Sri Lanka Surf Camp


2 weeks Sri Lanka Catered

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  • 24 Mar - 07 Apr 2018
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Overview

Experience The Indian Ocean's Jewel Of The Crown

Spend two weeks in the South West Coast of Sri Lanka, surfing a variety of reef and beach breaks, complimented with sunset yoga sessions, all fuelled by tremendously tasty and colourful curries.

What to Expect

Whatever your surf ability, you'll soon improve with a fortnight of surfing, develop excellent core strength and flexibility with five yoga sessions a week and discover more about the 'Pearl of the Indian Ocean'. 

All of our surf instructors hold internationally recognised qualifications and are there to ensure overall progression, as well as your safety in the water.

If you're seeking an affordable tropical surf trip and cultural experience, then Sri Lanka is your destination and this trip the winning formula. 

What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Shared room, beach-side accommodation
  • Welcome dinner and drinks
  • Daily breakfasts, Western or local
  • Daily light lunches
  • Ten dinners at the camp
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Daily morning surf coaching and afternoon guided surf
  • Surf equipment hire throughout stay
  • Video analysis and photos/videos of your progress
  • Ten surf-specific yoga sessions 

Accommodation

In Ahangama the accommodation is either shared with a maximum of 4 people in one room on the beach side, or in private double rooms overlooking the Lagoon, just across the road in the Jungle. These rooms have air con and a few more creature comforts. Couple's / sharing friends have a free upgrade. Twin rooms are not available.

*Additional £130 charge for single occupancy

 

Also included

 

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 as well and make for nice little memory joggers (and facebook profile pics) when you get home.

Nightlife - A couple of nights a week, you'll head out with the crew for an evening out in Mirissa, Galle or Hikkaduwa.

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TimeLine

Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.

  • Day 1 - Welcome to Sri Lanka 1 Day

    Upon 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'.

  • Day 2 - 6 - Surf, eat, explore, yoga, sleep, repeat. 4 Days

    Expect morning surf lessons and guided afternoon sessions, mixed in with yoga and time to explore your tropical surroundings.

  • Day 7 - Party! 1 Day

    On the Saturday we will head down to Mirissa for an evening surf, fresh fish dinner and then those who wish to can sample the infamous nightlife.

  • Day 8 - Chill 1 Day

    We usually take the Sunday off from surfing and yoga to explore what the area has to offer. For some this may actually mean hunting out the secret surf spots, for others it’s a day out in the strangely European fortress town of Galle, or a visit to one of the moonstone mines, or maybe even just a lazy day in one of the hammocks with a good book.

  • Day 9 - 14 4 Days

    Expect morning surf lessons and guided afternoon sessions, mixed in with yoga and time to explore your tropical surroundings.

  • Day 15 - Departure day 1 Day

    On your final night we will cook up a big BBQ to celebrate an awesome trip 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.

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FAQs

Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

Flights need to be booked into Colombo International airport, which is also known as Bandaranaike and Katunayake airport. There are direct flights with Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Colombo airport.

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.

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 (24th march or 7th April 2018) and depart Colombo anytime on the final day of your trip (7th April or 21st April 2018). 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.

Everyone traveling to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Visit www.eta.gov.lkfor more information.

Before you leave for Sri Lanka, please go and see either your local GP or travel surgery and explain where you are going, so that you can be vaccinated accordingly. It is important to do this is good time and we would suggest sorting this 3 or 4 weeks before you leave. For more information, please check out the following websites:

Fit for Travel - www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and The World Health Organisation – www.who.int.

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for Sri Lanka. However, the following vaccinations are recommended: Typhoid (monovalent), Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies. The health risks in Sri Lanka are different to those encountered in Europe and North America. Watch out for bowel diseases such as diarrhoea and amoebic dysentery, vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections. Sri Lanka’s physicians are very experienced in dealing with locally occurring diseases.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

testimonials


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 water

Mari O'Connor

My TTRide trip to Sri Lanka was just insane! The country is absolutely incredible, all of the people I met were super fun and friendly and my surfing ability has come on so much. I can't wait for my next TTRide adventure!

Ellen Rudge

Fantastic trip and a great atmosphere throughout the entire time. I’ve met so many great people on this trip, with whom I hope to stay in touch and reconnect in the future. I was lucky enough to be put in a single room, which was a bonus and made a huge difference to the overall experience. Great vibes at Sion Surf camp, amazing time and great staff there; their BBQs are legendary by now. Everything was well organised before the trip and during the entire stay, and Max and Josh made sure everything went smooth, were very responsive to anything we have raised with them, or whenever we have asked any questions and also well connected with our group. It was quite intense first two weeks, packed with yoga, surf, and more surf, but in a good sense. I loved that we could see our videos and photos from each day trip and see our progress and receive feedback. I have never had that before in any of my surf trips (even organised ones) and it really makes a huge difference to improve, if you can see yourself and get a feedback on your surfing. Also Olly and Rodger our local surf instructors were very nice and wanted to ensure we had fun and catching waves, even when the swell was small. I can say the same about Fasal from Arugambay, who gave us very useful tips before each session. It was definitely one of my best surf trips, I somehow magically managed to progress to much shorter board, I thought it would take me another two years to ride! It was a great holiday, one of the best.

Irena Miroforidu

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