Surf spots around Arugam Bay

The home surf spot: Main Point

Stay Golden is located south of Main Point. That means, you can grab your board and walk to the surf. It takes around 10 minutes to walk on the beachside until you reach the area of Main Point where you normally get into the water. Or, if you prefer having more shade, walk on the little road through the residential area until you reach the corner of the bay, Baby Point. From there, you’re almost at Main Point (coming from the other side).

Surf spot map

That’s a map with all surf spots in this area. There are many different spots around, all for different skill levels and with different specifications. During high season (April to October), normally all spots work. We recommend that you try them all out in your first days until you found your favorite spot.

Stay Golden Surf Spot Map Arugam Bay
Stay Golden and the surf spots of Arugam Bay

If you like to print the map out, here you can find a high-resolution copy of it from

More details on each spot around Arugam Bay

We surf and know a lot about the area, but we won’t reinvent the wheel. If you are looking for more information on the different surf spots around the Arugam Bay, we recommend the surf guide from Still Stoked. It’s from 2018, but still valid. Another informative page is set up by Surf Team Sri Lanka, where they also offer descriptions of how to get to each point on your own.

When you once have arrived at Stay Golden, we are more than happy to help you figuring out the best spots depending on your skill level and the current conditions.

How to get to the surf spots from Stay Golden

As described, to Main Point, it’s the easiest to walk. For all other spots, you need to take a tuk-tuk. The closest surf spots from Stay Golden are the ones in the South: Elephant Rock, Peanut Farm, and then Panama Point and Okanda. Pottuvil Point and Whiskey Point are in the North of Pottuvil. It only takes 5 minutes longer as you have to cross Arugam Bay once. We can help you arranging a tuk-tuk. Tuk-tuk prices include waiting time, so they also pick you up after your surf.

Surfboard rental and surf lessons

At Stay Golden, you can also rent surfboards. We have a small but good collection of boards in different sizes and shapes. We don’t claim to be a surfboard shop, but are happy to share our passion with you 🙂

Are you curious to try out surfing? Find some more information about surf lessons at Stay Golden here.

Tips on the best time of the year for surfing in Arugam Bay can be found at our surfing overview.