A week of surf, sun and yoga in beautiful SW Sri Lanka. Learn to surf or progress your skills in a friendly female environment. No boys allowed.
The ladies only surf & yoga week based out of our awesome Surf House in Ahangama, SW Sri Lanka, will include intensive surf coaching from professional surf coach and ex-WCT competitor Nikita Robb, with support from Australia's finest Kelly Winter and Lucy Theobald, fuelled by delicious and healthy Sri Lankan cuisine.
Complete beginner surfers and full shredders are welcome as the coaching is tailored to the individual needs of the surfer.
What to Expect
Expect sunrise surfs and sunset margarita's in a fun, female only environment. The week is completely hassle free and the schedule has been carefully created to enable optimum surfing progression, whilst experiencing the magical island of Sri Lanka. Rooms are either triple, twin, double or single all with ac and en suite. Breakfast is included daily, as are five evening meals. Your coaches are the best in the business.
South Africa's finest Nikita Robb started surfing at a young age, went on to win all the national competitions and made her way onto the prestigious ASP World Tour at the age of 17. A few years competing with the best surfers in the world shaped Nikita’s late teens and early twenties. She was fortunate enough to be coached by the best in the business and over the past few years has used this invaluable experience to make surf coaching her profession. Nikita finds true joy in sharing her love of surfing with surfers of all levels, from beginners trying it out for the first time to professional competitors.
Kelly Winter comes from another surf rich country; Australia, where she started surfing as soon as she could walk! Kelly also started competing national from the age of 10. Over a decade of competitive surfing, Kelly quickly realized how important the element of flexibility was to up her surfing game, which is where her interest in yoga was born. Now she is a 450hr certified yoga teacher and enjoys combining surfing and yoga into her daily lifestyle and is looking forward to sharing this magic with you all.
Lucy Theobald started her surf coaching career as a customer on a Ticket to Ride South Africa Instructor Course back in 2016 and since passing the course she has worked for Ticket to Ride in the UK, Spain and Sri Lanka. Lucy is living the dream and is passionate about sharing her passion of this lifestyle with everyone.
Trip Leaders For Duration
Video Surf Analysis
All Surf Transport
Five Nights Supper
Here you'll find a day by day breakdown of your course.
Welcome to Sri Lanka! You will be greeted with a cold coconut (or coconut depending on what time it is), settle into your room, meet the ladies and have your first Sri Lankan currry before an early night and early start the following morning.
The course kicks off on the Sunday and looks a little like this:
6am - coffee & fruit whilstchecking the surf from the roof terrace
6:15am - set off for the first surf
9am - breakfast
10am - video analysis and / or surf theory
11am - surf specific yoga
R E S T T I M E - explore the local area / lunch options
3:30pm - Guided surf session
5:30pm - Sunset cocktail on the roof
7pm - Dinner
The rest day is Wednesday when we organise a local excursion to the tea plantation in the morning, followed by lunch at 'turtle beach' a temple tour, some afternoon shopping at galle fort, then dinner in Unawatuna.
On the final evening we will cook up a BBQ to celebrate an awesome trip and hopefully be up early to enjoy one last dawnie surf before you head off to wherever you are travelling to next.
What past riders say
Fun waves and the friendliest people - simply the best surf trip ever.Will Jessup
This was one of the best vacations of my life! Surfed a lot, met amazing people and there was a great atmosphere at the surf camp. Beautiful beach right in front of you and the surf camp is situated in a very authentic and local area. Max, Angie and Lee were amazing, ready to meet everybody's needs and create a friendly, chilled out and sparkling vibe.Elena De Besi
I had a great time in beautiful Sri Lanka, surfing in clear blue warm water and making new friends, shame it was all over too quickly!Pat Porter
Sri Lanka is beautiful with blue green sea, unspoilt beaches and perfect waves. Two weeks of paradise with amazing people, eating fantastic food and drinking arrack. Partying from sunset to sunrise...The surfing was pretty sick too. Thank you!Siobahn Hill
Sri Lanka - friendly and beautiful with the funnest waves! Great place to explore and build up confidence in the waterMari O'Connor
My trip to Sri Lanka was insane! The country is absolutely incredible, all of the people I met were super fun and friendly and my surfing ability has come on so much. I can't wait for my next Ticket to Ride Adventure!Ellen Rudge
Fantastic trip and a great atmosphere throughout the entire time. I’ve met so many great people on this trip, with whom I hope to stay in touch and reconnect in the future. I was lucky enough to be put in a single room, which was a bonus and made a huge difference to the overall experience. Great vibes at Sion Surf camp, amazing time and great staff there; their BBQs are legendary by now. Everything was well organised before the trip and during the entire stay, and Max and Josh made sure everything went smooth, were very responsive to anything we have raised with them, or whenever we have asked any questions and also well connected with our group. It was quite intense first two weeks, packed with yoga, surf, and more surf, but in a good sense. I loved that we could see our videos and photos from each day trip and see our progress and receive feedback. I have never had that before in any of my surf trips (even organised ones) and it really makes a huge difference to improve, if you can see yourself and get a feedback on your surfing. Also Olly and Rodger our local surf instructors were very nice and wanted to ensure we had fun and catching waves, even when the swell was small. I can say the same about Fasal from Arugambay, who gave us very useful tips before each session. It was definitely one of my best surf trips, I somehow magically managed to progress to much shorter board, I thought it would take me another two years to ride! It was a great holiday, one of the best.Irena Miroforidu
Sri Lanka, a stunning country to learn to surf in! Perfect for beginners, and intermediates, and made all the more special by a great coaching team of Josh David and Max! Don’t think about it! DO IT!!Lisa
The best way to sum up TTR trips is 'good vibes'. From the surf instructors, yoga, camp staff and the weird and wonderful people you meet on the trip, the good vibes are always flowing. Couldn't recommend a TTR trip more if you want to improve your surf, practice yoga, explore a stunning new country and drink local beers with awesome like-minded people along the way.Ellen
Loved the trip, first surfing experience abroad to remember. Can't speak highly enough of Josh as an instructor and general organiser of daily activities as well as David and the Sion instructors. Will definitely be back to sri lankaElin
Travelers who have completed the recommended doses of COVID-19 vaccination and arriving after 2 weeks of completion of vaccination will be considered as fully vaccinated travelers. Any vaccination type accepted by the country of origin is acceptable.
A fully vaccinated traveller must have a negative PCR test result within 72 hours of entering the country, then you can roam freely.
If you are unvaccinated you must spend stay at a Certified Safe & Secure L1 hotel/s for the first 15 days of the visit and undergo an on-arrival PCR test, followed by a 2nd PCR (Exit PCR) on Day 14.
So essentially it is easy to enter if you are fully vaccinated, and expensive and long if you are not.
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Book a licenced transfer from the transfer desk at arrivals. The cars are fully insured and adhere to the current COVID-19 regulations set by the government. The price is set and the same price as haggling around on the ground. The return transfer we can help arrange from here and you will normally be able to share this cost with other travellers. Transfers are currently 11,000 LKR (approx £40) and take two hours.
Everyone traveling to Sri Lanka must have Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for entering in to Sri Lanka. Visit www.eta.gov.lkfor more information.
Breakfast and five evening meals are included so you just need to budget for two evening meals out, lunch and alcohol. So your budget depends on your consumption of the above. A cocktail at the roof top bar costs around £3, a local curry costs around £2 and fancy western style meal will cost you between £5-£10. Massages cost between £20-£40, you can get full spa packages for around £50. Clothes shopping in Galle is also a must and most items are hand made locally so won't break the bank :)