World Surfing Day

June 20, 2022

International Surfing Day, is an unofficial holiday that celebrates the sport of surfing, surfing lifestyle and the sustainability of ocean resources is usually held annually on the third Saturday of June.

Sri Lanka & the Maldives are listed as the top destinations to engage in surfing regardless of experience.

Sri Lanka

Arugam bay is a well-known Surfing destination in Asia in the Southeastern region of Sri Lanka. The best seasons for surfing are July, August, and September. If you are a surfing enthusiast, it’s a must-visit destination during your summer vacation.There are different surf points suitable for beginners to advance surfers at Arugam bay.

  • Elephant Rock/ Crocodile Rock – Another right-hander point break that works in all tides and is ideal for surfers of all levels of experience. It’s considered one of the safest surfing spots and the waves can stretch up to 300 meters and an ideal spot for longboarders. Recommended for Beginners to intermediate surfers 
  • Whiskey Point – Waves are guaranteed all season long at Whiskey point because of their unique setup and the waves swell up to 12 feet. Recommended for intermediate to advanced surfers.
  • Pottuvil Point – Pottuvil Point is arguably one of the best right-hand waves on the island when it works (August & September). Recommended for advanced surfers.


The Maldives is one of the most consistent surf zones on the planet. There is no best season for surfing as the Maldives is a series of islands stretching over 800km making it covering two distinct monsoon patterns and a year-round surf destination.

  • Cokes - Located in the eastern reef of the north male atoll. Right-hand short waves, perfect for barrels.
  • Chickens - Located in the eastern reef of the north male atoll. Left-hand waves, best for experienced surfers but occasionally suitable for intermediates.
  • Jails - Located in the eastern reef of the north male atoll. A fast, hollow right-hander with several take-off points.