Known for its distinctive stilt fisherman that can be seen in the early hours of the morning and early evening it is a perfect spot to learn to surf. Just a 5 minute drive from the Harbour, you may depart on an excursion to witness the blue whale and dolphins. +
/ STILT FISHERMAN OF WELIGAMA /
A method of fishing unique to the island, Stilt fishermen sit on a cross bar called a ‘petta’ tied to a vertical pole and driven into the sand a few meters offshore. Although the approach looks primitive and ancient, stilt fishing is actually a recent tradition with the practice dating back to World War II when there were food shortages.