Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka is known as surfer’s paradise and one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. The bay is almost of 320 kilometers (200 mi) due east of Arugam Bay, and covers an area of roughly 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) south of the market town of Pottuvil.  The Arugam Bay territory is known for its quality surf breaks. The ‘Main Point’ is one of the main surfing areas of the Bay found towards the south of the sound. This is a correct hand point break, with a stone/reef base, and has various areas with incidental barrels. Different breaks in the zone incorporate Whiskey Point and Pottuvil Point toward the north, and Elephant Rock, Peanut Farm and Okanda toward the south. These breaks have pulled in a constant flow of worldwide travelers for quite a few years. Arugam Bay has a decent neighborhood surf scene and is home to some of Sri Lanka’s most gifted surfers and lately surfers from Arugam Bay have ruled national competitions. The first international surfing competition in this bay was held in mid-2010. Arugam Bay is acclaimed as one of the top ten surfing locations in the world and is a popular haunt for surfers from across the globe during the peak season between June and August.