Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
flickr image by Alessandro Longhi

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations in the world for fun, forgiving waves in warm tropical waters. The waves have enough power and size to elevate surfing levels without being too critical or intimidating. The point at Arugam Bay is Sri Lanka’s most famous break.

Surfing in Arugam Bay

flickr image by Alessandro Longhi

Arugam Bay is a right hand point, breaking over an old coral reef. It has long, clean, walls with the occasional tubing section. On a good day, rides as long as 400m are the norm.

Surfing in Arugam Bay Sri Lanka

flickr image by Surfing The Nations

The bay is a swell magnet and will usually be a metre or so bigger than the surrounding surf breaks, of which there are at least a dozen. It is surfable on all tides, though on a low tide the coral reef can be shallow.

Surfing tour Arugam Bay

flickr image by Alessandro Longhi

April to September brings the required southeast swells and daily afternoon onshore winds.

Date posted: 5th July, 2017

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