The UK Pro Surf Tour will return to Arugam Bay in July for the ‘Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest’ — further proof that this escapist east-coast settlement is now fighting back after several tough years caused by the devastating effects of the tsunami and the civil unrest in the country as the Sri Lankan government completed its defeat of Tamil militants.
Arugam Bay is a surfer’s paradise, highly prized for its unspoilt beauty as well as its ‘point breaks’ which rank among the best in the world. The hardiest of surfers have returned to the Bay regularly, even during the troubled times, and now their faith will finally be rewarded as others follow.
The 2009 Championships will run from July 1 to 6 and have attracted 48 surfers, including some of the UK’s leading surfers. the last time the championships were held was in 2005 when they played a vital part in assisting and encouraging people in the region after the loss of life and damage caused by the 2004 tsunami.
Red Dot is committed to assisting with the regeneration of the East coast and will offer 5 per cent discounts to anybody travelling to Arugam Bay until the end of 2009. Just mention that you have read this blog to claim your discount.