Arugam Bay is a surf spot located on the southeast coast of the dry zone of Sri Lanka. About 320 km from Colombo city
Getting to the spot is pretty easy. See flights to Colombo , the good wave season starts in November.
Arugam Bay is a popular spot for both local surfers and those who come in search of the best wave. In mid-2010, the first international contest took place on this spot. Australian Julian Wilson won. ASP also repeated the stage of the competition and in 2011, in addition to the competition for men on long boards, the women’s stage was added.
Arugam Bay is a very popular surf spot, it is also included in the top 10 spots in the world. The spot is famous for its unusual waves, which attract thousands of surfers from all over the world. The usual wave height at the spot is from 1.5 to 2 meters.
The ideal time to surf is from May to November. During this period, the wind is closer to the coast and does not interfere with surfers. Basically, these are right point breaks, this is facilitated by the geographical location of the beach. In addition, there are the most famous ones: “The Point”, “Pottuvil Point” and “Crocodile Rock” – they are also the best for surfing. The locals love surfing and are always ready to show new waves for visiting surfers. Pretty easy now can be book your stay at this spot or a little further and reach it by bike. Take a look at prices in November 2019. For 2 weeks for two.
Arugam Bay is much more than just surfing the spot, as there are many tropical fish species and the water is conducive to diving.