In evening, we went to nearby Weligama beach which is famous for surfing lessons and I took one for 2,000/- for 90 minutes plus tips. There were hundreds of people trying out surfing there. It was different experience, though I do pity my instructor given my utter failure to be to able to learn anything that day.
We reached out hotel Kiss Lanka Surf Palace in Weligama by 8 pm, though to our distress found weather very hot, room closed, no AC, and no fan! We had to cancel the room on spot - and owner was kind enough to understand - and find another room immediately. Booking.com showed a nearby and cheap option (a relief, for such short notice) called Hispaniola Inn but our worry only extended as we found place deserted with only one old guard. Turns out hotel was new and we were first customer! Hotel owner was in different city, and they didn't have much experience running hotel, and local representation (father of owner) didn't speak English, so every conversation was phone call to the owner. After lot of discussion, having few other reasonably priced options, we decided to stay there. Apart from that hassle, this was really nice room, large double bed, with AC, chairs, safe, fridge, etc.
To reach Weligama: there is only 1 bus from Nuwara eliya to galle Via Weligama at 7:50 a.m.from the main bus stand, the journey is long so best to take the early bus. Mirissa can be easily accessed by bus from Weligama as there are frequent buses and it takes less than 10mins
Things to do: Weligama has been identified as a great place to learn water sports for beginners in Sri Lanka. This beachside village in Matara District in the Southern Province has a two kilometre sandy stretch that makes for an active diving spot. Diving and snorkelling are two adventure activities you can try out here. The early morning hours are recommended to practice surfing and watch and learn from professional surfers playing with the waves.Best time to visit: December to April is the ideal time of the year to visit Weligama. Visit the beaches by 8am to catch the waves.4. Find yourself at Sri Lanka's best surfing points at Arugam Bay
SriLanka has a huge coastline and beautiful beaches. The waters of the Indian Ocean are well suited for swimming and the quiet beaches are best to laze around. Many visit the famous beaches of Mount lavinia and Weligama studded with high end resorts.