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The surfing kings of Sri Lanka’s east coast can now claim the added title of being the best batch of surfers throughout the island, after a triumphant win over the South in the second leg of Red Bull Ride My Wave, held in Arugam Bay from 8th to 10th August.

The East entered their home territory holding a decisive edge on the scoresheet, following a surge of scintillating surfing in their opponents’ southern waters earlier in the year. Eventually, the East rode away to a comprehensive day 01 win, which they complemented with dominating displays on days 2 and 3 to clinch the championship.

The victory also booked the East Coast team a trip to the Maldives, where they will compete in Red Bull Both Ways, a competition which will run from August 20th to 30th.