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Sri Lanka is a land of many colors that welcome travelers from all walks of life. Its the tear drop of the Indian Ocean or well known to many as Serendib or Ceylon. What may strike you most about Sri Lanka is its amazing diversity of scenery. Only few places in the world can offer the traveler such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location. Surfing in Sri Lanka with Surf Team Sri Lanka takes your surfing holiday to a whole new level filled with adventure, fun, and insightful knowledge.
The Villa comes with 4+ bedrooms all with full en-suite facilities, located in a beach side village called Madiha, close to the famous beach Mirissa. The Villa has its own private swimming pool and Jacuzzi as well as large Dining room and Living areas. The Villa has relaxing tropical landscaped gardens, terraces and water features. The 'gardened roof top area' commands spectacular view of the Indian ocean and provide the ideal setting from which to enjoy the famous Sri Lankan Sunsets over a beer. The Villa has internet and satellite TV, a large fully fitted kitchen that is equipped for both the amateur cook and the professional, Dining Areas (indoor and outdoor) as well as indoor and outdoor living areas. Set on the pristine beaches of Southern Sri Lanka, in the district of Weligama, the villa is well located for beach activities, Whale watching and exploring the Southern area of this tropical island. Yala and Udawalawe game parks are within easy reach by car.
You can check-in any time during the day (preferably early afternoon). You will be warmly welcome by our staff and shown the way to the room. After you can relax and settle-in, Madhu will meet you and give you an introduction to the surf camp team, villa, surrounding area and the program for the week. This is also the time he will discuss your surfing ability, select the right board for you, and briefly discuss your goals for the surf week. Dinner is scheduled at 18:30 where you will get the chance to meet the others who will be joining you for your week of surf and yoga.
After breakfast, it's time to head to the surf in our purpose made tuk tuks. Grab the sunscreen, water, your board shorts or bikinis, and your brand spanking new High on Surf rash vest and of course heaps of energy and enthusiasm. It will only be a 10 minute ride to Weligama, our first day surf location.
At the beach you will be split in two groups based on your surfing ability level. This makes you at ease and confident, as you will be learning with a handful of other surfers who are more or less at the same level as you are.
We will usually spend the first 25 - 20 minutes on the sand warming up, explaining a new skill or setting a drill and then it's straight out into the warm waters.
After 2 hours at the beach / in the water, we will head back to the comfort of the villa.
After a quick shower and a refreshing drink, we sit down for a theory session in the cinema room. After discussing with the coach how you felt after the first session of surfing, we will move onto discuss basic surfing theory lessons followed by a Q & A session.
After, it's your time for a delicious lunch. Yoga session with Chanaka is scheduled at 16:00 by the pool terrace, with a beautiful Sri Lankan sunset in the background.
After the Yoga session, you can take a dip in the water right in front, before you end your perfect day with a delicious Sri Lankan rice and curry dinner made from fresh ingredients by our chef. Why not have a few cold Sri Lankan beers too.
Day 2 and 3 will be an early morning call for you, as it's best to head to the surf when the wind is still off shore and far less crowd in the water. Grab a Banana from the basket, a coffee, and off we go for the surf. After the 2 hour surf session we come back to our well-deserved breakfast followed by a theory class and some video analysis from the surf session. You'll then have a bit of free time before Lunch where you can simply relax and enjoy the views. There is an option free surf session with your instructor at 13:00. This is a great opportunity for anyone to get a more-private lesson with the instructor. Yoga with Rukshan is scheduled at 16:00. At 19:00 is the dinner time, again with a few cold beers.
Day 4 is again an early morning wake up for you, to head to the surf. After the surf session and energetic breakfast, it's time for the city tour.
Yes, it's your opportunity to see more of our beautiful country. During the city tour, we will be visiting a Batik factory (a Sri Lankan cottage industry), famous White virgin tea factory where you will get to see the whole process of tea making, the ancient Yatigala Buddhist temple, and UNESCO world heritage site Galle fort. On our way back, we make a stop for dinner at famous Unawatuna beach, where you can to select from a myriad of restaurants on the beach. This dinner is already included in the package price.
You might be feeling a bit strained after all the travelling the day before. Therefore, it's surf after breakfast on day 5. This time we will be taking you to a different surf break, depending on the conditions. Pehembiya bay in Nilwella is our ideal location for this, as it's a surf bay with waves suitable for all level of surfers. Idea is to spend most of the day surfing, as it's getting closer to the end of your surfing week with us. Yoga is scheduled at 16:00 with Chanaka.
Today will be a BBQ dinner for you, with some bonfire on the beach, some fine wine, and music in the back ground. This is one of the advantages we have, being located in a small private corner of beach.
The last surfing day is always the most fun, and has the usual early morning surf coaching session, daily classroom theory and afternoon yoga. After the morning surf session, you can make use of the spa massage that comes with your camp package, at Secret Roots Spa. This will be the perfect rejuvenating treatment at the end of your surfing week. Just before the dinner, everyone gathers for a few beers and our team will put on a photo slideshow of the weeks surfing highlights, which is always a hoot! We all say our goodbyes and usually swap contact details with the friends we've made during the week too.
You can normally spend the morning taking it easy with a morning jog down the beach, having a hearty breakfast and then packing up. Check out is at around 12:00 but if you don't have to leave until later in the day you can join in for a last surf session with one of our coaches.