Pottuvil Point is every surfer dream tropical wave. A long deserted sandy beach doted with some huge boulders at the waters edge, make this wave a favorite. Less crowded because of the twenty minute tuk tuk ride north from Arugam Bay, Pottuvil point provides 800 meter rides from the outside section right through to the beach on the inside. The unique thing about this wave is that for most of it you can be working a four foot face and be only a few meters from the beach as the wave grinds down the sandy point. The outside section sucks up and throw’s out as the swell raps into the point giving a 30 meter wall to work with before it fades as it hits deeper water for about 10 seconds. The wave then tends to double up as it hits a shallow sandy bottom section that will have you hanging in there for all your worth just to try and make the next 40 to 80 meter section. Failure can leave you standing in knee deep water.
If conditions are right and you can make it through this section then the wave peels perfectly meters from the beach for an eternity until it closes out in the bay and you begin the long walk back. Pottuvil Point needs a decent size swell before it starts working at all and a large swell before the middle section. If the Point at Arugam is 6 feet, Pottuvil Point will be 4 to 5 feet. You will find a stylish natural style restaurant situated a little bit up the hill, overlooking the last section of the break.