Elephant Rock Near Arugam bay

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Elephant Rock is known by many in Arugam Bay as one of the best places to enjoy the sunset. This beautiful place gets its name from the wild elephants that visit some mornings and evenings. The view from the top of Elephant Rock is of the coastline where you’ll often see surfers and fishermen.

The surf point can be accessed by climbing over the rock toward the ocean and crossing the shallow point of the lagoon closest to the ocean. It is important not to swim in the lagoon or cross too deep in the lagoon. This lagoon is the habitat of crocodiles, which usually stay on the bank opposite of where surfers cross.

The waves at Elephant Rock are fast and fun. Surfers of all levels can enjoy the breaks. We highly recommend hiring a guide or a tuk-tuk driver who is familiar with the area if you’re visiting this spot for the first time. Finding the surf point can be difficult and the wildlife is in abundance.

Note: There have been bear, crocodile, leopard, and aggressive elephant sightings in this area. We do not recommend traveling there for the first time without a local tuk-tuk driver or guide who is familiar with the area.

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Elephant Rock Surf Point

  • Wave type: Righty
  • Good for beginners? Yes
  • Good for intermediate? Yes
  • Good for advanced? Yes