Windsurfing is a surface water sport that is done with the use of a surf board. The sailboard is generally 2 to 5 meters long and is powered by wind. The rig is attached to the board by a turning flexible joint which is known as the Universal Joint or U-Joint.
The best place for a surfing experience in Sri Lanka is Bentota, which is positioned on the south west coast. The surfer will get to cruise over stunning blue waters overlooking the striking sandy beaches. Sri Lanka is a great place for the amateurs of windsurfing. Some of the best waters to learn the sport are the Bentota River, the country’s numerous tanks and lakes. These locations are considered to be perfect training location for surfers prior to heading to the demanding ocean waves.
Towards the north of Trincomalee, in the country’s west coast, the ocean off Nilaveli Beach offers a superb east coast option for windsurfing in a much more adventurous level. Especially when the Yala monsoon brings about sturdy winds, windsurfers can experience the rough seas and a unique surfing tour. The windsurfing opportunities offered in Sri Lanka will not disappoint even the most professional windsurfer.
The Negombo Lagoon is an ideal place to learn this exciting sport all year round. Windsurfers will find the wind blowing across the lagoon constantly. On some days the wind can get rough but waves will not reach heights of more than just 15 metres.
For those who wish to go surfing on the south west coastline, it is best to grab the board before the monsoon; and this means the best time would be between November and April. To experience the best of water conditions and wind on the east coast, the ideal time of the year would be from May to October.
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