Feel the surfboard beneath your feet as the crystal water passes below. Heading towards that wave that is on the rise, your adrenaline is rushing through your veins. Maintaining your balance, you begin riding on a glassy wall of water that is curling in front of you.
Surrounded by the Indian Ocean, pristine sandy beaches, and well-positioned coral reefs, Sri Lanka is a surfing paradise. For the beginner surfers and expert surfers alike, surfing can provide loads of fun and adventure in Sri Lanka. Surf spots are aplenty around the island, but Arugam Bay in the East Coast stands as the most popular.
What makes Arugam Bay ideal for surfing are long smooth barreling waves with only slight wind disturbance. These are created by reefs on the seabed close to the shore. On these waves, you cannot resist your urge to get on your surf board and display your moves! In addition to the glassy surfs, Arugam Bay beach is also full of exciting activities such as beach parties and beach volleyball. For those who surf in Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is the place to be.
All this fun in Arugam Bay can come with several hours of driving for those are living around Colombo. However, the option of air travel provided by Ravana Air to Ampara and Batticaloa can slash the travel time. With less time spent travelling on the road, you will have more time to have fun.