Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to have a great trip and a little planning goes a long way, some of our experience over the last 10 years is shared here.

Ask the Local Community’s Facebook Page

We are an accommodation booking agent so please ask us anything regarding getting the best place to stay for your budget. For anything else please check the site, this FAQ or make a post in the Facebook Surf South Sri Lanka Community page. It’s a non-commercial community page run buy local residents.
Great for surfboard sales, new cafes and bars, shared taxis, local knowledge, locally run events, beach cleans, all good stuff.

Weather Patterns / Surf Seasons

Sri Lanka is another one of those tropical destinations with distinct a dry and wet season. This gets slightly complicated as the change of seasons also brings a monsoon to each respective side of the island. From May to October, it is the dry season on the east coast or Arugam Bay side of Sri Lanka, with the west coast being lashed by the monsoon.

During the other time of the year, November to April, the opposite applies with the wet season coming to the East Coast. Generally, the best time to travel to Sri Lanka is between November to March for the west coast, south coast and hill country. For the East Coast the best time is between April and September. This will keep you nice and dry and out of those monsoons. Coincidently this coincides with the surfing season as well. Both the ocean and coastal lying regions of Sri Lanka have an average temperature of 27°C all year.

Travelling with Babies and Toddlers

Congratulations! You are now surf parents. Don’t let that stop you from coming to Sri Lanka. There are plenty of facilities and things to do to keep your little ones amused and safe. Some more tips on one of our guest house websites.

Welligama with toddlers and babies

Diving / Best Time

Due to the monsoon seasons, west coast diving and snorkelling is generally best from November to April whilst the east coast waters are at their calmest April – September.

Kitesurfing Sri Lanka

With more than a dozen spots, you will be kiting in heaven. Experience un-crowded sessions! Wind blows at an average of 18-20 knots – 24 hours a day for 7 days a week during our kiting season – May to October. Yes, it sure is Paradise.

On one side of the peninsula is the Indian Ocean: ideal for free-ride and wave riding; on the other side is Kalpitiya Lagoon: perfect for beginners and freestylers. In between: The Puttalam Lagoon, with perfect flat water, it’s great for downwind trips, camping on islands and free-ride. There is something for everyone, allowing you to come in groups with different levels.

SUP Sri Lanka

Decent SUP’s are difficult to hire. We have an agent, Jacob that handles all SUP enquires.

Airport Transfers

Best to organise with your destination accommodation. It is a lot easier for them to send a trusted driver who know exactly the best route and where to drop you.

Giving  Back

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it…” – Wilferd Peterson

Choosing Sri Lanka as your holiday destination is one of the best things you can do but there are some other things you can do, to give a little back, in return for your stay in paradise.

There are many local charities you can donate to or get involved in. Just ask when you get there and serendipity will show you the way. Some of our favourites are…

Sri Lanka Surf Federation
Beach Clean
Dogs Trust
Volunteer Projects