Enjoy diving and snorkelling by the shallow reef of Weligama Things to do: Weligama has been identified as a great place to learn water sports for beginners in Sri Lanka....
Backpack my way to Weligama town Step 4....
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Weligama Beach House
My Instagram feeds had been killing me with these amazing go pro surf pictures of these men with chiseled athletic bodies and all I could do was drool over them. In India, surfing options are very limited. You have some schools in Mangalore, Pondicherry and Varkala but I think that’s about it. It is still evolving but I learnt about these places after this trip. Ever since I had heard about the Sri Lankan surf scene and the beautiful beaches and the turquoise blue water and the CHEAP exchange rate, I had it on my bucket list! There was no reason for me to NOT go there and give it a shot.Except, I never swim in the sea. I go the beach and dabble my feet in the water alongside the shy salwar suit clad aunties. Plus you may think I am exaggerating but not even a year back I was nearly about a 100 kgs. Eeeeyeaaahh. True story. I was definitely not my fittest when I thought of surfing. My mind and body, as you can see, do not relate or see each other. My body is still, what I call WIP (work in progress). And on top of all this, I wore spectacles.Despite all this I went ahead. I researched all I could. I searched the internet for everything and anything related to surfing in Sri Lanka and surfing for beginners. Youtube, blogs, website, Instagram, you name it!Finally I had my plan ready.Step 1. Buy the tickets to ColomboStep 2. NOT mention the surf plan to my parentsStep 3. Backpack my way to Weligama townStep 4. Head to the beach and figure the rest out.I know pathetic planning. But that’s how I did it.
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