10 Apr 2021 1 Week All Levels Split Payment Options Trips from £795

Overview

If you want to experience the best waves in Sri Lanka, with Local Legend and Pro TTR Surf Coaches, this Arugam Bay Surfari is the perfect mini tropical surf trip for you.

On this peaceful yet packed surf and yoga adventure we spend a week on the East Coast in Arugam Bay, right on the beach, soaking up everything the region has to offer. 

What to Expect

Expect sunrise and sunset surfs, yoga, adventurous excursions, wildlife tours, all fueled by amazing food. The hospitality is as warm as the water and the waves are perfect for all levels of surfer.

Beginner surfers will be coached by our local team from Safa Surf Camp, the best surf school in the area at the more user friendly waves, along with a TTR Trip Leader. Intermediate surfers will be coached by our level 2 coach and Trip Leader at Arugam Bay Main Point.

There will be the option to surf a variety of reef and beach breaks, at least once a day, often as early as 5am as the sunrises. You will also receive surf theory and video coaching classes.

What's Included


  • Airport Transfers

  • Breakfast

  • Surf Camp Accommodation

  • Trip Leaders For Duration

  • Yoga Sessions

  • Video Surf Analysis

  • All Surf Lessons

  • Surf Guiding To The Best Beaches

  • All Surf Transport

  • Surf Hire

  • Photos Of Your Surfing

  • All Lunches

  • Additional Excursions And Activities

  • Shared Accommodation

  • Free WiFi

Trip Timeline

Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.

  • Welcome to Sri Lanka

    Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by your Trip Leader and driven to Arugam Bay. We aim to leave at 1pm, so please bare this in mind. The journey is long, but beautiful and you will have the opportunity to get to know your trip leaders. A delicious local lunch on the road is included. 

  • Surf coaching, yoga and exploration

    During the week you will receive tuition in small groups, with quality tailored coaching from your Ticket to Ride trip leaders and local instructors from Safa Surf Camp. You will check out different waves whilst exploring this magical coast. The daily surf lesson is early before breakfast, followed by analysis and theory, then lunch, followed by a nap, yoga, a surf guiding session, drinks, dinner, sleep, repeat. We may do evening yin yoga classes and excursions are planned for the afternoon, but this gives you an idea of a day in the life. Please get in touch with the team if you have any questions.

  • Departure Day

    On your final evening we will go to one of our favourite local restaurants for a true authentic taste of Sri Lanka, but get an early enough night to enjoy one last sunrise surf! Feeling refreshed, flexible and ripping on a surfboard, you will then either travel back to the airport, or down the coast if you are joining the coast to coast tour.

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FAQs

Got a question about this course? Here's the best place to start. If you don't find your answer here, you can request a callback or get in touch using our contact page.

Your breakfast and lunch is included so you don't have to worry too much about budgeting for your food. A meal in Sri Lanka can range from as little as £1 for a simple curry, while a fresh tuna steak and a large beer will set you back about £5.

The majority of surfers on our trips are beginners with minimal surfing experience. Sri Lanka is the perfect place to learn with super fun waves and friendly beach breaks but we can also cater to more advanced surfers. Our Trip Leaders are very experienced surfers and coaches that tailor their coaching to your skill level, so you'll leave Sri Lanka an infinitely better surfer than when you arrived.

None! Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise where wetsuits aren't required. We provide rash vests to offer some protection from the sun - just don’t forget your swim wear and plenty of sun cream! 

Yes, please arrive into Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport by 1pm on October 3rd. There will be one airport transfer leaving on October 10th, depending on the time of the earliest departure. We send out more specific trip information and arrival instructions once you have secured your place, but essentially your Trip Leaders will be at the airport to greet you with a smile at arrivals :)

Everyone traveling to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Visit www.eta.gov.lkfor more information.

Before you leave for Sri Lanka, please go and see either your local GP or travel surgery and explain where you are going, so that you can be vaccinated accordingly. It is important to do this is good time and we would suggest sorting this 3 or 4 weeks before you leave. For more information, please check out the following websites:

Fit for Travel - www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk and The World Health Organisation – www.who.int.

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for Sri Lanka. However, the following vaccinations are recommended: Typhoid (monovalent), Polio, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies. The health risks in Sri Lanka are different to those encountered in Europe and North America. Watch out for bowel diseases such as diarrhoea and amoebic dysentery, vector borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and a variety of fungal infections. Sri Lanka’s physicians are very experienced in dealing with locally occurring diseases.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Kumana National Park Tour We will spend an afternoon at Kumana National park where you'll get the chance to see elephants, leopards and a whole host of wildlife in their natural environment.

Cookery Class: This is a new addition to the itinerary. Food is such a highlight of the trip and it is great to be able to take the knowledge home with you. One afternoon we will cook a delicious curry with a local family and of course enjoy the fruits of our labour afterwards. Warning, grating coconut is a lot harder than you think!

Pottuvil Lagoon Tour: Led by our local guides, we paddle on traditional crafted catamarans from the main land to a secluded beach inhabited by local fisherman. Expect to see an abundance of wildlife such as elephants, eagles, water buffalo, crocodiles and more.

You will surf for five full days during the week, waking up at an eye-wateringly early 4:30am for the sunrise surf (it's worth it) and there will be a sunset session from 4pm - 6'ish.

It's a bit of a journey taking around 7-8 hours. The journey itself is all part of the adventure though, keep an eye out for wild elephants ;)

We stay at our partner Surf Camp - Safa Surf Camp, in twin shared cabanas, right on the beach. The accommodation is rustic, charming and tranquil, with comfortable beds, fans, mosquito nets and (private) outdoor en-suite bathrooms. The camp has a social area with a pool table and plenty of space to relax.

Straight from the surf

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