Windsurfing in Sri Lanka will lead you to breathtaking and magnificent lagoons, scenic beaches, marine reserves, and alluring windsurf sites. Due to the two seasonal monsoon seasons that hit east and south coasts at different times of the year, Sri Lanka provides year-round wind surfing opportunities. The tropical seas and consistent winds of Sri Lanka make the country a paradise for windsurfing, the steady 12-30 knot winds and warm weather create ideal sailing conditions.
Generally, the windsurfing season in the south and southwest of Sri Lanka lasts from November to April before the start of monsoon that brings sea turbulence. The ocean at Negombo is usually suitable for windsurfers from level 3. The shore break requires some experience in the windy months of January, February, and March.
North of Trincomalee, the ocean off Nilaveli beach provides a fantastic east coast alternative in July and August. So, whatever your level of experience in windsurfing, come to experience what Sri Lanka has to offer in this exciting sport.
For windsurfing in Sri Lanka, the most popular location is the southwest coast, particularly Bentota. Calm waters of Bentota are most suitable for beginners. For beginners of windsurfing, the more tranquil waters of the Bentota river offer an ideal training zone before heading out to the challenge of the ocean.
Windsurfing in Sri Lanka is also possible inland, on lakes and lagoons, at Bentota, Bolgoda, Kalpitiya and Negombo.
The tropical island Sri Lanka is an amazing place for watersports. And with hundreds of kilometres of beaches, there are many good places to test your surfing skills, whether you are a beginner or an expert. We’ll show you the best places for surfing, kitesurfing, and windsurfing in Sri Lanka. Being a tropical country with different monsoon seasons, different places are best at different times.