15 Apr 2023 All Levels Split Payment Options

Overview

Come and join us for a week of wholesome activties with a surf-related focus in the tropics. 

Let go, be free and re-connect with yourself amongst the waves. Allow yourself to surrender, restoring your mind, body and soul with sunrise and sunset yoga, breathwork, meditation and nourishing plant based food. 

What to Expect

Some surf holidays actually require a holiday afterwards for recovery, this is not one of those trips. The team at Ticket to Ride live lives that they love, they are enabled to do this by regularly looking after themselves physically and mentally. Max will go away to ten day silent retreats to re-connect, Chris goes out into the African Bush immersing himself in nature and Rosie is essentially a Budda. The ocean is a constant.

So we have decided to host our own Wellness Retreat with a surfing edge over the Sri Lankan new year to act as a catalyst for creating personal positive change.

Nikita will lead the surf course, Rosie will be leading the personal connection activities. Expect a blend of surf specific yoga with vinyasa in the morning, yin in the evening, breathework excercises to calm the central nervouse system as well as increasing lung capacity, an introduction to meditation with the aim of creating a habit you continue for life, all complimented by a locally sourced vegetarian menu.

The week starts on the day of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year and in respect to tradition, as well as the name of wellness, we will not be serving alcohol through trip. The bar will still be open for mocktails, cold coconuts and other soft refreshments. 

Room options are triple shared, twin shared, double or single. There is a £150 supplement for a private room upgrade.

Full inclusions:

  • Tropical Wellness Goodie Bag
  • 7 nights accommodation 
  • Daily nutritious breakfast
  • 7 nutritious and authentic Sri Lankan evening meals
  • Fruit, energy snacks, tea and coffee at set times
  • 10 yoga classes
  • 5 day surf course
  • Video analysis, theory and feedback sessions
  • All Surf and Yoga equipment provided
  • 1 full body massage
  • 1 tea plantation excursion (admission and transport included)
  • Airport transfers to and from Colombo on recommended flights only
  • Photos and videos of your experience 
  • Expert advice and help throughout the day, fun and constant smiles from the Ticket To Ride crew

Sample Itinerary

  • 6.00am - Coffee & Fruit
  • 6.30am - Meditation & Pre Surf Stretching
  • 7am - Surf Lesson
  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10am - Surf Theory
  • 11am - Vinyasa Flow Yoga class + Breathwork
  • 12.30pm - **FREE TIME*** 
  • 3.30pm [1.5hrs] - Guided Surf
  • 5.30pm [1hr] - Yin Yoga Class and meditation
  • 7.30pm - Dinner

Wednesday is a day off with an ‘optional’ excursion.

Prices:

Shared room   - £750pp single occupancy 

(Same sex shared room, en suite with ac and two other like minded people)

Private room   - £900pp single occupancy 

(Private room for one person with air conditioning)

Private shared room   - £750pp twin occupancy 

(Private room for two people (twin or double bed) en suite with air conditioning)

 

 

What's Included


  • Airport Transfers

  • Breakfast

  • Surf Camp Accommodation

  • Yoga Sessions

  • Video Surf Analysis

  • All Surf Lessons

  • Surf Guiding To The Best Beaches

  • All Surf Transport

  • Surf Hire

  • Welcome Meal

  • Photos Of Your Surfing

  • Additional Excursions And Activities

  • Free WiFi

Course Video

What past riders say


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.

Check in is from 3pm and check out is at 11am.

Breakfast and dinners are included in the trip price - so not much! £1 will get you a delicious for rice and curry, whilst Western options are around £4-10.

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

Fully vaccinated

  • You must have a valid tourist visa. All visas must be applied online here: www.eta.gov.lk.
  • Show proof of the vaccination status upon arrival
  • Enjoy your holiday

Non vaccinated

  • You must have a valid tourist visa. All visas must be applied online here: www.eta.gov.lk.
  • Have done a negative PCR test report within 72 hours or Rapid Antigen Test report (self-swabs are disallowed) within 48 hours prior to embarkation.
  • Show proof of the negativae PCR / rapid antigen test
  • Enjoy your holiday

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

Yes! For the surf coaching we will split the group by ability, and you will be taught to your level. We will also provide the right surfboard for you, which you can swap throughout the week if you'd like to try other boards. There is a wave infront of the camp that is best suited to intermediate surfers, but there are loads of breaks nearby that are ideal for beginners, improvers and more experienced surfers, from beach breaks to reefs. We travel mostly by tuktuk, all transport is provided and arranged by Ticket to Ride during surf coaching hours.

Yes, there is a 2pm airport transfer are included on arrival in the cost of the course and one on retun. Once you know your travel details fill out your rider form (sent on booking). The journey takes 2.5 hours. 

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