Surfing in Sri LankaDISCOVERY, PASSION | 23 October 2017
Sri Lanka’s coastline is nothing short of spectacular. Wild, mesmeric and untouched, there’s something truly special about driving along the country’s coastal road towards the south of the island, with beaches spanning perpetually, interrupted only by small local towns that dot the coastline. Beyond its beauty, Sri Lanka holds a secret only the truly adventurous are privy to - these stretches of coastline truly are a surfer’s paradise.
At the south of the island, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort offers the perfect base for those keen to catch a wave on their Sri Lankan holiday. Teaming with Australian-based boutique surf company Tropicsurf to develop the Anantara Tangalle Surf Centre, guests have year-round access to a Surf Guru, an expertly trained professional with an intimate knowledge of the region’s best breaks.
There are no limits to testing the waters, either. Those new to the sport can join an intimate lesson to learn how to master a longboard like an expert, no matter whether you’re riding solo or bringing along the whole family - even kids as young as five can take part in the fun. For the pros, let the Surf Guru organise a guided surf trip, allowing you to explore the top spots to catch an A-frame and enjoy the southern coast’s biggest swells.
Once your board’s packed away at the end of the day, there’s plenty more at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle to keep you entertained. Watch the sun set from the resort’s award-winning restaurant, Il Mare, with a cool drink atop a stunning cliff face as the waves crash far below. Or maybe relax those muscles with a soothing massage at the Anantara Spa. However you choose to unwind, Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort will have you ready to hit the beach bright an early to keep living that endless summer.