If you want to take your surfing to the next level, our 10-day Sri Lanka Surfari is the perfect mini tropical trip for you.
Sri Lanka is the hidden gem of the Indian Ocean, a true exotic paradise bursting with energy, raw beauty, diverse wildlife, friendly waves and is home to some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet.
This mini tropical surf trip encapsulates everything Sri Lanka has to offer, whilst making sure you're completely surfed out. You will go home planning your next visit!
What to Expect
You will be coached by our Ticket to Ride Trip Leader and his team of local instructors. We will surf a variety of reef and beach breaks, usually at least twice a day. You will also receive surf theory and video classes, and we will be taking photos throughout which you're welcome to take home with you. The incredible Sion Surf Camp will be hosting us, prepare yourself for the friendliest hospitality, awesome local cuisine and cold beers behind the bar.
Whatever level your surfing, you will see rapid progression as we split the group into ability levels. So join us for a cultural surfing experience to remember.
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure days
- Accomodation at Sion Surf Camp - Free private room upgrade for couples or sharing friends**
- Two TTRide Trip Leaders / surf coaches for duration
- Breakfast each morning
- Light lunches each day
- 5 evening meals, including a welcome feast
- 2 x video analysis sessions
- 1 x surf theory class
- Daily surf coaching with the TTRide team and local instructors
- All surf kit for duration
- Guiding to the best surf spots
- Daily yoga class
- Extra activities: turtle sancuary, tea plantation, trip to Galle
*Additional £130 charge for single occupancy
*Subject to availability
The surf camp itself is situated right on the beach - even the weakest arm could throw a stone into the waves. We have four rooms in the Beachfront Villa (one quad, two triples and a twin) . Every room has sea-view balconies and ensuite bathrooms. At the Lagoon Retreat there are 4 double en suite rooms with air-con available for couples or single occupancy guests. There are plenty of surfboards for you to choose from, but you’re welcome to bring your own as well. Sri Lankan Airlines has a very generous 32kg baggage allowance and we've crammed six boards into a board bag on plenty of occasions.
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. Your trip leader Max will be running daily sessions for the group, ideal for any level of yogi.
Sport Fishing: Sri Lanka has some of the best sport fishing in the world. We usually catch tuna, dorado, snapper and baracuda and whack them straight on to the bbq for the feast to end all feasts.
Nightlife: A couple of nights a week, you'll head out with the crew for an evening out in Ahangama, Mirissa or Galle. A beer costs about £1 and Lobster & Chips around £5. GREAT fun.
Turtle Santuary and Tea Plantation: Essential local sights you've got to see while in Sri Lanka! The team have this all organised and included in the package.
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 coaching, yoga and exploration 8 DaysDuring the surf camp you will receive tuition in small groups, with quality tailored coaching from your Ticket to Ride trip leaders and local instructors. Expect to check out different waves with your new found skills and explore more of this magical country during your surfing down time. Here is a rough itinerary of the week, this may be mixed up depending on the surf! Day2: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon surf theory lesson Day 3: Morning surf lesson/ Afternoon free surf Day 4: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon visit to the turtle sanctuary Day 5: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon video coaching session Day 6: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon roadtrip down the coast to visit Galle Day 7: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon free surf Day 8: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon video coaching Day 9: Morning surf lesson / Afternoon free surf There will be lots more time for other activities, daily yoga classes, evenings out and of course - more surfing! But this gives you a good idea of the structure of the week. Get in touch with the team if you have any questions!
Departure Day 1 DayOn your final night before departure we will cook up a big BBQ to celebrate an awesome 10-days in paradise, and hopefully be up early to enjoy one last dawnie surf! Feeling refreshed, flexible and ripping on a surfboard, the team will then take you to the airport for the final farewell.
Your breakfast, lunch and 5 of 10 dinners are all included, so you don't have to worry too much about budgeting for your food. A meal in Sri Lanka can range from as little as £1 for a simple rice or curry, while a fresh tuna steak and a large Lion beer will set you back about £5.
The majority of surfers on our trips are beginners with minimal surfing experience. Sri Lanka is the perfect place to learn with super fun waves and friendly beach breaks but we can also cater to more advanced surfers. Our Trip Leaders are very experienced surfers and coaches that tailor their coaching to your skill level, so you'll leave Sri Lanka an infinitely better surfer than when you arrived.
None! Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise where wetsuits aren't required. We provide rash vests to offer some protection from the sun - just don’t forget your swim wear and plenty of sun cream! The surf camp also has a range of surfboards which you can try out over the 10 days, hire is included in the price.
No - You simply need to arrive at Colombo airport any time on the first day of your trip (21st October or 1st November) and depart Colombo anytime on the final day of your trip (31st October or 11th November). We send out more specific trip information and arrival instructions once you have secured your place, but essentially a trip leader will be there to greet you in the Arrivals hall at Colombo airport.
Fun waves and the friendliest people - simply the best surf trip ever.Will Jessup
This was one of the best vacations of my life! Surfed a lot, met amazing people and there was a great atmosphere at the surf camp. Beautiful beach right in front of you and the surf camp is situated in a very authentic and local area. Max, Angie and Lee were amazing, ready to meet everybody's needs and create a friendly, chilled out and sparkling vibe.Elena De Besi
I had a great time in beautiful Sri Lanka, surfing in clear blue warm water and making new friends, shame it was all over too quickly!Pat Porter
Sri Lanka is beautiful with blue green sea, unspoilt beaches and perfect waves. Two weeks of paradise with amazing people, eating fantastic food and drinking arrack. Partying from sunset to sunrise...The surfing was pretty sick too. Thank you!Siobahn Hill
Sri Lanka - friendly and beautiful with the funnest waves! Great place to explore and build up confidence in the waterMari O'Connor