dreadlockpasta wrote:so how hard is it to get about with a board?I have been on packed Indian trains and buses and wouldn't contemplate it with a board.
Also how easy is it to pick up 2nd hand mini mals ,for the g.f. ?cheers
You could take a board on the train, but vans from the airport are cheap enough to do distances and local tuk tuks will carry surfboards most places.
You can rent boards most places for a couple of pounds a day - generally they aren't brilliant though. There are boards for sale in Hikkaduwa and there used to be a few in Weligama too, but they won't be cheap and there won't be much choice. You're much better off taking one with you and if you don't want to travel on with it, you can sell to a guest house to use as a rental board - Aruna at Sunbeach in Weligama is always looking to buy, as are many others.