ARUGAM BAY

ENDLESS PERFECT RIGH HANDERS

If you like long rides then Arugam Bay is the ideal destination for you. It has also become a bit of a cult destination in South-eastern Sri Lanka among more adventurous surfers who revel in its mostly right hander point breaks. One of these waves, The Point, sweeps out over the whole bay and is on the bucket list of any self-respecting surfer due to the seemingly endless rides it offers on a perfect day.


You might want to take a longboard out on some of the regions’ peaks but there is still plenty of room for performative surf. This is where Australian Julian Wilson won his first major competition, when Arugam Bay hosted a leg of the World Qualifying Series (WQS) in 2010.


This is also Sri Lanka’s most untouched surfing landscape, rich in wildlife and beautiful views. You can often see wild elephants wandering past Pottuvil beach and the Kumana National Park. Kudumbigala wildlife sanctuary, to the South, and the city of Pottuvil further north are some of the region’s main attractions.

WEATHER

May to October is the dry season on the East Coast (Arugam Bay), while the East and West coast suffer the effects of the monsoon. During the rest of the year there are regular showers. Air and water temperatures average 27/28 degrees year round.

SEASON

From April on the swell shifts east towards Arugam Bay. The best season for surfing is May to September.

SURF CHECK

JAN/FEB

MAR/APR

MAY/JUN

JUL/AUG

SEP/OCT

NOV/DEC

CONSISTENCY

30

40

80

80

60

20

AVERAGE SIZE

0,5 M

0,7 M

1,2 M

1,2 M

1 M

0,5 M

TRAVEL

BAD SEASON

BAD SEASON

GUARANTEED

GUARANTEED

GOOD SEASON

BAD SEASON

WATER TEMPERATURE

27º

28º

28º

27º

27º

27º

AIR TEMPERATURE

26º

28º

29º

29º

28º

27º

 

SURF SPOTS ARUGAM BAY

Whiskey Point

Whiskey Point

QUALITY

Intermediate

Pottuvil Point

Pottuvil Point

QUALITY

Advanced

Elephant Rock

Elephant Rock

QUALITY

Beginner

Okanda

Okanda

QUALITY

Advanced

Peanut Farm

Peanut Farm

QUALITY

Intermediate

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OUR SURF OFFERS

KOTTUKAL BEACH HOUSE

KOTTUKAL BEACH HOUSE

SRI LANKA | ARUGAM BAY

Located in Pottuvil, Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing is the perfect spot for a surfing holiday in full comfort.

Located by the sea, in the Pacific town of Pottuvil, Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing is only 4km from Kottukal beach, a perfect spot for surfing, swimming and diving.

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BAY VISTA HOTEL

BAY VISTA HOTEL

SRI LANKA | ARUGAM BAY

The Bay Vista Hotel is located in Arugam Bay, considered the best wave spot in Sri Lanka, and one of the best in the world.

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