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Tipped to be southeast Sri Lanka’s hottest holiday destination, Arugam Bay is a name synonymous with sandy beaches and engaging surf points found nowhere else in the island. Having hosted the Arugam Bay Surf Contest for four consecutive years this breathtaking venue has also hosted red letter international level competitions including the British Pro Surf Association (BPSA) Champion of Champions Surf Contest and the Sri Lankan Airlines Pro 2010 – Arugam Bay Surf Competition in recent years. Welcoming the world’s surfing elite, the internationally coveted competitions cemented Arugam Bay’s position as the island nation’s best surfing holiday hotspot with surfing enthusiasts young and old heading to this captivating coastal corner of south-eastern Sri Lanka to take on the waves as their heroes did.

The best period to surf in Arugam Bay falls between the months of April and October when the wind and wave conditions are ideal and the temperatures are warm. The months between July and August have been identified as the peak surfing season in the area as tourists head out to this region of the island in large numbers. The winds from the southwest and west remain largely off-shore during this period at least for a portion of the surfing day. The swells in the area are chiefly attributed to the southwest monsoon which along with groundswells from the ‘Roaring Forties’ creates idyllic surfing conditions for the masses.

The average wave height in Arugam Bay measures in at 1.5m to 2.5m which makes the venue ideal for novice surfers as well as seasoned experts. Home to more than 10 fantastic surf points, wave riders will truly be spoilt for choice on a surfing holiday in the bay. Some of the highlight include Crocodile Rock, Sangamankanda Point and Whiskey Point while Pottuvil Point and the Arugam Bay Point Break are equally enthralling surf spots. Peanut Farm, Yala, and Panama are other popular points in Arugam Bay in addition to Okanda and Arugam Bay Point.

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Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers