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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Arugam Bay

Sri Lanka

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 6° 50.405' N
Longitude: 81° 50.369' E

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 Access

Easy access from the center of town. Is not visible from town, but an easy walk south around the point.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy access from the center of town. Is not visible from town, but an easy walk south around the point.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy access from the center of town. Is not visible from town, but an easy walk south around the point.

English (Translate this text in English): Easy access from the center of town. Is not visible from town, but an easy walk south around the point.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name A Bay

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Make friends with the locals. There are many other places to surf in the vicinity, but you need local help when venturing outside the main city. Also, Sri Lanka is in the middle of a civil war and the east coast of the country is on the frontline. Just a reminder.

English (Translate this text in English): Make friends with the locals. There are many other places to surf in the vicinity, but you need local help when venturing outside the main city. Also, Sri Lanka is in the middle of a civil war and the east coast of the country is on the frontline. Just a reminder.

English (Translate this text in English): Make friends with the locals. There are many other places to surf in the vicinity, but you need local help when venturing outside the main city. Also, Sri Lanka is in the middle of a civil war and the east coast of the country is on the frontline. Just a reminder.

English (Translate this text in English): Make friends with the locals. There are many other places to surf in the vicinity, but you need local help when venturing outside the main city. Also, Sri Lanka is in the middle of a civil war and the east coast of the country is on the frontline. Just a reminder.

Atmosphere

This is an international surf destination, equipped with all the things you would expect. The australian contingency is powerful. It's is a very poor region of Sri Lanka, power shortages and water shortages are common. Thank god for the surf bungalows and western surf influence.

English (Translate this text in English): This is an international surf destination, equipped with all the things you would expect. The australian contingency is powerful. It's is a very poor region of Sri Lanka, power shortages and water shortages are common. Thank god for the surf bungalows and western surf influence.

English (Translate this text in English): This is an international surf destination, equipped with all the things you would expect. The australian contingency is powerful. It's is a very poor region of Sri Lanka, power shortages and water shortages are common. Thank god for the surf bungalows and western surf influence.

English (Translate this text in English): This is an international surf destination, equipped with all the things you would expect. The australian contingency is powerful. It's is a very poor region of Sri Lanka, power shortages and water shortages are common. Thank god for the surf bungalows and western surf influence.

General

Great, with tons of possibility for adventuring to other spots nearby with no crowds. The food is amazing.

English (Translate this text in English): Great, with tons of possibility for adventuring to other spots nearby with no crowds. The food is amazing.

English (Translate this text in English): Great, with tons of possibility for adventuring to other spots nearby with no crowds. The food is amazing.

English (Translate this text in English): Great, with tons of possibility for adventuring to other spots nearby with no crowds. The food is amazing.

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By ding03 , 10-01-2012

Places to stay - Heading to A-Bay in May with a few mates. Any reccomendations on places to stay? Budget not really an issue. A few posts say the sand points wont be working yet. This correct? Hopefully not so many Israelis in May though?

By vital , 20-08-2010

crowed - been in A bay on last September October and the main point was super crowded, tons of Israelis and Aussies' take it into considerations.

By Anonymous , 10-08-2010

Board Rental - Just wondering if there's anywhere to rent extra boards near A Bay?

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