Wood carves a place in Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA isn’t a place normally associated with surfing; its cricketers command a higher recognition factor.

But at this time of year, Arugam Bay, in the south-east of the country, throws up a swell worth travelling half-way around the world for.

Which is what Lennox Head’s James Wood has done as part of the ASP Sri Lankan Airlines Pro.

Yesterday saw the swell rise to about five-feet and Wood (pictured) came into his own as he surfed through to the round of 24 with second place in his second-round heat.

Wood is currently ranked 127 in the world and he will climb a few spots if he continues to perform well at the six-star rated event.



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