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Latitude: 6° 50.405' N
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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
Alternative name A Bay
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
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.
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.
Great, with tons of possibility for adventuring to other spots nearby with no crowds. The food is amazing.
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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