The most well-known surfing location in Sri Lanka is Arugam Bay, which also serves as the only location for international surfing competitions in Sri Lanka. It is ranked among the top 10 surfing locations in the world. The region is renowned for its nightlife, beaches, and surfing. In this lively and popular region of Sri Lanka, there is lots to do.

While July, August, and September are thought to be the absolute best, the best surfing season in Arugam Bay is from April through October. Surfing here is best in the morning hours because, during this time of year, the wind typically turns on-shore around noon.