Arugam Bay is a bay situated on the Indian Ocean in the dry zone of Sri Lanka's southeast coast. The bay is located 320 km due east of Colombo. It is a popular surfing and tourist destination. These wonderful waves have garnered Arugam bay a place in the list of "top ten surf spots in the world" Situated on the southeast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay receives the same Antartic winter swells the hit Indonesia's southern shores in the middle of the year.
The best time of the year for surf is between May and November when the predominant wind is offshore for at least the first half of the day. Almost all the guest house and hotels are operative and full during this season. Beyond surfing there are many things can be enjoyable, Lagoon tour, bird watching, elephant watching, Kumana National Park, Kudumpigala monarchy and many ancient ruins & archaeological sites. After the war ended, there are lot of tourist not only surfers but many nature lovers visiting Arugam Bay. .