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Is there anywhere to surf around Trincomalee?

B W
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Is there anywhere to surf around Trincomalee?

Hi guys,

I'm ending my trip with 3 days at a beach, and have settled on Nilaveli near Trinco due to the snorkelling, better weather this time of year and ease of access from Colombo.

But there is one thing I still want to do whilst I'm in Sri Lanka and that is go for a surf. Is there anywhere I could do this near Trinco? Willing to do it as a day trip if necessary. I'm very much a beginner btw, so I'm not after huge waves so long as they are rideable.

Cheers

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1. Re: Is there anywhere to surf around Trincomalee?

Not aware of any. Arugam Bay, the main surf area on that side, is 6 hours one way by public transport hence a bit far for a day trip ;-)

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandy]

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2. Re: Is there anywhere to surf around Trincomalee?

Okay, thanks for the info. Can you recommend any budget accommodation anywhere in the area? Everything I can find online is a bit out of my price range...

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3. Re: Is there anywhere to surf around Trincomalee?

Trinco has some affordable guesthouses at Nilaveli. Maybe in this list

tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g2424710-Nilaveli_Tr…

And also the list for Trinco. Not always bookable online though.

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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