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8 Days the Original Beachfront Surf Camp on the South of the Island, Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Surf Camp Sri Lanka, Gale road, Welhengoda, Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Surf Camp Sri Lanka

All difficulty levels
Maximum 5 participants
Breakfast & dinner included
Airport transfer available

Surf Camp Sri Lanka is the original surf camp on the south of the island since 2004. This is the only surf camp that works directly with the locals and that is a combination of Sri Lankan and European partnership. Surf Camp Sri Lanka is not a yoga, barefoot luxury spa, but a good old fashioned surf camp, clean simple located on the best beach for learning in the area as you can expect uncrowded waves on your doorstep. If you want to learn to surf improve your surfing and enjoy the country your visiting then Surf Camp Sri Lanka is here for you.

Meet the instructors

Matt
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Highlights

  • Six 2 surf lessons
  • Surfboard hire is included
  • The venue is directly on the beach
  • One of the oldest most established surf camps on the island
  • Enjoy surfing on the best beach in the area
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 5 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$101 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • ATM / banking
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

The surf camp is situated directly in front of the beach you will be surfing on. There is no need for driving anywhere, loading boards on and off a truck. Walk out of your room take about 30 steps and you're in the ocean!

All rooms have air conditioning. Surf Camp Sri Lanka offers single and double rooms and the rooms have a private bathroom. Go to sleep listening to the ocean, wake up, and get out there!

Program

As soon as you arrive, you will begin your surfing, two sessions every day for as long as you stay. No start or stop times, surf as much or as little as you like, when you like.

Sample itinerary

Day 1 - Surf classes start at 8 a.m.

Depending on your arrival time and how you feel after your flight your welcome to start your surfing as soon as you arrive with Surf Camp Sri Lanka. They have different groups at different levels of coaching so everyone can get surfing as soon as possible. You will have a little introduction to the surf camp does and don'ts, where the local town is, the bank, etc.

Day 2 - 7

First day proper at the surf camp, you stat at 8 in the morning. The wind is better early so that's when you go. Meet up on the beach in front of the guest house a quick warm-up and then straight into the water. The coaches are with you for an hour in and out the water helping you and giving feedback on things to remember. Several of your morning sessions will be filmed.

After the lesson its breakfast time in our door restaurant area that's directly in front of the beach so you can still watch the waves. Tea, coffee, eggs toast, and fresh fruit are on offer. After breakfast, it's all about a relax in your room or on the sun terrace, drift in and out of sleep with the sound of the ocean or if you’ve got enough energy to grab your surfboard and go practice some more.

At 4 p.m., you do it all again, meet on the beach split into the correct group and away you go, two sessions per day every day. You all meet up for dinner in the same outdoor restaurant, you have breakfast in around 7 7 or 7.30, a few beers, and dinner.

Surf Camp Sri Lanka has a full bar at the surf camp so anyone who wants can enjoy, local beer, Arack, wine, etc. Surf Camp Sri Lanka often works out in the evenings who may want to go on a trip the following days. It's less expensive and more fun where ever possible to go in a group

Day 8

Today is free time and check out.

Instructors

Matt Shears

Location

Surf Camp Sri Lanka is one of the first surf camps on the whole island and they have been running for 15 years. They are located in a little town called Whelingoda.

The nearest town is Ahangamma, which is about 5 minutes up the road in a Tuk Tuk. In Ahangamma, you will find many shops, banks etc. The largest town is Gale, which is a pretty cool town to visit on an afternoon as there are lots to see and some great shopping opportunities,. This town is 20 minutes away in a Tuk Tuk or less in a bus.

Weligama, Matara, Mirisa, and Unawatuna are all close to Whelingoda, just far enough away however to forget about the downsides of tourism.

Whelingoda is a little village where you will never worry about crowds. The camp is directly in front of the beach, so every morning you may enjoy going for a walk to the beach with no driving around involved.

Spend your time in front of the ocean, enjoy the breeze, beautiful sunsets, and surf all you want during your stay. Go into a full relax-mode and take in all the beauty this off-road destination has to offer you and enjoy Surf Camp Sri Lanka's golden triangle: room, restaurant, and beach.

Features

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance

Food

Enjoy seven breakfasts per week and six evening meals. Surf Camp Sri Lanka offers western food and Sri Lankan curry as well as a beach barbeque as a paid option. They also have a bar at the surf camp, possible to buy is beer, spirits, soft drinks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

With a combination of Sri Lankan and European partnership, well, over 30 years worth of experience, Surf Camp Sri Lanka is confident they can sort out more or less anything you want to do, see or experience while in Sri Lanka.

Surf Camp Sri Lanka assure you, you are with the right drivers seeing the best things. Surf Camp Sri Lanka only works with licensed experienced travel guides most of who are friends they have worked with for decades.

Among the many parts of the island to explore, Surf Camp Sri Lanka can offer safari trips one or two nights, tea plantations, snake farms, turtle sanctuary, whale watching, crocodile riverboat trip, ancient temples and much more.

For spa treatments, Surf Camp Sri Lanka does not have a spa at their place but is happy to hook you up with the best one in the area upon request.

During your free time, you may have a look around restaurants to eat outside or you may also choose an option for a beach barbecue and fireworks for an extra cost.

Christmas time

If you are planning to stay over Christmas and the New Year, Surf Camp Sri Lanka holds parties during this time in a Western style with a DJ, lights, fireworks, a smoke machine, etc. Kindly take notice during New Year's Eve, the party is a more typical Sri Lankan party style. These options can be booked for an extra cost of 5 EUR per person.

What's included

  • 6 2 x surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Surfing gears
  • Breakfast and dinner

What's not included

  • One dinner per week
  • Parties during Christmas (5 EUR per person)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). Surf Camp Sri Lanka is around a 3-hour drive from the airport. Surf Camp Sri Lanka can collect you or you can take a train or bus, they are also available.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$101 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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