Sri Lanka – Warm water and sunshine!!

Winter in Wales can be hard work, it’s dark way too early and we have to wear winter wetsuits, boots, gloves and hoods from December until April!
We had two weeks off over the Easter holidays so I packed boards, bikinis and my revision notes for a quick visit to Sri Lanka

The view from the room!

We flew Emirates to Dubai then hung about for a couple of hours for the connecting flight to Columbo, dropping down into Columbo the scenery looked awesome, could see some surf on the beaches too!
Once we had cleared immigration, it was pretty good to see the boards by the side of the luggage carousel, the only problem was two of the cases out of three hadn’t arrived, doh!
Bit of a pain as we had split the fins, leashes and sun block across the two cases that were missing, the airline promised they would be delivered first thing the next day..
The drive down south to our apartment in Ahangama was pretty painless, I slept for most of it :o)

No sun block so on with my Nalu Tribe surf leggings!

, these are pink and purple but the colours dont show in the pic!

The cases hadn’t turned up in the morning, no fins or sun block! Luckily my coach Tim Jones ( of Surf School Lanzarote )managed to borrow a set and donated some sun block so straight into the water to get rid of the jelly legs after traveling.

Fun surf to start the trip, couldn’t believe how warm the water was, I love surfing in bikinis especially as we don’t get much chance in Wales.
I’m lucky enough to be sponsored by Hive Swimwear and have worn their bikinis surfing in France, Spain, the Canaries and the Mentawai Islands and find them really good, they look great but stay on!

Luckily the bags were delivered later that day( Thanks Emirates! ).

We spent the next two weeks, getting up early, surfing until the crowds built up, then having a Sri Lankan breakfast of fresh fruit, chilli laced omelettes and plenty of tea ( the Welsh do like a nice cuppa tea! ), then going back in until the wind came up.

The rest of the days were spent revising or travelling around exploring then getting back in the water as the wind dropped.