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Surf at Sri Lanka
CommentsSri Lanka is the secret garden of surf holiday making and is the island in the Indian Ocean located to the south of the Indian subcontinent and is one of the most reliable surf destinations in the Indian ocean. The island encompasses beautiful tropical beaches, verdant vegetation, ancient monuments and a thousand delights to please all tastes. Sri Lanka is the world's leading producer of high quality tea, which is there main economic export. The sea is wonderfully warm and clear and its a joy to watch the local fisherman set out their nets and pull in their catch to the beach every morning. You will find the beaches are lined with little restaurants and houses nestled into the palm and coconut trees.
Sri Lanka the finest island of its size in all the world, and you'll likely agree after exploring the country's fabled delights. During the past 10 years Sri Lanka has become a famed for its relaxed attitude towards surfers and offers truly mystical surf destination and a place that is cheap, safe and full of the splendours and colour of Asia. The local people are special and offer the surf tourist a smile and welcome that is associated with Sri Lanka. The average air temperature never drops below that of 75F with peaks in the 100F.
You can do lots more in Sri Lanka than just surf, why not try Scuba Diving the best months are November to April and there are a number of qualified PADI instructors at Dive schools in the area. Snorkeling equipment can be hired throughout the Island and Glass-bottomed boats can be rented to explore the marvelous reefs. Bikes can be hired or tuk-tuks will take you through the myriad of dirt roads through lush foliage, rice fields and villages. Extensive wildlife and beautiful surroundings offer many experiences and with world class surf what's holding you back from the experience of a life time.
The lifestyle on the island is fairly slow-paced, and as the Sri Lankans don’t have a strong tradition for going out to eat, most of your meals will be taken in your hotel, where you might like to sample some of the local specialities, including a selection of curries, tropical fruit and a strong drink called Arrack. Sri Lanka is an animal-loving nation and Kosgoda is famous for its turtle hatchery, operated by the Wild Life Protection Society. Also, just a short distance from Kegalle, lies a government-supported elephant orphanage, where baby elephants, many less than a year old, are raised to maturity after being injured or abandoned in the country's jungles. Sri Lanka - India