SurfING

Surfing at Gurubebila 

Dorian Guesthouse lies just 200 metres from Gurubebila beach making it incredibly convenient for surfers. You can walk to the shore in just a few minutes to check out the waves and enjoy the gorgeous views. 

 

​There are two local, intermediate, reef surf breaks in Gurubebila: Coconut Point and Plantation Point. It’s pretty chilled and friendly out the back and you can surf from dawn till dusk. 

 

Coconut Point is a classic A frame point break with powerful peeling left and right for a 400m ride. Reef entry point or paddle from the sand on the right. Works best at high tide so generally sunrise and sunset. There is usually a friendly local around to give you tips on the best entry and exit points.

Plantation is more forgiving than Coconut and favored more by beginners moving to intermediate, making it a good first reef break (along with nearly Lazy Left in Midigama). Left and rights, holds up to 4ft with 300m rides.

 

Around Gurubebila 

Gurubebila is a quiet, friendly village set back from the main Galle to Weligama road. The vast majority of visitors are surfers, making for a cool, laidback vibe wherever you are. As well as Dorian Guest House, the village has a number of bars and small family-run restaurants offering traditional Sri Lankan cooking. 

 

Nearby Weligama is perfect for novice surfers with a ton of surf schools. The town has a wide range of amenities including banks/ATMs, shops and supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. There is also a train and bus station.