Surfing Arugam Bay

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An each lesson within a beginner package will last 1 hour 15 minutes. An each lesson within an intermediate package will last 2 hours and 30 minutes. Apart from the first beginner lesson, what is taught during an each lesson will depend on what needs improving. Enjoy surfing. Read below. (updated on : 24 Sep 2020)

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Intro

Surfing offers the thrill and excitement of harnessing and riding nature's energy. Easier said than done, right?

Arugam Bay is the unbeatable surfing destination for all surfers, including advance surfers, swells are 6 meters high in June! Following surfing points are all accessible from Arugam Bay.

What makes Sri Lanka is so appealing for all level surfing enthusiasts is its super-consistent swells, mostly all year around, few months in East coast and few months in South coast. Mainly there are three surfing destinations in our Island, Hikkaduwa, Weligama and Arugam Bay. Each of these places have few surfing points varying with wave heights and difficulties. Weligama is gaining momentum among beginner surfers because its sandy bottom and long beach stretch. Kabalana and Midigama too are accessible from Weligama.

About lessons Q&A

  1. Can I take my own board for intermediate lessons? Yes of cause! We will reduce 2 USD from a lesson.
  2. Can I have the same instructor if I take a package? Sometimes this is not possible. But you will always be under one overseer/instructor who knows how you are progressing. The instructor will appoint a suitable trainer if the same trainer is not available for the day.
  3. Can I take several lessons per day? We recommend maximum 2 lessons per day. You could practice your own as you wish after lessons with your own board!
  4. What will I learn specifically during each lesson? This depends on students' abilities. The first beginner lesson is pretty much the same for everyone but after that it varies depending on what needs improvement. For instance, someone may learn quickly to stand up on the board while others struggle with it and need more time to focus on that. Therefore there is no exact content for each lesson but the idea is that you will get better and more independent each time and will eventually be able to catch your own waves!

On Google Map, you could clearly see the route to destination, local excursions and tourist interests. To have a clear view click "  " and then un-click "  " irrelevant layers. We constantly update our site with all those interesting facts.

Our instructors in Arugam Bay

Praneeth Sadaruwan

Surfing since
– 2000 (since 9 years old)
Championships won
- 3rd place in second series of in National Surf Championship held in Kabalana in 2018 /  Semi finalist in Covelong Surfing Festival in India in 2017 / Quarter finalist in Asian Surfing Championships held in India in 2015 / 3rd place in Red Bull competition in Maldives in 2014 / 1st place in Red Bull Local Hero Tour in 2013.

Lesitha Prabath

Surfing Lessons - Lesitha Prabath

Surfing since
– 2003 (since 9 years old)
Championships won
- 2nd place in second series of National Surf Championship held in Kabalana in 2018 / 2nd place in Red Bull Opening Surf Competition in 2015.

Lakshitha Madushan

Surfing Lessons - Lakshitha

Surfing since
– 2009 (since 10 years old)
Championships won
-  1st place in second series of in National Surf Championship held in Kabalana in 2018 / 1st place in Down South Champion in 2017 / 1st place in Red Bull Ride My Wave Champion in 2016.

Terms and conditions

Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price :
 The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click Here to reserve with an excursion.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.

About surfing lessons

Available : May to October but beginner level lessons are available all year around
Best season : June - August
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Hottest month : 

Surfing points : Look at the map and main content of the this page.
Starting time : Mornings (from 5.30 AM) and afternoons / in July morning is the best

Beginner Lessons - Includes preparations on the beach / Safety introduction / Surfing supported by an instructor / Short wrap-up after each lesson.
Each beginner lesson lasts - 1 hour and 15 minutes
Intermediate Lessons - Includes introduction of the surf spot / Surfing together with an instructor / Short wrap-up after each lesson.
Each intermediate lesson lasts - 2 hour and 30 minutes

Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.

Basic price includes : Surfboard / Lessons cratered to your needs / Competent instructor / Gear insurance / All Gov tax.

Not included : Transport to each surfing points from Main Point / Whiskey Point: 1000 LKR / Pottuvil Point: 1000 LKR / Peanut Farm: 1000 LKR / Elephant (Crocodile) Rock: 1000 LKR / Panama: 2000 LKR / Okanda: 3000 LKR / Light house: 2500 LKR / Instructors transportation cost.

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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.

You may bring : Water / Swimwear / Sun cream / Camera


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Surfing Point in Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay Main Point - Wave quality is regional classic / Experience level needed is intermediate & advanced / Frequency of waves is medium / Wave type is beach break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy / Power is high / Good day length is 200m / Danger Rock – No / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Baby Point - Wave quality is beginner / Experience level needed is none / Frequency of waves is low / Wave type is beach break / Direction of wind is right & left / Bottom is sandy / Power is low / Good day length is 100m / Danger Rock – No / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Elephant (Crocodile) Rock - Wave quality is normal / Experience level needed, suited for all level / Frequency of waves is medium / Wave type is point break /  Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy / Power is medium / Good day length is 400m / Danger Rock – No / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Lighthouse Point in Komari - Wave quality is regional classic / Experience level needed is intermediate & advanced / Frequency of waves is low / Wave type is point break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy / Power is medium / Good day length is 250m / Danger Rock – Yes / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Okanda Point - Wave quality is regional classic / Experience level needed is intermediate & advanced / Frequency of waves is medium / Wave type is point break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy with rocks / Power is high / Good day length is 350m / Danger Rock – Yes / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Panama Point - Wave quality is regional classic / Experience level needed is intermediate & advanced / Frequency of waves is low / Wave type is river mouth break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy with rocks / Power is medium / Good day length is 300m / Danger Rock – Yes / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Peanut Farm Point - Wave quality quality is regional classic / Experience – All levels / Frequency of waves is regular / Wave Type – Point break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy / Power is low / Good day length is 300m / Danger Rock – Yes / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Pottuvil Point - Wave quality is regional classic / Experience level needed is beginners and intermediate / Frequency of waves is high / Wave type is point break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sandy / Power is medium / Good day length is 300m / Danger Rock – No / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

Whiskey Point - Wave quality is regional classic / Experience level needed is beginners and intermediate / Frequency of waves is high / Wave type is point break / Direction of wind is right / Bottom is sand / Power is medium / Good day length is 300m / Danger Rock – No / Urchins – No / Localism – No / Check today's wave forecast here.

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