Combine the full Coast to Coast Sri Lanka Surf Adventure with an extra week traveling through the beautiful Hill Country via Ella, Kandy and Adams Peak, visiting tea plantations, monesteries, temples and climbing the famous 5,000ft Sri Pada pilgrimage.
This four week adventure will see you surf in small groups with quality tailored coaching. Expect to check out different waves, progressing onto mellow reef breaks and taking your new found skills to the world famous Arugam Bay and surfing the longest waves of your life. Sunrise and sunset yoga will compliment the plentiful surfing and help stretch your tired muscles and chill out. The adventure ends with a breathtaking experience traveling through the beautiful Hill Country.
What to Expect
Whatever your surf ability, you'll soon improve with three weeks of ample surfing, develop excellent core strength and flexibility with five yoga sessions a week, and discover more about the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. All our surf instructors hold internationally recognised qualifications and are there to ensure overall progression, as well as your safety in the water.
This trip will see you hone more than just your surfing skills as you'll see elephants, leopards and other wildlife in their natural environment. You'll be left awestruck on a bicycle tour of the villages that survived the 2004 tsunami and surf Arugam Bay - the world famous point break. The final week traveling the Hill Country, through Ella, Kandy and Adam's Peak is the icing on the cake.
If you're seeking an awesome mini warm water surf trip and looking to max out on experiences while doing so, then Sri Lanka is your destination and this trip the winning formula. The most colourful cuisine ever, azure blue peeling waves with empty line-ups, dreamy beachfront accommodation and a once in a lifetime cultural experience awaits...
- Return airport transfers (arrival / deaprture date only)
- Accommodation in en suite twin/double/triple/quad room for 28 nights
- Welcome BBQ & drinks
- All food in Ahangama, breakfast and dinner in Arugam, breakfast in the Hill Country
- 15 surf lessons
- Surf equipment hire
- Video analysis and photos
- 20 yoga classes
- Private transfer to Arugam Bay in an air conditioned minibus
- Yala East National Park tour
- Bicycle tsunami village tour
- Waterfall visit in Ella
- Halpewatte Tea Factory visit
- Ayurvedic full body massage
- Temple of the Tooth visit
- Botanical Garden visit
- Adams Peak climb
- Leaving dinner
In Ahangama the accommodation is either shared on the beach side or private in double rooms overlooking the Lagoon, just across the road in the Jungle. These rooms have air con and a few more creature comforts. In Arugam Bay we have traditional cabanas right on the beach which sleep 2-3 people each, so expect to be woken up by the waves crashing into the bay every day. Our accommodation in the Hill Country will be a combination of homestays and B&Bs sleeping two per room.
Yoga Our Sri Lankan Surf Camps include five yoga sessions per week, led by experienced yoga instructors. Yoga is the perfect way to stretch out and unwind after a surf, while the flexibility and core strength developed through yoga is also hugely beneficial to your overall surfing performance.
Video Analysis This is a tried and tested technique that helps you to improve your surfing. We take lots of photos throughout your trip to help you improve and they also make for inspiring memory joggers when you're back home.
Yala National Park We will spend a morning at Yala East National park where you'll get the chance to see elephants, leopards and a whole host of wildlife in their natural environment.
Bicycle Tsunami Village The morning tour led by our local guide will see you riding around the Arugam Bay / Pottville to pay your respects to the villages that were struck worst by the 2004 tsunami.
Nightlife A couple of nights a week, you'll head out with the crew for an evening out in Mirissa, Galle or Hikkaduwa.
Waterfalls Once in the Hill Country we will take it easy in Ella, visiting waterfalls, walking up mini Adam's Peak and going on a tour of one of the local tea factories.
Massage One Ayurvedic Full Body Massage is included. This is an ancient traditional method of massage and will be very needed after three weeks of relentless surfing.
Temple of the Tooth In Kandy we will visit the famous Temple of the Tooth - the cream of the crop when it comes to temples in Sri Lanka.
Botanical Gardens We will also visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens, where monkeys swing freely in the trees and some of the countries most colourful flowers and trees grow.
Adams Peak Climbing Adam's Peak is our crescendo. Adam's Peak or Sri Pada is an important pilgrimage site and we will join other pilgrims as they walk the 5,500 steps up to the top of the mountain! The goal is to be on top of the mountain at sunrise, when the distinctive shape of the mountain casts a triangular shadow on the surrounding plain and can be seen to move quickly downward as the sun rises.
Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.
Welcome to Sri Lanka 1 DayUpon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by your Trip Leader and driven to the Surf Camp in Ahangama. Here you will be introduced to the team and given time to settle in before we tuck in to dinner and drinks 'Sri Lanka style'.
Surf, Yoga, Explore 13 DaysImprove your surfing day in, day out and reap the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga. Make the most of your surfing down time by discovering Sri Lanka's flavourful food, welcoming people and timeless ruins.
Arugam Bay 7 DaysStock up on rotis for the seven hour journey through the most beautiful parts of the country and glimpse incredible jungle scenery! The journey itself is an adventure and without fail we’ve spotted elephants casually doing their thing on the side of the road every time. A week of relaxation and exploration awaits, including two surf lessons, five sunrise yoga sessions and an excursion to Yala National Park and a bicycle tsunami village tour. Arugam Bay is one of the most chilled out places on earth, you’ll settle in just fine...
Hill Country 7 DaysSpend the final week traveling the Hill Country through Ella, Kandy and Adams Peak, visiting tea plantations, monesteries, temples, climbing the famous 5,000ft Sri Pada pilgrimage and receiving a much needed traditional ayurvedic massage before heading home.
Departure day - 23 April 2016 1 DayOn your final night, we will all still be aching from climbing all 5,500 steps at Adam's Peak so a big Sri Lankan curry will be much needed, followed by a couple of cold Lion Beers! The team will then take you to the airport for the final farewell.
The SW coast is very consistent in March, usually overhead high waves with offshore wind until 11am and then onshore in the middle of the day. This is because it’s mid season and although the weather is glorious, the larger sweeps start to roll in.
In Arugam Bay the surf is usually smaller in April as it is the start of the season, so expect fewer crowds. The wave still breaks perfectly every day, meaning it's a fantastic introduction to point break reef surfing.
You can get two rotis and a milo for 100RS (50p) and rice and curry for 200RS (£1), so not much!
Around 2-3 hours - perfect for a bit of shut eye pre surf!
It takes around 7 hours to get through the jungle and beautiful hill country, where you usually see elephants in their natural habitat and lots of other wildlife.
Flights need to be booked into Colombo International airport for the 26th March, which is also known as Bandaranaike and Katunayake airport. There are direct flights with Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Colombo airport. Departure 23rd April 2017.
Around £200 - £400, and really depends on how much you like to drink as it's not included in the price.