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Okanda is a point break for regular surfers and it’s a 1.5 hr ride from the mainland of Arugam bay. There are about three line-ups here in Okanda where you can catch waves from. The last one is ideal for experienced surfers and the front two is for intermediate surfers. When it breaks at Okanda it can get very crowded. Check the Okanda point if the main point is 6ft or above. Also, watch out for the rock cliff that is just next to the wave when you rip. In 2012 April, an Australian surfer was lost when he knocked himself badly on the rocks. The beach in Okanda is ideal for sunbathing. Sunset surfing would be the real experience. Okanda is also an important stop for people from all over the country participating in the annual July Kataragama Pada Yatra pilgrimage.

Okanda Surf Break Facts and Figures

Surf spot quality

Wave quality – Regional classic
Experience – Experianced
Frequency – Medium

Access

Distance – 8 hrs from the main airport
Public access – Yes

Wave

Type – Point break

Direction – Right
Bottom – Sand with rocks
Power – High
Good day length – 350m

Danger

Rock – Yes
Urchins – No
Localism – No

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