UKPSA Sri Lanka Surf Championships-Arugam Bay
After a four year absence the UK PRO SURF TOUR returns to Arugam Bay.
The tour was the first to return after the Tsunami, and now is returning after the civil conflict has ended.
For the first day of the event the surfers were treated to 3-4ft excellent surf.
The stand performances came from all the top surfers, with Johnny Fryer scoring the highest points in the second heat of the day.
The locals were not to be outdone with Asanka creating the upset of the round. Defeating an on form Toby Donachie and Danny Wells to progress to the third round of the event.
“ It’s great to welcome back the UK Pro surf tour to Arugam Bay. I love to watch the UK surfers and hopefully try to learn from them. It’s also great for the local economy and promotes tourism”
Johnny Fryer who had the highest scoring wave of the day (9.33 out of a possible 10)
“ I’ve always loved this wave and stoked to be back here this year. The heat was so much fun, felt really relaxed. I feel confident I’ll do well.”
Tomorrow the swell forecast is to get even bigger which will provide an opportunity for another fantastic day of surfing.
Event organisers would like to thank SriLanka Airlines, Sri Lanka Tourism and Crystal Holidays for making the event happen.