Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka is domestically referred to as ‘Arugam Kudah’ and is situated on the Indian Ocean in the Dry region of Sri Lanka’s southeast coast which is also a historic settlement of the historic Batticaloa territory. The Bay is placed 117km south of Batticaloa and 320km east from Colombo and about 4 KM from the city of Pottuvil.
The primary settlers are predominantly Muslims and live in an area by the name of Ulla although there a large number of other communities such as Sri Lanka Tamils and Sinhala populace reside in the south of Arugam Bay village. There are also a number of international migrants mainly from European countries settled in this city.
Conventional fishing has constantly dominated the local economic system and tourism has grown unexpectedly inside the vicinity for decades. Surf Tourism is one of the most dominating in Arugam Bay and is very popular among the Tourism Industry. Tourists are also attracted to the beautiful beaches, lagoons, ancient temples such as kudumbigala monastery, Magul maha viharaya and Mani naga pabbatha viharaya and the National wildlife sanctuary in Kumana.
The Arugam Bay hosts a huge fleet of fishing boars which operates off the beach. The close by seashores are aesthetically appealing and has amazing waves than the primary seashore which is not quite appealing when compared to other areas in Arugam Bay. The surf points being the main attractions in the city, and loved by many surfers, the most popular being the Main Point is located towards the south of the bay. The surf point consists of a rock reef bottom making it much more interesting for surfers. Whiskey point, pottuvil point to the north, Elephant rock, Peanut farm and okanda to the south are few other breaks in Arugam Bay which are the most popular attractions for surfing among tourists both local and international.
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