- 07 January 2011 | Travel
Have you ever imagined how it would be to surf in Sri Lanka? Well, you probably don't know but Sri Lanka is considered one of the most reliable surf destinations on the planet thanks to consistent Indian Ocean swells.
There are waves every year, but the very best months are from October through to April as the monsoon in the island's northeast generates steady offshore winds to the south, for waves of perfection.
It’s a fun experience both for regular and goofy footers. Weligama and Polhena are the best regions to find waves. With a great variety of boats available you may go in for – fishing, whale and dolphin watching, wakeboarding and snorkelling or sunset trips around the bay.
Prepare for an amazingly fanciful trip, visit all the secret and secluded spots and enjoy empty surfing waves. You may also go in for a boat trip to experience the empty outer reef breaks that are inaccessible by road and foot.
Also, look for Hikkaduwa, is a small town on the south coast of Sri Lanka, located 98 km south of the capital Colombo.
- 28 December 2010 | Travel
There's an archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean where waves are pumping all year. Still very much uncrowded, the nine Azores Islands extend for more than 600 km of coastline.
Three groups of islands offer great surfing conditions during the year: the Eastern Group (Sao Miguel, Santa Maria and Formigas Islets), the Central Group (Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial) and the Western Group (Flores and Corvo).
Perfect waves and amazing food are the great invitation cards of this Portuguese dependency. The Azores Islands are 1,500 km away from the continental capital, Lisbon, and about 3,900 km from North America.