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Elsewhere is a surfer owned and run. It 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 has got you covered. A unique blend of locals and travellers will ensure unforgettable memories of your time Elsewhere!
Elsewhere Surf Camps HQ is an open plan Sri Lankan style house which consists of a nine-bed dorm and three, deluxe double twin rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite facilities. There is a large communal kitchen area, a movie theatre and a luscious garden with plenty of space to hang out.
Elsewhere Surf Camps also have a separate house just five minutes walk from Elsewhere HQ which provides private, tranquil, ensuite accommodation. Be part of the hustle and bustle of camp life as little or as often as you like by staying in their newly built White House.
The dorm can occupy a maximum of 15 persons. It has 3 single beds and 6 double beds good for sharing.
The deluxe double twin room can occupy a maximum of 4 persons. In each room there are 2 double beds and each bed can have 2 persons sharing. They also have a private ensuite bathroom.
Six private double, ensuite, air conditioned rooms with private balconies and a shared roof terrace.
Combine all ingredients with good vibes, a chilled out atmosphere, and great people. Surf hard, dance like no one is watching, and relax in the sun at a comfortable 28° C everyday.
Arrive in Colombo and make your way to Elsewhere Surf Camps. Situated in South Sri Lanka, the camp can be reached using a safe and comfortable van transfer or your own public transport adventure. Check in from 14h00, meet the team and make yourself a home. Head over to Tiki Bar for dinner around 19h30 and meet the whole crew whilst eating the best tuna steak in Sri Lanka!
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, enjoy your first yoga session, and end the day with some well deserved beers and a homemade BBQ rustled up by the Elsewhere crew.
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, just a five minute walk from HQ for the best curry in Sri Lanka. Head home stuffed, 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. Make your own dinner plans tonight, there are plenty of local spots we can recommend.
Today your instructor will do a video analysis session before hitting the water. What are your strengths and weaknesses? How can you improve? What do you need to work on? Ask lots of questions and get the most out of Elsewhere Surf Camps experienced instructors. Tiki bar welcomes you for dinner where you can fill your boots after an awesome day in the water.
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. Elsewhere is your oyster, so get out there and make the most of it.
Check out by 11h00. Grab some stickers and an Elsewhere tee. 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.
They won’t let you go hungry at Elsewhere Surf Camps. The food can be described as Sri Lankan cuisine with a western twist. A week at Elsewhere includes all your breakfasts and five freshly made dinners, giving you time to also experience some delicious local cooking.
Elsewhere Surf Camps caters for most major dietary requirements and all food is prepared to western hygiene standards to ensure you stay fighting fit throughout your stay.
Wake up, grab a smoothie and tuck into a buffet style breakie. A mix of sweet and savoury to keep it interesting. Fill your boots to fuel your body for the day ahead.
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.
Dinner at Elsewhere Surf Camps is definitely worth waiting for. With several local eateries close by, you’ll either dine at the best local spots or under the palapa at Elsewhere HQ.
The use of Elsewhere Surf Camps beginner boards is included throughout your entire stay.
Call a tuk-tuk from reception and jump on one of their daily tours. Visit Cinnamon Farm, Tea Plantation, Turtle Hatchery, or spend the afternoon on your own mini adventure.
Join in for a morning or evening session (or both) depending on your mood.
Grab some gear from reception and head out to the local reef to explore.
(November - April)
There's plenty of mountainous rainforest to be explored. Day trips to Adam’s Peak can be arranged.
Try the wall ride on the Elsewhere drive.
Volleyball, frisbee, cricket, beach tennis, etc.
(November - April)
Massage and spa treatments can be arranged in the local area for an additional fee.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). If you’re on holiday, arrive comfortably and safely with minimal hassle by booking an Elsewhere Surf Camps airport transfer.
Embark on your own adventure. Use tuk-tuks, buses, and trains to navigate your way south.
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