Being an ecstasy for the surfers around the world, these two Sri Lankan coastal villages Ahangama and Midigama bring you a totally different experience in surfing. Cheap accommodation facilities in its quiet atmosphere allows you to relax away from the crowd. The surfing season within this vicinity begins in November and goes on till April. An average water temperature of 28 degrees and air temperature of 30 degrees favors the sport.
The various sea breaks in the area linking Ahangama and Midigama provide good support for the beginners. But they also offers wonderful thrills to the well experienced surfers. The main break is in front of Hiltens Beach Resort. Up to 6 feet of water supports both the beginners and long boarders. The next break is in front of Ram’s guesthouse, which is short but hollow and fast. Another break with an incoming tide which suits the beginners is located approximately 400 meters away from Ram’s guest House. Apart from the breaks, the climate and specially the early morning offshore wind might be very adventurous and rousing to surfers with an extra barrel while surfing. Surfing is also available in other southern regions like Weligama, Mirissa and Dikwella.
Apart from surfing, Ahangama and Midigama are also famous among tourists for stilt fishing. It is a unique method of fishing still practiced today. The fishermen can be seen in early mornings and afternoons, resting on the stilts fixed on the shallow area of the seashore fishing with rods.