Arugam bay is on the list of the top ten surf points in the world. Situated on the South East side of Sri Lanka Arugam bay receives the same Antarctic winter swell’s that hit Indonesia. The best time of the year is between May and November when the predominant wind is offshore for at least the first half of the day. Due to its location and southerly swell direction the area is dominated by right hand point breaks. There is a beach break in front of the Stardust Hotel, which can be fun for body surfing or for beginners. Three of the point breaks “The Point”, “Pottuvil Point” and “Crocodile Rock” are within an hour ride from the Hotel, with “The Point being visible (15 min walk) from the hotel. There are several other points that are within an 1-hour’s ride or can be accessed by boat.