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Arugam Bay Beach

Arugam Bay surf beach is located 314 km from Colombo, 2 ½ km south of the small town of Pottuvil in the Ampara
district of Dry Zone South-east coast of Sri Lanka.
Arugam Bay Beach, a wide sweeping sandy beach in front of the village of Arugam Bay is an attraction for swimming all
year-round.

Arugam Bay's first international surfing competition was held by ISA (International Surfing Association) in the summer
of 2004 despite the shocking destruction of the Tsunami On December 26, 2004, ISA returned again in 2005 to give the
battered local economy of Arugam Bay a boost. The long, consistent right hand point break at the southern end of the
Arugam Bay beach makes it the finest surf spot in Sri Lanka.

Arugam Bay Beach with its coral reef being home to an abundance of tropical fish affords delightful snorkeling
opportunities.

Arugam Bay Surroundings
The beach isn’t the only attraction at Arugam Bay. The countryside of the village of Arugam Bay brings about loveliest
sceneries that span over mangrove, jungle, lagoon, river, rice fields and dunes. Over and above such a landscape is a pair
of National Wildlife parks that are home to mammals including Elephants and rich in birdlife. Moreover, the historical and
archeological site of Buddhist temple called Magul Maha Vihara reveals the history of the site with its stone inscriptions.

Arugam Bay Surfing season
The surfing season in Arugam Bay starts in April and ends in October. During the season the wind is predominantly
offshore.
Average water temperature: 28 degrees
Average air temperature: 32 degrees
Surf spots at Arugam Bay

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