Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay is most famous wave on the East Coast and arguably in Sri Lanka. It's a long right hand point break which offers a variety between long walls with great shape and the odd rifling barrel. The wave breaks over reef with several different sections. Sitting further out and snagging the wide ones is a great technique for dealing with the crowd.

Arugam Bay is the East Coast's best swell magnet and so can also attract a solid crowd. This will be the most diverse bunch of surfers you'll ever be in the water with. You'll find Aussies, Germans, Israelis and everything in-between. If this diverse bunch of surfers gets off putting, there are numerous breaks only a short tuk tuk ride away.

Surf Skill:
Surf Type:
  • Funboarders
  • Shortboarders
May - Oct
Break Direction:
Sand, rock
Easy, paddle from beach
Local Vibe:
Pretty cool
Best Conditions
3 - 6ft
NE - E
Low - Mid

Nearby Accommodation...

East Coast

Mambo's Surf Camp

  • Surf Camp
  • Surf Resort
Jan - Dec
5 breaks nearby
East Coast

Mambo's Surf Camp

Mambos Surf Camp at Arugam Bay is run by local surfers, is located in front of Baby point and is the closest accommodation to the main surfing point. It has several comfortable room options, a restaurant and all nicely positioned under the shades of coconut trees.

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Mambo's Surf Camp


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