#41 Surf & Sun is the most colorful, friendly looking development.
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S & S is located roughly in the middle of the Bay, opposite #40 Hello Madam and #39 Hillton Hotel.
Run by two Sri Lankan surfers, Samman and Nuwan the entire place has a distinct surf appeal.
In front there is a surf shop, as well as a recent addition of a small Internet cafe.
Behind you will find a friendly bar with a good selection of fresh food complimented by a choice of surf related movies.
In addition to the popular, warm and homely restaurant there are a number of nice cabanas and a few pretty bungalows with upstairs living rooms.
#41 Surf & Sun has hosted a few memorable events such as a hugely successful Reggae Concert recently.
In August 2006 a very colorful and most romantic wedding took place when Samman married Minna from Sweden. The event was recorded and some photos are included in our popular gallery; see right navigation bar.
Just one month after the Happy wedding, on “Bloody Wednesday” 20th September 2006 #41 Surf & Sun was the center of some of the worse excesses of civil unrest the normally quiet region has ever seen.
A large crowd of irritated and aggressive young people could not contain their anger and a street brawl erupted right in front of #41 Surf & Sun, spilling over into the premises and causing considerable damage within.
At one point the situation turned ugly and it is a miracle that nobody was seriously injured.
Although it is well known that Sri Lanka is troubled by frequent incidents, this particular regrettable event took place in front of many international guests in a well known tourists spot.
At the height of the surfing season.
History might show that this one single, preventable incident provided the main reason for most foreigners to leave the area at that point in time.