Pro Surf tour returns to Arugum Bay
The UK Pro Surf Tour will once again be returning to Sri Lanka in July this year for the “Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest” at Arugam Bay. The 2010 Championships, which take place on 1st to 4th July and will see some of UK’s top professional surfers, international and local Sri Lankan surfers fighting it out to become the ultimate champion.
This year as well as the Open the contest will include a Women’s division seeing the top women fight for their own title. Renowned as one of the best ‘point breaks’ in the world, Arugam Bay on the East coast of Sri Lanka. It is now a hotspot in the surfing calendar and is accessible as a result of the recent end to the civil unrest in the country.
Dave Reed, UK Pro Surf Tour director stated: “It’s good to be going back to Sri Lanka again we are looking forward to some great waves where will see world class surfers competing at Arugam Bay. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for competitors from around the world to discover what I believe to be one of Sri Lanka’s greatest assets – the excellent surf and spectacular beaches.”
Commenting on the return of the event, Sanjika Perera, UK & Ireland Director of Tourism – Sri Lanka Tourist Promotion Bureau said: “We are very happy that the UK Pro Surf Tour is returning as this will help to raise awareness of the tourism opportunities that are now available on the east coast of the island which is waiting to be discovered.”