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Lahiru Chamara

Reviews (56)

Catriona Sutton

from Sri Lanka, May 2024

"Best surf camp"

So social and events organised were really fun and inclusive. The staff were amazing and the food was great.


from Switzerland, May 2024

Das Essen war herausragend!

Stephen Macdonald

from Australia, January 2024

"So much more than I expected"

All the staff were amazing, helpfull.and flexible.

The surf instructors where knowledgeable and gave great feedback.

The food was amazing.

The camp also created an open and welcoming space for socialising, as well as arranging social nights that made everyone welcome and part of something special. During my eight days there I met so mamy return guests, which speaks volumes to the quality

I also met a number of people, I am sure will be life long friends.

Dagur Óðinsson

from Vietnam, December 2023

"Great camp"

Great service and very well run camp

Rosanna Loader

from Great Britain, December 2023

"Best week out of my 3 months in Sri Lanka!"

The Surfer is an absolutely fantastic surf camp. The food was delicious, the instructors and staff are super helpful. Such a fun and social environment but with plenty of opportunity to relax too. Perfect for surfing at all abilities. The sunset yoga was beautiful. Ended up extending my stay - 100% recommend.


from Ireland, November 2023

"Surf Camp"

I really enjoyed the surf camp, it was great value for money and an excellent social experience. The food in the camp was really good and the staff always made you feel welcome. There was always some sort of activity at night time so it made it easy to socialize and make new friends.

Jacob Ball

from Canada, October 2023

"Unreal surf week "

The food was awesome! The staff were super friendly and made the experience great.

Roman Rimsha

from Israel, April 2023

"The best thing you can do for yourself"

Everything was just perfect, the surfing the food, the stuff and social activities. Those guys put so much effort so you will enjoy your stay that its just incredible. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and would come back there.


from France, February 2023

"Surf Camp was good "

Beautiful experience in this Surf Camp

Everybody was kindly, smiley and professional. Think’s for all 🙏🏻

See you soon…

Lea Christine Lindset

from Norway, November 2022

"Loved it"

Very good place for beginners and intermediates since they have different locations for the different levels. Love the people and the hotel, and it’s a great vibe.

Pavel Mikhaylov

from Russia, November 2021

"Best surf camp"

The Surfer is situated in a pretty quite place. It takes 3 minutes to get to the beach or to the road with tuk-tuks ready to get you wherever you want.

The rooms are pretty spacious, cozy and have balconies, AC, a lot of wall outlets, so pretty much everything you need.

There are a lot of activities to enjoy. Every night there is something planned by the staff, so you can just go with the flow.

The staff is very friendly, welcoming and helpful. The rooms were clean and the food was amazing, so they do their job pretty good.

The surfing instructors were very helpful, attentive and overall nice. I really enjoyed being coached and the insight I got improved my surfing skills to a different level.

One of the best things about the Surfer camp was people who stayed at that place. Cheerfulness, friendliness and positive vibes never leave this place.

Absolutely recommend choosing the Surfer for a place to stay.

Kristina Hrivnakova

from Thailand, March 2020

"Amazing surfcamp!"

That place is just awesome! I was there for two weeks in february and came back for few more days two months later. If you are beginner in surf or you already surf before and you want to improve, this is the place to go! All the surf instructors are super nice and give you good advice. I definitely improve in surfing! Everybody is super chill and relax, the vibe is good. The owner and all the surf camp team are really nice and helpful. Also, I really liked that it’s easy to walk from the camp directly to the ocean for the lessons or chilling at the beach.The pool is also a good place to chill. I have done few yoga classes on the rooftop during the sunset, the teacher was really competent and it felt so great after the surfing :) Plus, the food was very tasty at the camp. Everything was just perfect and I will definitely go back! :D

Adam Heatley

from United States, March 2020

"Such a good value for my money!! Had a awesome time."

The coaching was what liked best, I thought all the instructors were knowledgeable and very approachable if you had questions.

Manasi Pritam

from India, February 2020

"A total surfing experience"

I booked The Surfer's surf camp after doing research about surfing for exactly half hour because it was reasonably priced and not too far from where I live. I could not have made a better decision. It is such a fun camp with a brilliant set of instructers who managed to get a lazy bum like me look fwd to each day of this amazing sport that is gruelling and chilled out at the same time. The satisfaction that comes out of catching a wave is unmatchable and i couldnt have done it without the environment i was in. There are cool events organised every night where i met some great people. The meals are great and the accomodation is clean. Thanks to lahiru and his team i know i am hooked to surfing. Would highly recommend surfing at theirs for its cheap prices, wonderful people and great surfing beaches.

Marianne Lhote

from Switzerland, February 2020

"Great Stay"

I stayed for a week at the Surfer and it was great! Surf lessons are very good : quality material and great instructor. I never surfed before, and now I feel like I can try to catch some waves on my own.

I was in a dorm, and it was very nice as well. The bed was confortable and the room was very clean! The food was good, and most importantly, the people were super nice! People from all around the world, and great ambiance at the house! And you're right next to the beach, literally 1 min walk.

I'd 100% recommend the stay!

Elizabeth Radcliffe

from Great Britain, February 2020

"Surf guiding"

Booked 12 surf guiding sessions. Met a variety of guides and went to a few different places. Friendly people, good tips on surfing. Would use again.


from Germany, February 2020

Just loved everything about the "The Surfer". Lahiru and his team are doing a great job: High quality lessons, high quality foo and great evening programs! You feel home after some hours already. I will come back :)

Delalande Noemie

from France, January 2020

I booked 3 nights and end up staying 10

Staying in ts2 just to sleep, wich is quiet and very confortable, easy to go eat and surf at the other surf camp" the surfer"

Staff was very good and cool,

Surf lesson great, different teacher every day to learn different technique, they are all very good, i was surprise to improved so quickly

Great location quiet but near the beach and surf spot

Great place to meet people, chill or being part of the event each night (spécial diner, surf photo review...)

I will definitly go back !!!

Angeli Eva

from Réunion, January 2020

"A very good place "

we really liked the whole staff, the professional organisation and especially the taking into account of our remarks and the efforts to improve our stay.

Ilya Ovchinnikov

from Russia, January 2020

Lea Weizer

from India, January 2020

"Excellent choice"

If you want to learn surfing in one of the most beautiful bays in the south of sri lanka with the most lovely staff and super student orientated surf course system, then you will be more than pleased to visit this camp! Definitely coming back:)

Ole Boerner

from Nepal, January 2020

"Best place in Weligama to learn how to surf and do yoga!"

We loved this place! Initially we only booked it for a week and ended up staying there for 11 days and even long after our check out we keep hanging out here because of the great atmosphere and amazing staff/instructors! The instructors are super competent and the surf classes are for every level. The Yoga takes place on the rooftop with sunset and ocean view every evening and is very well lead. 10/10 would recommend this place and I could definitely see myself going here again! Apart from surfing and yoga there are always evening activities like movie nights, drinking nights, Diashows and much more!

Catarina Azevedo

from Portugal, December 2019

"5 days @ the surfer "

The Surfer is a very welcoming hotel where everyone is committed to grant that you have the best experience. The staff is great the environment is awesome so I had a lot of funny and productive ( regarding surf) days!


from France, December 2019

"Perfect "

The location of TS2 is great, just 5min away from the Surfer, a really nice place to stay especially if you are travelling alone, you will meet new people easily everyday, the atmosphere is really fun and welcoming. The surf and yoga instructors are excellent, professional and friendly. There are many cities to visit and activities to do near Weligama.

Laura Bourmani

from United Arab Emirates, December 2019

"Amazing week at the surfer !"

Amazing week at the surfer ! Everything was perfect! We enjoyed every moments. The surfing classes were very good and we can see really significant progress through the week thanks to the really professional crew of instructors!

Very good vibes in the camp with people from all over the world! We already missed these superb moments. It was hard to leave this place and we ll definitely be back.

Marie and Laura, French girls from Dubai

Fui Yiing Yong

from Singapore, December 2019

"Great experiences & people "

I had a great memorable amazing experiences in the surfer. All the instructors were great especially to Nicole, i had a very fruitful surfing lesson with her. Lathiru and the people were very caring & thoughtful when i had my injuries. Friendly environment with well keep of cleanliness.

Definitely a place to come back for get away. Love the people =)Thank you so much for the hospitality =)

Tatiana Yushina

from Germany, December 2019

"2 amazing weeks in The Surfer Weligama"

I spent 2 amazing weeks in The Surfer Weligama! Met a lot of nice and interesting people from all over the world. I would definitely recommend to come to this Surfcamp. We had cool parties, good food, everything is really good orginised in the Camp. Thanks a lot on the surf-teacher Alec! I've learnt so much and can read the weves much better now :-) The place is perfec for biginner-surfers, for andvansed level they make guiding-sessions. The only thing I missed during these 2 weeks is to see some other surf-sports of Sri-Lanka.

Marieke Caboort

from Netherlands, November 2019

"Perfecte locatie om te leren surfen"

De locatie, de instructeurs allemaal goed op elkaar ingespeeld, lessen goed uitgelegd en met veel positiviteit en geduld wordt je opgeleid! Het hostel is een mooi gebouw, lekker zwembad en heel fijn dat "het restaurant" op het dak zit. Voor rustige ontbijtjes en leuke feestjes.

David Codeluppi

from Switzerland, April 2019

"Nice camp really nice atmospher !!!"

I really like the whole organisation and the staff. The acomodation was nice maybe a bit to expensif. Otherwise the whole week have been a really great experience.

Leonie Van Asperen

from United States, February 2019

"Amazing place and surfcamp"

I really enjoyed this surf/yoga camp and I definitely recommend this place! I stayed for 4 days at TS2, a nice and clean accomodation. TS1 located on a good spot next to the beach with a nice swimmingpool. The staff and owner where really friendly and helpfull. The instructors where excellent. A great vibe, good food (also for vegetarian people), amazing party's and it was easy to meet other travelers. The yoga classes where holded on the rooftop with a great view.

If possible I would have stay longer!

Lea Peyer

from United States, February 2019

"A bit unorganized, but fun and chill vibes"

The food is really nice, they have activities every night (movie, night out etc) and the location of the main camp is at the end of the beach where it’s a lot calmer and less crowded than on the main part

Mila Parusheva

from United States, February 2019

"The best vacation!"

Amazing location, beautiful nature around, wonderful people there, guests and staff! You get to find new friends from all over the world! The camp is the perfect choice for both solo or non solo travelers. The vibe is so cool there, so chill and fun at the same time.You will find yourself smiling for no reason at the end of the first day, promised:) Surf and yoga lessons for all kind of levels. The instructors :Charlie Big Sexy, Walter, Matt, Nany, Lucie- all of them have a different and passionate approach to surfing and teaching so each one of them would add more and different knowledge to yours, even if it is zero at the beginning :) Lahiru- the owner- so cooperative and nice! I felt like I'm part of a big happy family and can't wait to go back there as soon as possible! Love you guys all, you rule!!!

P.S. I'm not from The States at all, I'm from Bulgaria, don't know why it comes up like this :):):):)

Motiwha Kumeroa

from Australia, December 2018

The facilities, location and people were awesome. Thanks to Nenne and the crew made this so much fun..


from Canada, December 2018

"Great time!"

I did a full week surf camp and would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to improve their surfing skills or learn how to surf. Friendly staff and dedidacted surf instructors who adapt to your level of surfing. Great place to meet other travelers too. Rooms are very clean. Excellent food on buffet nights.

Niels Broersen

from United States, December 2018

"Surf and relax"

The surf lessons are very well adapted to your level. The rooms are nice and clean. The food is really good and there is a lot to choose from. Surf instructors are from all around the world and have tons of experience. I’m definitly coming back here!


from Netherlands, October 2018

Great surflessons and atmosphere at the camp, super friendly staff

Claire Seller

from Great Britain, May 2017

"Don't book the package deal. "

Tarika and Flossy were great yoga/ surf instructors. Very knowledgeable. Had such a great time with them. Breakfast was great but it would take a long time to come (don't order if you're in a hurry!)

I got upgraded from a dorm to a private room which was good.

Lovely location. And usually had the beach to ourselves. Nothing to do in WELIGAMA but you don't need a town when you have such a lovely beach.

Also, go to the house next door for dinner!!! Best food and soooo cheap!!! Lovely family and the kids will play.

Salome Schaerer

from Sri Lanka, April 2017

"Great for a great surfstay"

- rooftop

- surfing lessons

- yoga lessons

- people

- atmosphere

- activities you could join