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Arugam Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.1

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Arugam Bay Surf Guide

Aragum Bay in SE is an exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Sometimes crowded. Take care of coral.

Arugam Bay Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Arugam Bay:

The best conditions reported for surf at Arugam Bay occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Arugam Bay (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Arugam Bay with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in November while 17% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 59% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Arugam Bay surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Arugam Bay is Amparai (Galoya) Airport (GOY) in Sri Lanka, which is 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Arugam Bay is China Bay (Trinciomalee) Airport (TRR), also in Sri Lanka, 202 km (125 miles) away.

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Arugam Bay Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 11:26 Local Time
Thursday 15
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 10
S 15
S 15
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at Arugam Bay

Surf stats for Arugam Bay, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Arugam Bay

Wind stats for Arugam Bay, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Arugam Bay Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.1
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.3
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.7
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s32.9
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s43.8
  • Crowds:Icon  s22.3
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Rich from Sri Lanka
“I agree with the above, although we had a 2m swell roll through whilst I was there and it was heaps of fun some great walls and barrel sections at the right spots to be had. Other than that, most of the time, 2-4ft slow waves with heaps of people and a lot of learners. Shameless drop ins and boards flying everywhere due to people not knowing how to duck dive (even locals).
Expensive to stay there although the places are of good quality.

Most of the locals we have met have a cash grab attitude, they are not very hospitable and they only speak or do stuff for you for money in return.

Bring your own surfboard, zinc, sun screen, wax, leg ropes, ding repair kit! Else you may get stung getting any of the above. (Some places sell sun screen for 24$, a bar of wax is 8$) I guess because they can.

Overall it is an ok place to come and surf, less crowds than Indo in June/July but more expensive and the wave quality is very different.”

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