How much time does it take from the Airport to A-Bay?
It takes about 8 hours.
How much does the taxi cost?
What kind of vehicle is it?
Its a Van.
Is there also public transportation to Colombo?
There are also direct busses from Pottuvil to Colombo.
Is there a ATM in A-Bay?
Yes there is a ATM besides Wateredge Hotel.
Do you need reef booties?
The main point is reef. To go in and out is sometimes tricky.
While you surf it’s not a big issue.
Up to you. All other spots have sand bottom.
Is it possible to get surf lesson?
Yep there are surfschools but not all are good.
We recommend Amigo surfschool at Aloha Cabanas. Ask for Johnson.
When is the best swell saison?
July, August and September are the strongest months. But you never know....
Are there any surfshops?
There are a plenty small shops where you get wax, leash and other hardware.
They rent also different boards from softies to shortys.
Some of them also repair your ding.
Is it possible to swim with Kids?
At the Southern end of the Bay there are hardly any waves breaking so it’s pleasant to swim and take a bath with kids. It’s called the Baby-Bay
Any Advices for women? 👠
It is a largely Muslim area and people are conservative. We recommend wearing
modest dress when visiting nearby towns or public spaces.(also for men!!)
No bikini on the streets!
Respect the local customs.
Bring a stainless steel water bottle.
Take shopping bag with you to avoid plastic.
Ride bicycles instead of motorbikes.
Be aware of the wildlife
There are wild elephants, crocodiles, leopards...
Act with respect. Don't be a fool.