#46 AbaY Surf Shop has been moved in 2005 to its present location.
Previously, and for many years, Hawky’ Surf Shop was located directly opposite #50 Siam View, and next door to #40 Hello Madam, Mark 2.
Hawky, real name is Mr. Hawkings, is a model of your clichee veteran Aussie surfer: From Victoria, long blond hair, has only one focus in life: That is called “Surf”.
His passion brought him to Arugam Bay many years ago; he certainly is an AbaY original.
Hawky married locally, they have an active little son called ….”Surfing” (..what did you expect..?…)
If his Tamil wife had not persisted, for years,Â the family would without doubt still be here, at AbaY.
The lack of any decent school, where all kids can learn together and respect each other’s cultures and backgrounds was one great chance all the NGO’s have missed out on. None was ever constructed.
Sadly, the Hawk family decided toÂ relocate to Australia, a stable Country with a much better approach to recial harmony. And a proper, non-seperatist school to sent a son to.
Although the Hawks missed all the Tsunami exitement and watched it only on Aussie TV, nearly all boards were saved andÂ the shop reopened in a new location during 2006.
It is now run by distant relatives, but the services offered are still a direct, goodÂ result of Hawkies expertise and detailled knowledge concerning all surf related issues.
Board repairs, rentals, local info, and maybe some budget accommodation:
This is what you can expect and find at #46 AbaY Surf Shop!