Westcoast Adventure - Surfing
Friends of us met him during their world trip and recommended Weligama as a great place to chill and surf. Where to surf in south-west coast? If you are a more advanced surfer you can go to Mirissa Right (5 min Tuk-Tuk. If surfing is your passion, you'll love New Zealand. Surfing is a great way to add to your New Zealand vacation experience and a wonderful way to meet local Head out of Auckland and right away you will have a choice of East or West Coast surfing. Muriwai and Piha on the West Coast offer black sand beaches with wild. "But Tushar and I made a trip along the coast to meet other surfers at all On the west coast of Karnakata, this is the spot where Malayvia and.
This place breaks from one foot to 10 feet depending on the time of year. The stretch of beach runs for about one kilometer and there are several places where nice shaped peaks with lefts and rights swell up. The beach stretches for about six kilometers creating all sorts of wave possibilities.
There is one section of the beach where a two lane highway runs parallel to the ocean within 15 meters of the water's edge and on the opposite side of the highway is a big fresh water lake.
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It could well be one of the windiest places on Earth. The swell gets big here but is usually blown out.
An occasional offshore wind comes along from time to time and then you get some good waves. If you know any wind surfers then tell them to head to Kanya Kumari and they are sure to get some big windy waves. There is an island just off the tip and on it is a massive statue of the Tamil saint and poet, Tiruvallur.
I wonder if he surfed? The spot is a beach break but when it gets around 7 feet it breaks out toward the lighthouse and begins to work like a point break. Nice lefts at that time. Otherwise inside waves are short hollow lefts and rights - expect to get plenty of sand in your ears. It is far off the beaten track and not so easily to find. The point is beautifully formed by a millions of years old lava flow that extends into the water.
When the rights are working you can expect up to a meter ride, so be prepared for some long walks back to the point. An amazing temple was built here in ancient times. The water is as good as it gets on mainland India, clear and clean. There are plenty of offshore islands that have yet to be explored for surf.
Maybe you will be the first to do it. The World Heritage Foundation has piled granite boulders around an ancient Vishnu temple built by the Pallava Kings at the beach to keep it from tumbling into the sea and this has also developed into an awesome break. The spot is a beach break but when it is working it gets exceptionally hollow rights and left. From Madayi Point, north of Mahe, to Talakkolattur river mouth, south of Mahe 60 kilometersthere are numerable good breaks.
The area is marshy and difficult to access but has many good waves in store for those who are determined to get there. The point itself is the most consistent break in that area but when the wave height is there and the tide just right then a submerged rock shelf in the cove produces one really awesome left barrel.
The spot is your typical beach break with a river mouth that sometimes works just south of the town. The swell is usually blocked by Sri Lanka but the place occasionally does get a few good waves.
At Dwarka, you will find some of the clearest water along the India coastline. The town is very ancient and is said to have existed for the past 5, years.
Parts of the old city are now submerged below sea level and can be seen while scuba diving. On bigger days 6'-8' getting through the shore break and strong currents can be a challenge. Waves get good here several times a year but watch out for the shore break or we will have to come out at low tide and dig you out of the sand.
In the holidays and summer, they are very crowded. Fistral is a swell magnet and is very consistent; there are multiple peaks to spread the crowd out, with the north end and Little Fistral often being slightly bigger and better. There are rights and lefts, but the rights are usually longer and slightly better shaped.
Whilst it works through all stages of tide, it is better and often hollow at low tide. On the south side of the Pentire Headland the southern edge of Newquay and on the other side of the River Gannel, is Crantock.
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Despite being within sight of Newquay, having to drive around the river reduces the crowds, and the large, dune-backed beach is a family favourite. The sandbanks depend upon the river, but you can count on a fast righthander breaking off the rocks at the northern end, and a sandbar across the river-mouth that is often a popular option with longboarders. On large swells there can be a very good left at the south end, under the pink pub and the shelter of the West Pentire headland.
In late spring and early summer, this headland is carpeted with wild flowers and poppies. Perranporth is another long several miles stretch of beachbreaks. The small town is at the southern end, and the best wave is the left that breaks at the far southern end under the cliffs at Droskyn. Droskyn can get hollow and powerful, and holds size. The rest of the beach offers multiple peaks, best at lower tides. As you head north up the beach it is backed by high sand dunes and the Perran Sands holiday park.
You can park in the holiday park be sure to pay for a ticket, even if you are there before sunrise, as they have private parking wardens who enforce fines and walk down the large dune to the peaks at Perran Sands which are good on a mid to high tide, or to really escape the crowds walk north from here up to Penhale Corner where the sandbanks in the shelter of the cliff can be excellent, particularly when the swell is shoulder to head high.
Just be sure to save a little energy for the arduous walk back up the high sand dune! Continuing south there is another stretch of high cliffs before dropping down to the small town of St Agnes, the home of a vibrant surf community, leading marine environmental charity Surfers Against Sewage and cold-water surf outfitters Finisterre.
Trevaunance Cove faces north-west so is better on large swells or when seeking shelter. It can get crowded thanks to the large population of good local surfers, and the fact that it offers up steep, hollow, right handers and fast lefts. The stretch of beach the other side of St Agnes head is separate beaches at high tide that link up at low tide. Chapel Porth is at the end of a beautiful narrow valley, protected by The National Trust.
On a very small swell with a long period and light winds, Chapel offers incredible beach break peaks, with long, hollow and powerful rights low tide only. There are several named peaks as you walk the low tide stretch of sand towards Porthtowan. At low tide you can walk around the southern headland to surf Lushingtons, a consistently hollow beach break. From Porthtowan the coast road bends briefly inland, around the old military airfield, reconnecting with the coast at the village of Portreath.
The harbour wall at Portreath is a very popular spot with bodyboarders, as the waves bounce off the wall and wedge up into large, hollow right handers suitable for experienced surfers only. From Portreath the coast road runs along the top of another long stretch of high cliffs and inaccessible coves known as North Cliffsbefore dropping down into Hayle Bay at Godrevy, with the picturesque town of St Ives visible on the far side.
Godrevy is looked after by the National Trust and is the site of an enormous seal colony in the lee of the headland, and an iconic lighthouse. Godrevy has well defined peaks and shallower faced waves, so holds size and is surfable on large swells.
From Godrevy the beach follows the bay south and is backed by sand dunes at Gwithian where there is a large car park and access and holiday parks, all the way to the Hayle River mouth several miles south. There are multiple good beach break peaks along this stretch and some well defined breaks, with the size of the waves diminishing the further south you head into the shelter of the bay.wave of the winter west coast entry 2018
On the far side of the rivermouth, Hawkes Point accessible from Carbis Bay on the St Ives Road is a winter spot that starts working on large swells, and is sheltered from south westerly winds. The picturesque town of St Ives, famous as a destination for artists and the home of many art galleries, occupies a headland with the north facing beach of Porthmeor, under the Tate Gallery on the site of an old gas worksbeing its prime surf spot.
Towards the north end of the beach a submerged old boiler from a shipwreck forms a good sand bar, and the high tide berm means that as the tide pushes in there can be a fun shorebreak. Just before reaching Lands End is the village of Sennen on the top of the hill and Sennen Cove at the bottom of the hill. You can park at the top of the cliff and walk down, or walk around the headland from Sennen.
Sennen can offer everything from punchy, hollow beach breaks through to fun noseride-friendly peelers, depending upon the sand banks and stage of tide. The water here is often very clear and a bit cooler than further up the coast.