Sri Lanka Arugam Bay
National Park Sri Lanka
I recently embarked on two trips one to Panama, and the other to Sri Lanka. One was for a photo trip to Morro Negrito Panama; the other was a contest trip to Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. Panama was really tropical and beautiful. After we arrived we in Panama, we went and checked out the Panama Canal. It was was a cool experience to see huge cargo ships passing through such a small gap. After about a 20 or more hour trip, we arrived on a secluded island on the Pacific Coast. The crew in Panama was Branden Arroyan, Jose Marie Cabera, Nicalau Von Rupp, Juan Fernandez, Guilermo Alfonso, and a few other campers. It was a great trip minus a good size swell. I hope to head back and surf these spots again. Thanks goes out to Juan Fernandez of Surfer Rule Magazine for inviting Branden and I on this trip.
Sri Lanka was rad! We got great waves and Austin Ware ended up making it to the quarter finals in the 6 star rated event put on by Sri Lanka Airlines. Austin and I met up over there and shared a place not far from Arugam Bay where they held the event. We saw some cool things besides nice waves like a buddhist temple, a national wildlife park, a herd of elephants, and the culture of the local people! It was a special experience for sure and one I would live again given the time and money. Also congrats to Julian Wilson who won the event and Nat Young who placed Second.