27 Mar 2021 3 Weeks All Levels Split Payment Options Trips from £1,795

Overview

Travel from the East to West Coast of Sri Lanka - surf, yoga, eat, explore, repeat.

If you're looking to experience the best surfing in Sri Lanka in one tour, we've planned the ultimate surf trip for you! You will spend two weeks surfing and exploring the South West Coast based out of our Surf House in Ahangama surfing a variety of reef and beach breaks and one week in the world famous Arugam Bay, riding the peeling right hand point breaks.

Expect to explore the best of this magical country on an epic coastal surf road trip.

What to Expect

We strive to have the most progressive surf coaching package in the game. With a team of instructors led by former WCT surfer Nikita Robb and our dedicated coaching course, we offer an immersive surf course like no other.

Combine this with colourful cuisine, bright blue waves, dreamy beachfront accommodation and a culture overload to stimulate all senses; a once in a lifetime experience awaits...

March or October?

Both tours start during the shoulder of the peak seasons, meaning cheaper flights and quieter line-ups. March means West to East Coast, and October means East to West Coast. Both trips offer the same incredible experience, so just book which works out best for your calendar.

Your surfing will improve more in three weeks, than it would in three years.

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

  • Welcome Meal

  • Photos Of Your Surfing

  • 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 other riders, before travelling by private transfer to the surf camp in Arugam Bay (October), or our Surf House in Ahangama (March).

    Here you will be introduced to the team and given time to settle in before we tuck in to a traditional Sri Lankan curry :)

  • Surf, Yoga and Explore

    Improve your surfing day in, day out and reap the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga. Make the most of your surfing down time by discovering Sri Lanka's flavourful food, welcoming people and timeless ruins.

    If you're on the March tour, the first 2 weeks will be spent in Ahangama. If you're on the October tour, then you spend the first week in Arugam Bay, followed by 2 weeks in Ahangama. 

  • Travel to the other coast

    Stock up on rotis for the journey through the most beautiful parts of the country and glimpse incredible jungle scenery! The journey itself is an adventure and without fail we’ve spotted elephants casually cruising on the side of the road. 

  • Departure day

    On our final night we will have a group dinner and drinks celebrating an awesome trip (whilst hopefully getting up early to enjoy one last dawnie) Feeling refreshed, flexible and ripping on a surfboard, you will then head the airport for the final farewell.

    If you are on the October tour we will run several airport transfers throughout the day.

    If you are on the March tour we will run two transfers, aiming to accommodate everyone the best we can, booking a later flight home on the last day will ensure you have more time in holiday mode.

Course Video

What past riders say


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.

In Ahangama we have perfect fun green wave beach-breaks for learners. There are also more challenging reef-breaks for our more advanced surfers, often overhead waves with offshore wind until 11am, then light winds in the middle of the day. The weather is glorious, tropical shorelines offer a beautiful backdrop to your surf sessions. This is also the 'shoulder season' to the peak tourist period, so we avoid the busy crowds.

In Arugam Bay the surf is usually smaller in October as it is the start of the season, so expect fewer crowds. The wave still breaks perfectly every day, meaning it's a fantastic introduction to point break reef surfing.

Flights need to be booked into Colombo International airport, which is also known as Bandaranaike and Katunayake airport. There are direct flights with Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow to Colombo airport.

Arrival times do depend on whether you are on the October or March Tour, please speak with your travel advisor. The transfer to Arugam Bay is about 8 hours through the tropical hill country.

The transfer to Ahangama (from Colombo) is around 3 hours, so your flight can depart anytime that day and we will run several transfers throughout the day to accommodate everyone.

Around £100 - £300, but will totally depend on how many sunset cocktails you fancy as alcohol is not included in the price. 

Your breakfast and five dinners per week are included in Ahangama and your breakfast and lunch are included at your week in Arugam Bay - 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 rice or curry, while a fresh tuna steak and a large Lion beer will set you back about £7.

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! 

October Tour: YES! As the transfer from Colombo airport to Arugam Bay on the East Coast is around 8 hours, you will need to arrive by 1pm on the first day of your trip. However, on your departure day you can fly at any time and we will get you to the airport in time.

March Tour: No - You simply need to arrive at Colombo airport any time on the first day of your trip, but ideally not before 4am and depart Colombo anytime on the final day of your trip. As the airport is just a few hours away, we can arrange pick ups throughout the day.

We send out more specific trip information and arrival instructions once you have secured your place, but essentially a trip leader will be there to greet you in the Arrivals hall at Colombo airport.

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

You will surf for 15 full days. This will include a mixture of surf lessons, guided surfs, theory classes and video analysis. 

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.

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.

In Ahangama we have perfect fun green wave beach-breaks for learners. There are also more challenging reef-breaks for our more advanced surfers, often overhead waves with offshore wind until 11am, then light winds in the middle of the day. The weather is glorious, tropical shorelines offer a beautiful backdrop to your surf sessions. This is also the 'shoulder season' to the peak tourist period, so we avoid the busy crowds.

In Arugam Bay the surf is usually smaller in October as it is the start of the season, so expect fewer crowds. The wave still breaks perfectly every day, meaning it's a fantastic introduction to point break reef surfing.

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