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When travelling towards Panama from Arugam Bay along the B374, some two kilometers along, make a left turn onto the Kudakalliya Road. Arrive at the very bottom of that road and Crocodile Rock is just ahead along the coast. A ten minute walk passing the lagoon to your right will bring you to this point; Climb the rock for impressive views of the beach and surrounding paddy lands.

According to some, the long elongated ‘snout’ shape of this natural rock gives it its name; but in reality, the name is derived from the mugger crocodiles that access this area via the adjacent Heda Oya Lagoon. You will be lucky to spot a crocodile, especially given their shy nature, however no need to panic as they just want to bask in the sun, atop this rock.


Crocodile Rock Surf Location Also known as Elephant Rock, it’s a beautiful spot for a day surf mission. Located half hour ride to the south from the mainland & another 20m walk down the beach passing two river mouths , it’s a mushy right ideal for a beginner/intermediate or a long boarder. It needs a medium to large swell for Crocodile Rock to work at all. When the point is 6 foot then Crocodile Rock will be 3 foot. A sucky take-off section over sand leads on to a long wall that breaks right down the point for about 400 meters much like inside Pottuvil point. Crocodile Rock is usually uncrowded due to no proper accommodation around the point. There is a danger of wild elephants and bears roaming around the area, but they are often harmless. Take a lot of water , a towel, and your umbrella if your lady is going to sunbath while you surf.

Crocodile Rock Surf Break Facts and Figures

Surf spot quality

Wave quality – Normal
Experience – All level
Frequency – Medium


Distance – 9 hrs from the main airport
Public access – Yes


Type – Point break

Direction – A Frame
Bottom – Right
Power – Sandy
Good day length – 400m


Rock – No
Urchins – No
Localism – No


Consigli di viaggio

Sri lanka in estate significa soltanto Arugam Bay, in paradiso dei principianti. 
Ad agosto tanta gente, conviene spostarsi in spots meno affollati. Occhio ai coccodrilli nelle lagune a ridosso del mare, fuori dall'acqua hanno paura ma dentro attaccano. E soprattutto state alla larga dagli elefanti.

Arugam Bay è una world calss wave, adatta a tutti, dai principianti ai professionisti. La zona è disseminata di points destri, alcuni ancora secret spots. Ci sono reef break, break point e beach breaks, immersi nella natura selvaggia e nei parchi naturali della zona. La costa sud est dello Sri Lanka viene colpita dalle stesse swells che si abbattano sulle coste Indonesiane, la stagione più consistente, con swell da SW è durante Apr-Ott. Aspettatevi onde da 2-6ft con venti offsore regolari e condizioni pulite. Le temperature dell'acqua sono 27c / 82F tutto l'anno, quindi sempre in boardshort!

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