One of the best things about surfing in tropical locales is the amazing selection of fruit. We’ve been hitting up mixed juice and fruit platters for years on our trips to Indonesia, but our recent travels to Sri Lanka took our tropical fruit love to a whole new level.
Fruit stands litter the southern coastline of Sri Lanka like fairy lights on a Christmas tree – as seen in our most recent drunken late night discovery in Unawatuna Bay. The very next morning we loaded up on red bananas, coconuts, papaya and loads of other tropical fruit goodness. We even sampled some fresh chillies to really wake ourselves up. Some fiery scotch bonnet looking chillies really cleared out the sinuses at 7am in the morning.
Fresh fruit from these roadside stands is all organic and locally grown and gives you an awesome energy boost for surfing without loading you down. But one of the best things about hitting up these fruit stands is that you’re also supporting the local industry, as opposed to buying overpriced breakfasts in an expat owned hotel or guesthouse. Go for a wander, get lost and you’ll be rewarded!