Arugam Bay is located on the beautiful and wild East coast of Sri Lanka. Arugam Bay was originally a small fishing village, but after the end of the civil war it has developed into one of the main areas for tourism in Sri Lanka. However, although the village has been gaining popularity amongst travellers in the recent years, Arugam Bay hasn't lost its original charm: fishing is still a major contributor to the livelihoods of the locals and the surrounding nature isn't spoiled by tourism, either. Although the area is best known for surfing, there are many other attractions as well such as beautiful beaches, wild life, temples and Kumana National Park -just to mention a few!
Surfing in Arugam Bay
Arugam Bay is called The Surfing Mecca of Sri Lanka and for a good reason: There are a couple of surfing spots already in Arugam Bay itself, the most famous being Main Point, and there are also several spots just within 20 min - 1 hour drive from the village. Also most surf spots in and around Arugam Bay are point- or reef breaks, which are famous for giving the surfers long enjoyable rides!
Main Point and a couple of other spots can really give the more advanced surfers the time of their lives, yet Arugam Bay is also ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers: many surf spots have smaller waves and a sandy seabed, which makes access to the waves easier and falling off your board safer! Generally speaking, the waves rarely get so big all around that none of the surf spots wouldn't offer something also for the less advanced surfers. Therefore Arugam Bay is a perfect destination if you wish to learn surfing and feel what it's like to be in the water!
If you're keen to hear more about Arugam Bay or the surf spots around, we are always happy to assist you at Dylan's Surf Company!