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8 Day Beginner Surf Camp in Mirissa, Southern Province

Chez Podi Surfcamp, Harbour Road, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Beginner Surf Camp

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 6 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Find your passion for surfing, learn about Sri Lankan food and culture, and chill in a relaxed environment! That's what Chez Podi aims to offer surf camp guests. Enjoy team spirit through the common stay, lessons, food, and hosts that live in same building. Get in touch with local culture through family involvement! Camp weeks include ten beginner lessons, seven breakfasts, and seven nights in cozy rooms, one dinner, and the growing spirit of a small group.

Meet the instructors

Podi (Pradeep)
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  • 5 surfing days
  • Use of surf equipment
  • Explanations and exercises included
  • 1.5-hour beginner surf lessons twice daily
  • 7 breakfasts and last night’s dinner
  • Transport to different surf spots
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Sinhalese
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$70 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance
  • Outdoor shower

You will stay in one of the two rooms in the small surf camp, Chez Podi; either in a queen size bunk bed in a cozy, newly built dorm or in the private room, both featured with "jungle" bathrooms. The rooms are equipped with mosquito nets, fans, and lockers. Wi-Fi is free and each room has a terrace where you can sit and relax. There are a garden and a small hut for common use. Filtered water and laundry service are also available.


Podi and Judith, the founders, welcome you to their small Sri Lankan, German, and French-rooted surf camp, Chez Podi. Podi is a real Mirissan from a fishermen’s family who grew up with a passion for the sea and started surfing at the age of 15. He lived in France for six years. Judith is a German journalist that moved to Mirissa, due to falling in love with the beauty of Sri Lanka’s landscape, culture, and people.

Ten beginner surf lessons, seven breakfasts, seven nights, and one dinner are what's offered in this basic package. Find your passion for surfing, learn about Sri Lankan food and culture, chill in a relaxed environment, and enjoy the growing spirit of a little group in this one-week beginner surf camp!

Daily Schedule

Day 1

  • 14: 00 Check-in

Day 2

  • 07:00 Morning surf lesson
  • Breakfast
  • 15:30 Afternoon surf lesson

Day 3

  • 07:00 Morning surf lesson
  • Breakfast
  • 15:30 Afternoon surf lesson

Day 4

  • 07:00 Morning surf lesson
  • Breakfast
  • 15:30 Afternoon surf lesson

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Free day

Day 6

  • 07:00 Morning surf lesson
  • Breakfast
  • 15:30 Afternoon surf lesson

Day 7

  • 07:00 Morning surf lesson
  • Breakfast
  • 15:30 Afternoon surf lesson
  • Joint dinner

Day 8

  • 11:00 Check-out


Podi (Pradeep) Krishantha


Chez Podi is located 500 meters from Mirissa beach where some of the surf lessons will take place. To guarantee variety and steady waves, they also teach on a beach that is only a 5-minute tuk-tuk drive away, at Pelena beach; close to the famous Weligama but way more quiet and beautiful.

Around the house, you'll find quite some cafés and restaurants with typical Sri Lankan or any other kind of food as well as smaller and bigger shops where you can buy anything for your daily needs. At Mirissa beach, you'll find a lot of cozy bars with fresh fish and colorful nightlife there. Chez Podi is located 100 meters from the fishery harbor in a quiet village area.



  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Balcony
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Lounge


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Mosquito net
  • Tour assistance


Daily breakfast is included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Chez Podi will be happy to assist you in booking additional activities such as whale watching, massage, yoga lessons, and safari.

What's included

  • 10 beginner surf lessons in different beaches
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • English, French, German, and Sinhala speaking instructor and host
  • Daily common and homemade Sri-Lankan breakfast
  • Last night's dinner and activity
  • Transport to different surf spots

What's not included

  • Optional homemade Sri Lankan dinner
  • All meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

  • Enter Mirissa Harbour Road from Main Road
  • Follow the road’s curve to the left at “Whale Watching Mirissa - Whale Horizon”
  • Take the third small street to the right after - you will see the Chez Podi Surfcamp sign there
  • Watch out for our house with surfboard hanging from the balcony on your right!
Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$70 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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