-speaking instructors
Being the most sought-after surfing destination in the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Weligama sees a huge influx of beach lovers throughout the year. This place encompasses around 2 Km stretch of sandy beach and is an idyllic destination for people who are yet to catch their first wave. With a plethora of surfing schools in this area, it is quite easy to get an instructor for yourself.
Apart from being a surfer’s paradise, Weligama is also popular for its classy restaurants like Hangten Rooftop and Nomad Srilanka which serve you with the most lip-smacking delicacies. If you get some time off from surfing in Weligama, don’t forget to explore the nearby tourist delights such as Mirissa town, Taprobana and Udawalawe National Park.
For all the history buffs, Kushta Raja Gala is an ideal historical landmark where one can find several statues, monuments, and interesting artifacts.
Location: In front of Hangtime Hostel, Weligama By Pass Road, Weligama
How to Get There:
- You can rent a car from the taxi stand in Galle to reach at the location.
Note: - This activity is available in 2 variants
1) Weligama Surf Lessons
2) Weligama Surf Lessons with Transfers (Upto 3 people)
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What is the best time for surfing in Weligama?
The beach town of Galle experiences heavy downpours between the months of May and July. This is not a favorable time to enjoy water sports in the town. Hence, if you want to relish the experience of surfing in Weligama, it is advisable to visit here during the winter months.
If I can’t swim, can I still go for surfing in Weligama?
If you are an eager beginner to explore the mesmerizing blue waters of Galle, you need not be worried at all. This captivating beach town welcomes beginners as well as experienced surfers with the same love and enthusiasm. The town has several schools where you can learn about the art of surfing.
In addition to this, you will also get a trained English speaking instructor who will impart the basic surfing skills to you. To ensure your safety, you will also get some safety essentials.
Is Weligama surfing safe?
Yes, surfing in Weligama is safe even for the beginners. Before you begin with your adventure ride, you are provided with safety essentials. To keep children out of the potential danger, they are kept away from this activity until they attend 8 years of age. Kids aged 8-16 years can only participate in it if they are accompanied by a matured person.
Will there be a guide while we do surfing?
Yes, each group will be provided with one English speaking guide who will look after your safety and impart some basic surfing skills to you.
Will we get any safety gears?
Yes, you will get safety essentials while surfing in Weligama. These surfing essentials include surfboards and safety gears.
What is the youngest age child you will allow surfing in Weligama?
The youngest age for surfing in Weligama is 8 years. All the kids aged 8 to 16 years must be accompanied by an adult to enjoy this activity.
Will any clothing be provided in this package?
Yes, you will be provided with a rental t-shirt for surfing. However, this t-shirt has to be returned as soon as the activity ends.
Is it worth visiting Weligama for surfing?
Weligama is an enticing beach town that greets its travelers with quaint beaches and memorable surfing experience. The town encompasses magnificent beaches where one can paddle into the turquoise blue water with the help of English speaking trainers. If you wish to surf in the mesmerizing shores without any worries, this is an ideal destination for you.
How long does it take to get good at surfing?
If you want to be good at surfing, you must practice for at least one month. The first skill needed to be a good surfer is to maintain the balance on the surfboards. It will take between 2-3 hours to learn this skill.
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