Have a wave of a time in Arugambay!

There's so much to do while in Southeast coast...
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Sun, sands and whopping waves, the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka is in its element. Whether you are a beginner or pro, enthusiast or first-timer, grab a surf board and head on over. Along the beaches, nestled amidst forestry or rural villages, there are many surf points in the southeast, some hidden away in the wild terrain.

It’s more than waves...

There is so much to eat, see and do... Many hotels as well as restaurants are located in the southeastern coast and along the Main Street in Arugambay where the nightlife is especially happening (See East Coast). Relish delicious cuisine from around the world with a unique local twist, enjoy tasty Sri Lankan fare and street food and savour the delightful treats from roadside barbecues. Explore the untouched wilderness and witness herds of elephants, leopards, deer and birdlife at the National Parks, Sanctuaries and even lagoons. If you are lucky you might even catch a glimpse of elephants strolling along the roadside, especially in the evening and at dawn.

Arugambay and the surrounding area was once part of the illustrious Magam Ruhunu Kingdom extending to the second century BC. Take some time to discover the ancient mysteries and be enthralled by remnants of structures built by kings of yore.

Ride the waves, lounge on the sunny, sandy beach, explore and experience the best of Arugambay. Surf’s up in the East Coast and it is time for a wave of an adventure.

Tip: Do not wander into the wilderness and water bodies. Always check with the area residents before exploring.

Arugambay Point
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Arugambay Point

Also called ‘Main Point’, this is one of the most popular surf breaks in Arugambay as well as one of the top surf points in the world. Easily accessible from the beach, the rolling waves reach up to six feet making this point an ideal destination for professional surfers. Beginners can attempt the waves at the nearby Arugambay Baby Point.

Whisky Point
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Whisky Point

One of the most scenic surfing points in Sri Lanka, Whisky Point is loved by beginners and professionals alike. Surfers gather here even before dawn breaks to ride the whisking waves and enjoy the stunning atmosphere. The rock outcrop is a favourite spot for watching the sunrise and to feel the cool breeze of the East coast.

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Pottuvil Point
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Pottuvil Point

Known for its big swells, Pottuvil Point is for the professionals. The waves depend on the season and weather.

Peanut Farm
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Peanut Farm

Shaded by shrubbery and palu trees and located near a lake, Peanut Farm is a playful surf point, ideal for beginners and intermediates.

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Crocodile Rock/Elephant Point
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Crocodile Rock/Elephant Point

The rock gains its name with a characteristic shape resembling a crocodile. The surf point can be accessed by passing through the bushes. Climb the rock to enjoy stunning views of the sunset. With a soft, sandy beach, it is an ideal location for amateurs to experience and learn surf lessons.

Lighthouse Point, Komari Beach
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Lighthouse Point

Located along the Komari beach, the Lighthouse Point is a scenic surfing destination with beautiful waves against the backdrop of the blue sky. The point is marked by the preserved base of an ancient lighthouse.

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 Okanda Point, surfing
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Okanda Point

Reached through an off-the-beaten-track path by the Kumana National Park and Kudumbigala Sanctuary, Okanda Point is for the daring surfers. The waves here swell cunningly, though not often.

Panama Point
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Panama Point

Travel through the charming village of Panama to this right-break surf point with colourful fishing boats. The tranquil atmosphere will definitely attract the nature lover.

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