Of Monks and Monkeys By Susan Chaplin

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Susan Chaplin travels off the beaten path to the east coast of Sri Lanka, the ninth stop in a worldwide surf trip. She encounters Buddhist monks and befriends a small group of traveling surfers and locals. Though never seen, the Tamil Tigers political terrorist group presence is felt.