Whilst Arugam Bay is also popular for surfing as are a few other select locations, Hikkaduwa too is highly sought after for the same. Complete with golden beaches that stretch on accompanied by the cool ocean in a riot of blues, Hikkaduwa is every surfer’s paradise. No surf board? No problem. You can rent one from any of the surfing stalls set up along the beach, and perhaps even pay for a few lessons if you wish.