Arugam Bay is one of the top rated surfing destinations and the golden sand beach is seen as best tourist place in Sri Lanka. There are nearly 500 rooms available for the foreign tourists and the local explorers.
These rooms are available in low priced accommodation and star classed accommodation that can suite your need. There is no airport facility available in this village, but the Srilanka airlines offer seaplane service to the nearby town of Ampara. You can find cheap road transport from Colombo to Arugam Bay via Moneragala town the shortest.
Arugam Bay the surfing paradise of Sri Lanka is a tiny fishing village, which is located in the east cost is 2 km from the nearest town Potuvil.
It is 320 km far from Colombo city and just next to the Yala East National Park. Okanda Beach another best surfing spot is just 28 km south of Arugam Bay that you can enjoy on your visit to Sri lanka.
Best time to visit Arugam bay is seen as May till November and in these time you can get 2meter height waves that you can make a 400 meter ride between Arugam point and the Potuvil point and some time at this point you can get quick breaks here in short time period.
Further more Arugam Bay offers mangroves sightseeing operated through small boats by local people where you can view many kinds of colorful varieties of birds, crocodiles, monkeys and many other small and bigger animals and creatures.
Currently Sri lanka is offering international level surfing, sailing, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, trekking, cycling, and white water rafting.
Sri Lankan Pro Surf 2011
This year's international Surfing competition is going to take place from 30 August to 04 September 2011. The event is organized by the Australian surf professional and sponsored by the Sri Lanka's national carrier Srilankan is going to be participated by well over 100 competitors from all over the world.
There will be two numbers of main events.
- World Longboard Tour (Men).
- Six Star World Tour (Women)
There will be a special sea plane service during this surfing season from Colombo to Arugam bay and vise versa.
Local travelers will be charged one way fare Rs. 6,900/- , Return 12,900/-
Foreigners 13,900/- one way.
Arugam Bay Surf Report magicseaweed.com
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