Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka ’s exotic southeast coastline, yesterday opened itself to 96 top world surfers from 19 countries spanning Argentina , Peru , USA across the globe to New Zealand, to compete in SriLankan Airlines Pro Surfing contest held in association with Australasia ’s Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).
The event goes on until Sunday. It is the second consecutive ASP event to be held in Sri Lanka and this year’s contest will witness a world first in the surfing calendar which combines an ASP 6-star Women’s event attracting 60 top women surfers and an ASP Men’s World Longboard Title (WLT). For the first time, there will be more world class women surfers, riding the Arugam Bay waves. Here some of the participants relaxing at Arugam Bay