Ketatura Beach House is in a great location to access the nearby surf breaks Jungle Beach and Coconuts. Perfect for a sunrise surf (around 6am) be there before the crowds that usually start arriving an hour later. There are also great breaks further north or south but are best organised as group days out in a Tuk Tuk. Imagine you are facing Ketatura Beach, these are the closest surf breaks in the area.
Ketature Beach, Surf Point
View from KBH roof terrace.
Ketature Beach has a shallow left reef break right and left that holds to 4ft. Only works on a big swell with up to 200m rides, not surfable at low tide. Intermediate surf break. Reef either side of the beach restaurant, sand bottom entry in the middle. Watch out for a waist deep coral pinnacles and shallow flat reef. Thank’s to Dan & Sunny from Croyde for the pics.
Jungle Beach, Walliwala Village (left & right)
Surf Points on the left of KBH – 15min walk or a short paddle.
Jungle beach (the sandy bay at the top of the picture) and Ketature beach is at the bottom. You can get to Jungle beach with a 15 mins walk around the the back of the the 5* Cape Weligama Hotel or just walk round to the rocks and paddle from Ketature beach (the sandy bay at the bottom of this picture). More info Jungle Beach
Beginners Beach Break, Weligama is a 10 min tuk tuk ride.
Coconut Point, Gurubebila (right)
10 mins walk along the beach from KBH is Coconut point, deep reef break that holds up to 7ft. More info on Coconut Point.
Surf Lessons & Board Hire
There are many surf schools in Weligama with the local beach boys. You can hire boards by the hour on the beach with a range of epoxy NSP boards to some quite good glass ones. Between 300-500 LKR per hour depending on your choice of board. Surf lessons and reef guiding with a qualified ISA instructor are also available from Lions Rest Hotel.