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Arugam Bay in June & July« on: May 07 2012 13:05:00 »
I was wondering if anybody could recommend "the right" place to stay on the east coast? I must say that I have only been surfing for a month in Central America, so I'm a rookie. I do have lots of experience in other board-sports, so i hope that I'm a fast learner:)
Is it wrong to expect some nice surf(on the east coast) this time a year, for a beginner like me? What size swell can i expect?
I don't carry my own board etc. Can anybody recommend where to rent? And what should i pay for renting a board?
Any answer would be very much appreciated:)
arugam bay« Reply #1 on: May 22 2012 08:05:00 »
you should definitely expect some nice waves that time of year on the east coast, can get a pretty decent size. not too sure about finding real beginners waves in around arugam, only ever surfed reefs while there.
you have the main point which is usually busy, and very sharp reef but there is also baby point right in front of that which breaks over sand, good little wave for learning but usually busy aswell.
to get quieter spots head for a 5-10 minute drive to peanut farm, whisky point or crocodile rock, take offs can be a bit dodgy sometimes as your either behind or right beside large rocks after that your fine, im sure there are a few more spots close by. good beach parties at whisky point!!
RE: Arugam Bay in June & July« Reply #2 on: May 22 2012 08:05:00 »
had my own board so didnt rent but im sure people were saying roughly 700 rupees a day ( about £5) youll be there in high season so could be more, i was there in september, season just finishing. there are a few little places to rent on the main road in arugam, not hard to find
RE: Arugam Bay in June & July« Reply #3 on: May 22 2012 08:05:00 »
as for places to stay it depends what your looking for, i took a little shack right on the beach at the corner of baby point called sashmi or something like that, had everything i needed, basic, 2 beds, 500 rupees a night. the beach hut is pretty popular a little bit further up the road, nice place to hang out and be with a crowd of people, communal meals, more expensive i guess.
or if you want to be futher out there are tree houses to rent right beside peanut farm, if your into waking up and being straight into the water, nothing else around though.