Are you looking for the perfect place to learn to surf in Sri Lanka?
We offer tailor made programs for surf leaners and guiding sessions for the advanced.
We aim to keep things a little different. From our fine surrounding at the guesthouse, the surf points near-by, our certified surf coaches / guides, to the equipment that we use, we aim to have the highest regional standard. Therefore we’ve designed everything on our surf coaching courses to make sure that you get the most out of your surfing during your stay with us.
LIMITED GROUP NUMBERS
CERTIFIED SURF COACHES
TOP OF THE RANGE EQUIPMENT
BEGINNER TO ADVANCED
Our surf programs are comprehensive in that it not only includes plenty of time in the surf but video analysis & feedback and surf theory classes, delivered by our team over the surfing week. Each surfing session is progressive and goal-oriented for each of the participants, and at the end of the surf session, your coach will be discussing with you how you progressed learning that new skill taught on the beach.
We are careful not to mix ability levels. Therefore there will be a maximum of 5:1 student-instructor ratio at all times. This will also mean that you will never have to wait for others to keep up or feel left behind.
LOCATION & SURF CHECK
Sri Lanka’s East coast is a wave paradise with more than 13 surf spots within easy reach from the camp, most of the breaks are located within 10 minutes.
Every morning we will do a surf check online and with our local surfing friends and decide which beaches to head to. This will depend on factors such as the ability level of each group and the swell conditions. This means that the chances are high that you’ll have ideal conditions whatever level of surfer you are.
YOUR FIRST SURF LESSON
Some people are extremely confident in the waves, while other people are intimidated by just being in the ocean environment, but everyone, without exception, enjoys their first day surfing.
The location of your first surf lesson will take place at one of the many finest beginner surfing beaches in East Sri Lanka. The water is warm, perfect sandy bottoms, shallow waters, and no dangerous sea life or rip current makes this the ideal start point for your surfing vacation.
First element of your first surf lesson will be on the beach warming up, introducing you to the surf break and your beginner board. Our trainers will move on to teach you laying on the board at the correct position, paddling on the board, and pop-up (the jump), or, if this is not available for you, another relevant method of getting up such as a 4-step method.
Now you’re ready to enter the water and enjoy the surf, but not before you learn the necessary safety techniques.
Your first day of surfing will finish with a summary of the skills which will be covered during the upcoming week, as well as what they will lead on to and that’s where the fun starts… For most of you, within five days you can aim to go out and start catching waves all on your own!
VIDEO ANALYSIS & SURF THEORY
In addition to plenty of time in the water, all of our guests will also receive theory lessons as well. Depending on which package you book, you also have the option to get your surfing videos free or at an additional charge from our photographer.
FIND YOUR LEVEL
LEVEL 1.1 : Total beginners
If you aren’t sure what level you are, have no fear! Our instructors will assess your level once you arrive and alocate you to the correct group.
"Surfing soothes me. It's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The lesson time is usually fixed the night before, making it easier for the planning. The timing depends on the best surf conditions for your level.
Usually for the Level 1 surfers, we use the soft tops for the first days, before we can call yourself an advanced beginner and the instructor decides for you the hard tops. For level 2 sand above, there is a range of hard tops which we can select from.
If you’re having your first go at surfing or have had a lesson or two in the past, we will start from the basics.
The basics include introduction to the surf board, the surfing spot, a warm up, a dry session on the beach explaining the basics of the pop up and safety techniques, and then going to catch the first waves in our sub-tropical waters.
Sri Lanka’s south east coast is a wave garden with more than 10+ surf spots within easy reach from the camp, with most of the breaks located within 20 minutes by tuk tuk.
If you’re a complete beginner, we will take you to Baby point which is located within 10 minutes by foot from the camp.
Every morning we will do a surf check online and with our local surfing friends and decide which beaches to head to. This will depend on factors such as ability level of each group, and the swell conditions. This means that the chances are high that you’ll have ideal conditions whatever level of surfer you are.
Your instructor brings you to the surf spot which brings the best conditions. After an effective warm up your surf coach will show you teach you and help you to improve your techniques. Have the time of your life! After 4 hours (driving included) the surf session is over. You collect your board and the equipment and leave the beach together with your group to go back to the Surf & Yoga Camp.
You definitely have a special connection with your own board, therefore if it’s convenient for you, we suggest that you bring your own board.
Yes, the surf board is included in the lesson for the duration of the surf class. We also provide you with the wet suit.
Additional surf lesson is EUR 25 all inclusive, and board rental for in house guests (only) EUR 8 per day.
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Yoga complements surfing in many ways. It strengthens three main skills any beginner surfer should aim to develop in the medium run.
The spacious Surf and Yoga camp is located just off the main road in Arugam bay and stretches into the beautiful jungle surroundings.
Check out our wide selection of surf and yoga packages to find the one that suits all your needs.