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Topic: current situation in Arugam Bay

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replies: 15

By:

maz

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current situation in Arugam Bay

« on: May 23 2007 23:05:00 »

Was planning trip to A'bay in June + July but am not too sure anymore. Would appreciate any info from people currently or recently been there - what's the situation like, is it safe or not bother??

By:

Ben

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #1 on: May 26 2007 05:05:00 »

There has always been problems but it tends to stay away from the tourists if you keep a level head on you shoulders. im heading to a-bay in a few days.

The onlything i could say would be to avoid traveling from colombo to abay at night time, the military tend to do more stop checks, so traveling during the day just makes it that little bit easier.

See ya

By:

Maz

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #2 on: May 28 2007 02:05:00 »

Cheers Ben, sounds much like last time i was in Sri Lanka in 2003.... Haven't been to Arugam Bay before, can you recommend any accommodation?? Also i'm wondering how big the waves are this time of year, what size board are you travelling with???
Cheers :)

By:

Ben

Boards

« Reply #3 on: May 28 2007 04:05:00 »

Yeah not much has changed over the years, im taking 3 boards 5.11 6.2 and a 6.6 only taking that incase i head over to maldives.
i have been going for years and i stay at a place called sooriyas reall cheap nice people and its only a 5 min walk to the point.

A-bay can hold up to 8ft but its very rare for it to get like that looking at around 3-5.

So when are you actually heading down there. my email addy is ben.stephen06@hotmail.com



By:

karsten

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #4 on: May 28 2007 09:05:00 »

hey. Im still in sri lanka and just left abay. if you go from colombo you need to go in the morning cause they are closing down the roard about 1800.
I recon it save and and I even say it's the must save place to go i sri lanka.
and another thing is that there are only max 12 surfer out i the line up!
don't stop going, just go

By:

Ben

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #5 on: May 28 2007 12:05:00 »

Yeah they do close the roads but you can get around it... plenty of backroads. we had a mental off road trip in a landrover defender with one of the locals from Hiks,

So karsten hows the wave in Abay? are you going to be going back?

By:

Maz

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #6 on: May 28 2007 19:05:00 »

Hi Ben, landing in India 13th June, might have a day or two in Bangalore and then head to SL, guess I'll be in A-Bay some time around mid June. What's the best way to travel from Colombo, went on a couple of bus trips in SL years ago -fun and nerve wrecking... and I don't know how I will go with my board... Car or bus ???
Will send you an email when i get there, if I don't bump into you in the lineup.

By:

Ben

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #7 on: May 29 2007 08:05:00 »

Sounds good maz,  i will be there in a few days some big swells hitting down south so will probably go chill for a few days before heading to A-bay.

so where you from age and all that kinda stuff.

so i can look for you in the lineup

By:

Maz

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #8 on: May 29 2007 23:05:00 »

Hi Ben, you will be looking for a dark haired chick from northern WA (Oz), sitting on the shoulder.. Where you from???
See ya in the green room :)

By:

Ben

RE: current situation in Arugam Bay

« Reply #9 on: May 30 2007 09:05:00 »

Originally from scotland but have been ling in dubai for the last ten years.

www.magicseaweed.com check the swells its pumping through from the 2nd and 3rd:)

See ya soon


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