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The Best Year-Round Surf Camps in Sri Lanka

by Octavia Drughi

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The land of coconuts, cinnamon, tea, and coffee, Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise and the most reliable surfing destination in the Indian Ocean. It’s also incredibly affordable and family-friendly, with a surf culture and infrastructure that just keep on growing.

Thanks to its remarkable density and variety of waves, Sri Lanka is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf and improve your skills. At the same time, advanced surfers will find the more challenging reefs and points relatively empty.

Whether you’re a beginner or already have some experience, you’d like to combine surf with yoga or solely focus on your wave riding skills, there’s a surf camp for you!

In need of some recommendations? Check out these handpicked surf camps in Sri Lanka you can join any time of the year.

8 Days Yoga and Surf Camp in Weligama


  • Skill levelAll levels
  • AvailabilityAll year round
  • PriceFrom US$448

This surf and yoga camp in Weligama is specifically designed for those who wish to combine both activities equally. There will be six surfing lessons and six yoga classes.  

The camp is proudly located in the heart of the Southern Province, next to the palm-fringed beach in Weligama, a famous beginner surf spot. It offers accommodation suited for singles, couples, groups, and families, with rooftop restaurant and swimming pool. Daily breakfast and six dinners are included in the package, as well as free use of the surfboards outside the lessons.

You’ll find some of the best surf spots in Sri Lanka right at your doorstep. Within a 10-minute radius, there are ten more than waves worth checking out.

You’ll join a small group of surfers with similar abilities, with one instructor for every four students, which ensures that every person gets personalized feedback and tips. If you’re new to surfing, the professional instructors will get you up on the board and shredding the waves in no time.

» Find out where and when to go, how to budget your trip and other useful travel advice in our complete guide to surfing in Sri Lanka.


8 Days Yoga and Surf Camp in the Southern Province


  • Skill levelAll levels
  • AvailabilityAll year round
  • PriceFrom US$687

Located at the quiet end of Mirissa, the jungle is the backyard of this surf camp. It has all the facilities you could ask for: café, restaurant, surf shop, hammocks, chill-out lounge, surf movies, slackline, and more. More than 15 surf spots are within easy reach from the camp.

There will be eight progressive surf lessons and four yoga classes designed to make sure you get the most out of your surfing sessions. The waves you’ll visit will depend on your surfing skills and the swell conditions of the day. There will be four students per instructor, and the coach will evaluate your progress during each lesson.

You also have the option to get a surf video analysis. You’ll be filmed as you surf and the instructors will analyze your stance and technique, identifying your strengths and weaknesses.

Daily breakfast is included in the package. You’ll also get a complimentary massage and equipment rental, so you can surf outside the lessons too.

» Are you a beginner going on your first surf camp? Find out what to expect and what you’ll learn on a surf camp for beginners.


8 Days Surf, Meditation & Yoga Holiday in Hiriketiya, Southern Province


  • Skill levelAll levels
  • AvailabilityAll year round
  • PriceFrom US$951

Welcome to a tropical beach paradise. Get ready for a week of surfing, sun, yoga, good people, good vibes, and good times!

This surf and yoga retreat is located on a headland, surrounded by the turquoise blue ocean, with two beautiful beaches on each side, tall coconut palms swaying gently in the warm breeze, and great waves for beginners to advanced surfers. There’s an infinity swimming pool, spa, sunset rooftop yoga deck, and jungle yoga shala deck.

Throughout your stay, there’ll be five days of surfing lessons and you’ll also have unlimited daily premium surfboard use to ride the waves for as long as you wish, whenever you wish.

There will be daily meditation sessions and unlimited yoga classes, including sunrise and sunset sessions. The yoga classes offer a detailed introduction to Hatha and Yin yoga for beginners, as well as the chance to dive deep into a more advanced practice.

Delicious daily à la carte breakfast, one seafood/vegetarian BBQ, one Sri Lankan rice and curry dinner, as well as unlimited purified drinking water and pre-yoga herbal tea, are included. 

» Already making progress on the waves? Find out what you’ll learn on a surf camp for intermediate surfers.



11-Day Surf, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday in Hiriketiya, Matara

11 Day Surf, Meditation, and Yoga Holiday in Hiriketiya, Matara

  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$1,175

Imagine a tropical beach paradise with incredible scenery and magical vibes. Explore the beautiful nature, relax, and sleep at a laid-back beach retreat. Feel amazing, develop your yoga practice, and learn to surf.

Your day starts with breakfast at the poolside restaurant. You’ll then join a Hatha Flow yoga class that incorporates meditation, followed by the morning surf lesson.

In the afternoon, join another surf lesson and a Yin Yoga class, again combined with meditation.

You have the rest of the day for yourself. You may choose to go on group excursions (for which you need to pay separately), chill around the pool, free surf, or enjoy a massage at the wellness center (for an additional fee).

You have 10 surf lessons included in the package (choose to attend one or two per day, also depending on the surfing conditions). In addition, you have unlimited surfboard use so feel free to grab a surfboard anytime you like.

The package includes only breakfast and two group dinners. For the rest of the meals, you may order at the on-site restaurant or explore the venues nearby.  



7 Days Surfers Paradise Surf Holiday in Weligama

7 Day Surf Holiday in Weligama

  • Skill level: Beginners and intermediates
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$290


Surfers Paradise Weligama wants to make you a surfer! Fulfill your potential on this budget-friendly surf camp with 10 surf lessons in one week.

You’ll learn to surf under the wings of experienced instructors. If you’re a beginner, the lessons will be private, whether just you and your instructor or as many people as you desire.

 If you’re an intermediate, the instructors will be at your side every step of the way, analyzing your stance and movements,  providing immediate feedback and tips to help you nail all maneuvers. As in intermediate, you may also opt for private or couple lessons.

Daily breakfast and surfboard rental are included, so you’ll have plenty of time for self-practice too. Plus, you’ll also enjoy fresh coconuts and one shoulder massage to relax. 



*Cover image credit: Elsewhere Surf Camps

**Prices can change depending on the date of arrival.

Join a beginner surf camp in Sri Lanka and learn to surf in a tropical paradise you’ll wish to return to time and time again.

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