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The Surf camp
Our Surf Camp Sri Lanka options offer an all-inclusive surf experience,across on Sri Lanka's Eastern and Western coast.
The Country's small size, remote location, and diverse community, plus some of the friendliest locals you'll ever meet, ensure that you'll get an authentic taste of the laid-back Sri Lankan coastal village life.
Sri Lanka's biggest attractions are the incredible surf spots and stunning stretches of white sand beaches, gaining it international recognition as a premier surfing destination. Arugam Bay Main Point is touted as the best surf spot in Asia, hosting the UK Pro Tour and the international World Qualifying Series.
Several point break surf spots are also easily accessible, all of which have a sandy bottom and shallow water ideal for beginner surfers. The surf season runs from April to October with high tourism season from July to September. Temperatures hover around 30-36 degrees Celsius and the weather is sunny aside from occasional evening rain showers lasting less than an hour.
There are many restaurants and bars where you can relax and meet other travelers. If you want a break from surfing, swimming, and sunbathing, you can explore the villages and rice paddies by bicycle, enjoy fresh seafood, visit three-thousand-year-old temples, relax with an Ayurvedic massage, or go on a jungle safari or canoe safari to see elephants, crocodiles, peacocks, and other wildlife. About 45 minutes away is Yala East National Park, one of the best places in the world to see wild leopards.
Sri Lanka is truly a beautiful, unique, charming, and authentic destination with about 800 families of Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus live together peacefully. The people here will make you feel at home and you will find it difficult to leave! Visit now while the village still remains relatively untouched by tourism.
All oursurf schools offer surf lessons for all levels from beginner classes to advanced. All of our Sri Lanka Surf Camp options either have a surf school onsite
The instructors will choose the location depending on the weather and the wave size. Another major factor the instructors will consider is how crowded the spot will be with other surfers. A quieter point ensures a safe and fun learning environment for everyone.
All instructors are certified by the ISA (International Surfing Association) and are natives who have been surfing in the area since childhood, and they are also some of Sri Lanka's top surfers.
By the end of one week, we guarantee you'll have all the skills and knowledge you need to surf independently, without an instructor, and be a real surfer!
The following is included in the surf school package:
- 2 x 1.5 hours surf lessons every day of your stay
- 1 ISA-certified instructor per max.
- All surf equipment needed
- Transport to and from the surf spots
The instructors are also happy to help you arrange other activities, such as day trips, community visits, and safaris.
Surfari is a great option for more experienced surfers and some of our surf schools offer this option. Every day there is a different swell, a different wind etc. Please contact your accommodation/surf school to see if they offer Surfari.
You will be accompanied by professional local surf guides. They will tell you all about the spots, how to get in and out, the currents, type of wave, etc. They will also give you feedback on how to improve your surfing skills.
The accommodation we offer ranges from charming beachfront villas, surf camps to all inclusive hotels.
The accommodation options are close to main towns where there are a variety of restaurants, shops, bars, and other amenities.
Depending on your preferences we can offer different types of accommodation: Surf Camps, private Villas or Hotels.
Surf camp accommodation consists of a shared compartment, meaning that if you are traveling alone you will probably share a room with other surfers, but if you are traveling in a group of two or three people you can get an own room for your group. Each room has 2-3 single beds and an attached bathroom for you to share with your roommates. The rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan and are designed to maximize the cool breeze from the ocean. You can pay a small charge of 1 Euro per day to access the wi-fi network.
The upgraded accommodation is located on the same premises as the standard accommodation but offers more privacy, ideal for couples. If you book upgraded accommodation you will get a private double room with ensuite bathroom and Air-Condition. Your accommodation also includes free access to the wi-fi network.
Surf Camps are the perfect place to hang out with other surfers and experience the ambiance and tranquility of the local beach lifestyle.
Arrival to the area is usually with airplane to Negombo airport (airport code: CMB), which is located 35km from Colombo.
All our accommodation options offer airport transfers where you will be collected at the airport by a dedicated driver and bring you to your accommodation.Upon departure you will get a ride back to the airport.Once you book your accommodation you can contact them to arrange airport transfer.
This camp is rated 4.6/5Based on 7 surfing experiences
Value for money
Awesome Male, age 20, from Sweden
We where very happy with everything in our surf trip. Our instructor, Fawas, was so helpfull and did so much more for us than we expected. He taught us well and had answers to all of our questions about surfing. I would most definately recommend going to Arugam Bay to learn to surf. We are already thinking about our next trip. Thank you so much for your services. Female, age 26, from Iceland