Learn to surf – an experienced surfer can be made available to those who want to brave the waves at Whisky Point and become a novice surfer. Here the waves are consistent and easy to tackle for the less experienced.
Other popular surfing points are just short distances away for surfing enthusiasts. Another small and beginner-friendly point is the Pottuvil Point, which is a short walk south from Whisky Point along the beach, but a longer drive by road. This point is for those who also want to avoid the crowds and take it easy with the waves.
Further south, about half hour’s drive by tuk is the main point at Arugam Bay. On a good day you can get rides as high as 5ft. There may be lulls between consistent waves, so a longer stay is ideal to make the most of surfing at Arugam Bay.
There are in total 10 surfing spots in Arugam Bay, including Crocodile Rock and Peanut Farm among other notable points. The surfing season commences in April and continues until October.