Only one beach over from Galle, and a 5-minute drive from Fort Bazaar, Dewata Beach has a great surf all year round, especially for beginners. With shallow, white-water waves, Dewata Beach is the perfect place for anyone who would like to learn how to surf. The more advanced-level waves are further back, with offshore winds making clean waves and consistent swells during peak season. The surf lesson at Ahikava Surf School begins with 30 minutes of theory, and demonstration of the basic moves and techniques. This is then followed by a 1-hour practical lesson in the sea with the instructor to help get you up on the wave. Lessons are suitable for everyone; children, beginners or advanced surfers, and the lesson can be customised according to your skill level.