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RE: current situation in Arugam Bay« on: June 06 2007 10:06:00 »
I'm arriving Colombo at June 9 and heading to A-bay with no surf board. Where is the best place to get a good board at a decent price? Colombo, Hikkaduwa or Arugam bay? Can you recommend me of a good surf shop?
I will also be happy to buy a second hand board if you have an extra one or leaving Sri Lanka?
RE: current situation in Arugam Bay« Reply #1 on: June 06 2007 18:06:00 »
Hi Ben, do you know what the deal is if you want to extend the normal tourist visa for a couple of weeks?? And how big was it on that last swell? We got some good waves here in Northern WA from the same swell :)
RE: current situation in Arugam Bay« Reply #2 on: June 19 2007 06:06:00 »
Best surf shops are in Hikadua but if your off to A-bay then thats in the wrong direction. There is a shop in A-bay but dont remember what the boards were were like. If desperate you can rent some NSP boards from Thomas at Aloha Cabanas in A-bay.
RE: current situation in Arugam Bay« Reply #4 on: June 11 2008 07:06:00 »
Hey kid's, I was there last summer and it was top banana.
The buses are a nightmare, it's more expensive to take a taxi, but it will save your sanity. Still its only about 12000 ruppees for a minibus from colombo to a bay which is about 60 pounds for a 12 hour trip (bargain) so look for people to travel with and share the cost. If you're staying for longer than the entry visa get your visa extention before you go or you will end up having to do a return trip to colombo. I made this mistake. Boards are availabe from Hawkys' surf shop and there's a few other's aswell. Mambo's hotel is right on the point and is the best place to stay for surfers. There's no cash point in a bay, the nearest one is a day's round trip, so take enough dough with you. I wish you good wave's. Pete