Surf: Sri Lanka
After decades of fighting the government finally put an end to a deadly civil war in 2009 that kept most tourists from this island. Now is the time to visit the Indian Ocean's best-kept surf destination.
Arugam Bay is known for three-to-eight foot swells that set up with consistency with excellent run out. Australians set up shop here each season, but you should keep heading south where hundreds of surf spots dot the coast, each less crowded than the last.