Pottuvil Point

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A right-hander surf beach with clear waters and a sandy bottom, the Pottuvil point is great for beginner surfers. Waves here run almost about a kilometer and have perfect swells for longboarders and shortboarders. There are also a handful of amazing restaurants and surf equipment hires closer. Try out spicy samosas and fresh coconut water.

The point is a bit smaller to its big brother Arugam Bay, and less crowded. However it offers some nice breaks and bigger swells. Lots of novice surfers come here to catch their first waves. Being on the eastern coast, surfing at dawn here with magnificent views of the sunrise is a must have experience while you are travelling in Sri Lanka. Best time to surf is between 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the morning and about 4:00PM to 6:00 PM in the evening.