Water sports in Srilanka Srilanka is an island surrounded by ocean and being a tropical country and close to equator, The water temperature of the sea is 24 to 28 Celsius throughout the year. Unlike the in north pole or […]
Water sports in Srilanka
Srilanka is an island surrounded by ocean and being a tropical country and close to equator, The water temperature of the sea is 24 to 28 Celsius throughout the year. Unlike the in north pole or south pole can have access to the sea despite some monsoon seasons. There are 103 rivers which start centeral part of the country and finally falling in to the sea in various directions. There are 60 plus major waterfalls contributing to the rivers as well. Other than that there are different kinds of natural lakes, man made tanks, wetlands, ponds located in various parts of the island. Sri Lanka and water sources are considered to be regular rainfalls during the monsoons adding extra beauty into it. These water sources are paradise for the water sports and associate activities.
When its come to sea water sports, Though Water sports or the water sports centers are available in whole part in the coastal line, depending on the monsoon season some sports might subject to availability.
As an example during southwest monsoon period which may to September the western part sea is become ruff. Nut still you can do some of water sports, so during this period eastern beaches ideal. During northeast monsoon period which is December to April vice versa which means western beaches are ideal.
Popular water sports and activities in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s water sports capital is Bentota, this lagoon provides the perfect environment for all sorts of water activities, including jet-skiing, speed boating, water skiing, inner-tubing, banana-boating and windsurfing etc. Wake boarding is also beginning to take off. Hikkaduwa is the main center. shore, although this lack is compensated by the abundant shoals of tropical fish that frequent the coast The island’s better snorkeling spots include the beaches at Polhena, near Matara, Pigeon Island at Trincomalee and Uppuveli and, the boats around the Coral Sanctuary at Hikkaduwa.
White water rafting Kithulagala. (River water rafting)
Kithulgala white water rafting is one of famous water sports, especially during rainy days with ideal water level in tee river which make lot thrills for the rafters.
Kitulgala is a local village and a small town set along the road between major cities from Hatton down to the lowlands at Avissawella which is beautiful greenery forest covered over mountains down Kelani Ganga. Plantation Hotel is a popular land mark which is the lower end of the raft. Drive along the above part from the Plantation hotel you can see so many sign board with local operators for adventure activities.
Kitulgala is the only known as the site of Sri Lanka’s river white water rafting grade two and three rapids. Kitulgala’s the famous location for David Lean’s film call “Bridge on the River Kwai” in 1957. prople who watch this film will probably recognize some of the locations down along with Kelaniya river.
Always recommend to do this activity with experiences adventure operator/guide with standard tools come along in the boat, where they take the riders through bends and ups and downs for about 5 km distance. End of the trip can have jump to the water under their supervision.
Sri Lanka famous as one of Asia’s best diving destinations. Bathing in Warm Ocean, Can find variety of marine in Sri Lankan waters west and south west coast periodically. As general recommendation November to April South West and May to October north east.
Can span up to 3 nautical miles in length. For the best experience can try in Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Mirissa and Kirinda in South coast November to April and Trincomalee May to October in the east coast.
Lagoon canoeing tour
Only few location options Galle, Unawatuna locations as the best Best time of the year November to May.
Deep sea fishing
South west coast very famous for deep sea fishing, with provided fishing gears, chance to catch like jack trivially, Spanish mackerel, tuna, yellow fit tuna
Best time In Hikkaduwa, Weligama, Mirissa, Balapitiya, Bentota during the month of November until mid April.
Sailing in Bentota
Climb abroad own chartered boat through the sea to see scenery of Beruwala and Bentota. The boat is stop at wonderful cove, where you can take a jump in the waters or go snorkeling and paddle.
Water skiing in beautiful beaches, coral reefs and clear blue water,
Best time : in southwest coast is from October to April On the northeast march to November.
Bentota is the center for all water sports in Srilanka. And Negombo, Kalpity, Arugambe as well.
Best time in southwest coast October to April In northeast march to November, as recommendation of operators.
Bentota and the Colombo sailing club located on Bolgoda Lake, the west coast offer more challenging conditions which are preferred by experienced windsurfers.
Best time December to march, other months are July, September, November, April.
The outstanding destination is Arugam Bay on the east coast, the one place in Sri Lanka with an international reputation among surf heads. Other leading surf spots include the south coast village of Weligama, and Hikkaduwa. Boards are available to rent at all these places. Various places in Arugam Bay and Hikkaduwa arrange surfing trips around the coast, sometimes combined with visits to other attractions. The surfing season runs from April to October at Arugam Bay, and from November to April at Hikkaduwa and at surf spots along the south coast.
Kite surfing Kalpitiya
Kalpitiya approximately 3 hrs from Colombo is the best rated beach for kite Surfing in Sri Lana. Afternoon is the best time. Best time from May to October and December to March.
Speed boat ride
Bentota, Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna beaches. Best time October to April.
The rides are available from Colombo, Bentota, Batticaloa, Dickwella, Kandy, Koggala, Sigiriya, Trincomalee, Nuwaraeliya and many other cities.
The ride can 15 minutes to an hour as one of the fastest transport media and water related experience.
Negombo, Hikkaduwa and Bentota. Best time: month of October to April.
River boar riding
Whether you are an adventure thrills loving person or person just willing to do normal waterspouts, Sri Lanka is an ideal country to do it. You have choices. And there are beaches around the country where you can have a swim and have a sunbath on the golden sands while speculating nature and waterspouts.
Bentora River and Balapitiya Madu River boat ride will offer unique local village life and nature friendly experience.
Whale and Dolphin watching
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