Sri Lanka – Arugam Bay Surftrip 08/2013 Part 3
Alright, here is the last part of our trip.
After getting the knowledge of who is who and where are the nice places, the trip becomes more relaxed. We met some locals, had tea and food at their places and beaome friends with a few. Joining the local markets, buying the obligatory sari and some other nice stuff to bring home and to our friends and family. The surf becomes better and less crowded at the main point. And still some remote spots to surf and hang out. So many diffrent people from so many countries in the line up and arround was a nice experience. But as everywhere also dickh… arround. Ridiculous to pretty heavy to swallow. To relax and avoid another direct 400 k ride (8 – 9 hours) back to colombo, we rode to ella per tuktuk. At least i sleped in those tiny funny vehicles. Ella was very touristic but nice. Even the first breaky kothu was one of the best ever i had in sri lanka. Nice walks and views in the tea hills. It was cooler then the hot south east. At the last day we shared a taxi to colombo with a backbacker guy. At first we was in wonder why the driver always asks for the way, then we understood that he coudn´t read the signs. Actionaly we drove through the monsun, the first time for us and catch the flight home in time.
Sri Lanka – Arugam Bay Surftrip 08/2013 Part 2
The pictures are captured arround arugam bay. The southerly breathe was growing up pretty early, often before noon. So get out of bed earlier and surf the main point, a dead coral reef righthander or go by tuktuk ride to one of the remoter points. After we had breaky and chill in the hot hours. Rotis, pancakes, noddles, currys and fresh fruit juices or lassies, what a delicious life. There is a lot of wildlife arround. In the morning we spot far elephants, monkeys. And even at our place there were gekos, squirrels and heps of iguanas and other stuff. A lot of small fish i jumping in the surf and i spot some turtles.
there will follow a last part, with more surf…
Sri Lanka – Arugam Bay Surftrip 08/2013 Part 1
My girlfriend and myself heading through sri lanka for a 3 week summer holiday. After a long night at the Dubai airport and a long taxi drive throgh the island (included the first curry and rice, khottu and a crazy elephant expirience on the road) we arrived arugam bay.
Surf in the mornings and evenings (pretty crowded on a okish backhander) at the main point, relaxing between the hot hours by breaky, sometimes totaly brain overflowed by the culture surroundings we became friends with the bay.
The pictures are from our first days in arugam bay and a amazing safari in the kumana (yala) nationalpark.
P.S. More pics will follow soon.