The ideal times to go would be during the early hours of the morning and in the evening, but in the morning you may be able to catch wild elephants roaming around nearby.
It can get crowded from time to time It has gentle waves that range from 2 feet to 6 feet, and you will find a lot of beginner surfers here as the water is shallow. The direction of the waves lean towards the right and are point break. There is a mix of groundswells and windswells. All stages of the tide are great for surfing. There are many offshore mornings during the peak season and several breaks that have headlands, which provide wind protection. The wind is what makes the waves ride-ableand pretty clean. The size of the wave ranges from 2 ft to 6 ft. The best time for surfing in Arugam Bay is from May to October, when the ocean has its steady rhythm. From April to September the waves break on all tides meaning it is suitable for surfers of all skills.
Most surfers will be out at all times until sunset.