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Arugam bay Peanut Farm

Point destro molto rassomigliante all'onda di Arugam Bay, con appunto un Main Point con onde rapide e tubolari, per esperti e intermedi e un Baby Point a continuazione con onde piu' morbide, per i principianti.

As you travel along the B374 Pottuvil – Panama Road, some eight kilometres past Arugam Bay, you will see a Naval checkpoint to your left and the turn off for the Radella Tank to your right. Next to the checkpoint is an open flat plain.

The access track to Peanut farm is located midway along the plain, unmistakable by its tyre tracks. Once on the track, it follows a circular trail across the plain, before entering a jungle patch. Follow the track till you reach a ‘T junction’ with a Navy camp entrance to your right and peanut farm to your left. To get to the surfing point, cut across the abandoned huts and head to the beach, the Point is on your right.

This is one of the very first ‘underground’ old secret surfing points in Arugam Bay. It takes its name from the numerous peanut trees that were farmed on property in the past. During the early 2000’s the owner setup some tree houses and huts and used to play host to die-hard surfers who preferred to stay at Peanut Farm in order to make most of their surfing holiday.

During the 2011/12 period, Peanut farm was taken over by the Navy who have started some modern constructions on the property, said to include a President’s House and resort for Naval officers. Today, sadly the tree huts are no longer used, but the sheer natural beauty of the location and the excellent surf keep the crowds coming. The Sri Lanka Navy runs a small stall serving refreshments here.

The Point extends to the right, passing the lagoon mouth and finishes by a set of boulders perched at the very corner. For those who don’t surf on curious onlookers, climbing the rock is a perfect way to catch the action below.

 

Peanut Farm Surf Location is another epic break south of Arugam bay. Years ago actual peanuts are believed to have grown here but now only the name remains (Tsunami effect in 2004). Peanut Farm is a great unspoilt location with only one guest house made of Tree houses around the corner. Few locals surf Peanut Farm too. Peanut Farm is a very chilled out place to party away from the main stream guest houses in the main land. On your way to Peanut farm, the only sounds you would hear is elephant’s roar, and unseen surf breaking and makes you want to hurry your feet. Peanut Farm is a 7-800m battle through the trails if you go by walk or you can hire a tuk-tuk. It’s a good idea to make Peanut Farm Surfing a full day trip. Surf the close by Pottuvil point in the morning, camp and have snacks, take a stroll to Peanut Farm, and surf in the evening. You might need extra sunscreen because during the mid day, temperature will start to bake you.

Peanut Farm Surf Break Facts and Figures

Surf spot quality

Wave quality – Regional Classic
Experience – All levels
Frequency – Regular

Access

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

Wave

Type – Point break

Direction – Right
Bottom – Sands
Power – Low
Good day length – 300m

Danger

Rock – Yes
Urchins – No
Localism – No

info: www.surfteamsrilanka.com


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 2 rocce da evitare nella parete dell'onda. L'onda è molto vicina alla riva che è fatta da altre rocce a picco, con una partenza ripidissima e spesso un tubo immeditamente dopo il take off.