The Sri Lanka Travel Specialists
Windsurfing in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s surrounding Indian Ocean waters are ideal for windsurfing, and the monsoon weather patterns are such that one half of the island’s coastal waters are always in season for water-sports. The west coast town of Bentota is popular for windsurfing with water and wind conditions best during the season from November to April. Negombo in the north-west is also great for windsurfing in Sri Lanka, as it has inland lagoons and lakes. Windsurfers can also head to Trincomalee on the east coast if they are in Sri Lanka between July and August. On the East coast the best winds are from July to August when windsurfers head to Trincomalee. Windsurfing in Sri Lanka is also possible inland on lagoons and lakes in Negombo, Bolgoda and Bentota
Windsurfing on the island was first started in Negombo pioneered by Lanka Sportreizen. Negombo continues to be popular for windsurfing during the season from December to April. Negombo also offers a range of water-sports including water-skiing, scuba diving and snorkeling.
Take advantage of the strong breezes on the west coast from December to March and head to Bentota. The Sunshine Watersports Centre in Bentota is the only VDWS certified surf centre on the island and provides training and certification for windsurfers. There is also the Club Intersport and Lanka Sportreizen that provides a range of water-sports in Bentota.
Sri Lanka’s equivalent of the Maldives, with never-ending white sandy beaches, coral islands and shimmering blue seas, the east coast is distinctly different from the coastal areas of the rest of the island. This region is best visited from March to October when the seas are at their best. For windsurfing, head to the waters of north of Trincomalee in Nilaveli & Uppuveli.
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