Hikkaduwa Sri Lanka
The surfing in the Hikkaduwa region is quite well known and gets the best surf during its dry season, November to March.
Even off the beaches Hikkaduwa has a lot to offer: picturesque temples, a scenic fresh-water lake where you still can see outrigger fishermen, tranquilled village life just a few meters down the road and much, much more....
Hikkaduwa Bird Lake
Five kilometers from the center of Hikkaduwa you can find the Hikkaduwa Bird Lake which makes a pleasant change to the active beach life.
Uncrowded, you can watch exotic birds, water lizards and traditional sweet water prawn fishing. Very recommendable is a canoe ride at sunset.
At the east end of the lake you'll find waterski and wakeboard possibilities.
Hikkaduwa is the best-known beach resort on the southwest coast and a major center for diving in Sri Lanka. Easy shallow conditions make this a very good place for beginners to do their training dives. Further offshore, between 30mins and an hour from the coast, you'll find much clearer water and a greater abundance of fish; including lots of tame reef fish, snappers, sweetlips and the occasional large grouper or napoleon wrasse.
The surfing in the Hikkaduwa region is quite well known and gets the best surf during its dry season, November to March. There are 4 main breaks. From North to South these are: Locals Break (in front of the A Frame surf shop), Main Peak (in front of Ranjith’s Beach Hut), Hansa Surf Break (just south of Hansa Surf) and Beach Break (south of the Hansa Surf Break).
Hikkaduwa is a good starting point for 1/2 or one day trips to Galle, the Yala National Park, the Sinharaja Rainforest, Unawatuna or the Dodanduwa Lagoon with its millions of fruit bats.