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Surfer owned and run, Elsewhere boasts an international team in their mid twenties and mid thirties from Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Germany, France and Russia. Whether it’s surfing, partying or yoga that floats your boat, Elsewhere have got you covered. A unique blend of locals and travellers will ensure unforgettable memories of your time Elsewhere!
Basecamp consists of a nine bed dorm and three deluxe double twin rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. Elsewhere have hotel partners a stone's throw from basecamp which can accommodate a maximum of 70 people which make it the largest group booking available in Sri Lanka. They also have a more private accommodation available in the newly built White House.
Combine all ingredients with good vibes, a chilled out atmosphere, and great people. Surf hard, dance like no one is watching, and cook in the sun at a comfortable 30° C for approximately one or two weeks.
Arrive in Colombo and make your way Elsewhere. Situated in South Sri Lanka, the camp can be reached using a quick van transfer or your own public transport adventure. Check in from 14h00, meet the team and make yourself a home. BBQ dinner will be served 19h30 where you will get to meet the whole crew.
Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast of both Sri Lankan and western foods changing daily. Slap on the sunscreen, jump in a tuk-tuk and head to the surf for either a lesson or guiding. The afternoon is yours for the taking; explore Weligama, shop, relax at the beach or grab a board and jump in for a free surf. Head back to camp and end the day with some well deserved beers and BBQ.
Enjoy day two in the water, then head to Galle, the historic city protected from the tsunami by the fort walls. Enjoy delicious local foods for lunch by visiting one of the many famous restaurants. Dine at Akila’s Kitchen for the best curry in Sri Lanka, head home, watch a movie or get your party shoes on. Private lessons are available on this day.
By day three you’ll have the strength to surf harder. Your pop up and paddling will have come a long way since Monday so get out there and surf your brains out. Chill in the afternoon with some beach games, table tennis or a handful of optional activities. Tiki bar welcomes us for dinner where you can fill your boots after an awesome day in the water.
Today your instructor will do an analysis session with you. What are your strengths and weaknesses, how can you improve, what do you need to work on? Make your own dinner plans tonight, there are plenty of local spots we can recommend.
Take in your final lesson/guiding session, crack open a beer and head to Mirissa; a stunning location with beautiful beaches and bars.
Saturday is yours for the taking. You will be left to freely do things your way. Practice yoga, free surf, chill, explore.
Check out by 11h00. Make sure you’ve got everyone on Facebook and leave dreaming of your time Elsewhere.
Sri Lanka is a small island country in South Asia, situated just southeast of India and northeast of the Maldives. A busy highway and train line run along the coast of the island; these areas are often densely populated with lots of hotels and resorts sitting right on the highway itself. The vibe is often ruined by the constant noise of traffic and the usual hustle and bustle of urban life.
Living true to their name, Elsewhere Surf Camps are away from all the chaos in one of the very few exclusive areas on the beach side of the highway. Unknown to many tourists, this particular area will give you an authentic taste of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by a friendly local community and an abundance of wildlife such as monkeys, peacocks, monitor lizards, and squirrels.
The food can be described as Sri Lankan cuisine with a western twist. A week at Elsewhere includes all your breakfasts and five dinners, giving you time to also experience some amazing local restaurants. Elsewhere Surf Camps has vegan and vegetarian options available and the food is made with western hygiene standards to ensure you do not ruin your holiday by getting sick.
When you wake up, there will be a smoothie in the fridge with your name on it. Choose from a selection of delicious food smoothies designed to give you the early morning energy needed to surf, yoga, train, or whatever you feel like doing. Smoothies give you necessary energy without being hard on your digestion or making you feel sluggish. When you get back from your morning activities, you will be ready for your main breakfast.
For lunch, you can choose from their restaurant guide or you can just help yourself to the free fruit and coffee that is included in your stay at Elsewhere. From curries and pasta or grilled seafood, Elsewhere Surfcamps boasts some of the best tasting food in Sri Lanka. They are a partnership with Tiki bar and restaurant. As VIP’s, you have your own table and meals pre-arranged every night. Choose from beer, juice, soda, a milk shake, or desert to be included with your Elsewhere dinner.
Massage and spa treatments are available at additional costs.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Up to four people, Elsewhere Surf Camps will pick you up direct from the airport via freeway. If you are up for the challenge then there are buses and trains, get ready to haggle and make sure your flight is not landing when the public transport is not running.
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