9 Nov 2024 All Levels Split Payment Options Trips from £1495


Luxury surf retreat run by the best, based out of an idylic tropical escape in between the Surf House and the Paddy Fields.

PALM is a new breed of hotel hidden between the Surf House and the Rice Paddies, in Ahanagama, South West Sri Lanka, offering an experience you wouldn't expect from the area.

Basically they are the best in the business so it made sense for us to team up to offer a luxurious surf retreat for those who want the best surf coaching in the game, but a bit of bouge…

What to Expect

There are two accommodation options. The price indicated is for a private cabana for one person. If you want to upgrade to a luxury suite or villa, or bring a partner with you see the prices below:

  1. Luxury Suite (2 available) £1,695pp single occupancy, £1,195 double share
  2. Luxury Cabana (6 available) £1,495pp, £1,095 double share

When you make your booking please specify the accommodation option and we will adjust your invoice accordingly.

The Suites and Cabana's have king size beds and are perfect for couples.

The Surf Course needs no introduction.

You will have a dedicated host taking care of you throughout the week.

Full inclusions:

  • Return Airport Transfers
  • Welcome Dinner and pre retreat briefing
  • 7 nights accommodation of choice
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 Day Surf Course including pickup from PALM and drop off
  • Video analysis, theory and feedback sessions
  • Surf specific yoga and training classes
  • Expert advice and help throughout the day, fun and constant smiles from the Ticket To Ride crew
  • Leaving BBQ

A Surf Day:

  • 05:45 - Pickup from PALM
  • 6.00am - Coffee & fruit @ TTR
  • 6.15am - Pre-surf stretch
  • 6:30am - Surf lesson in-water
  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10am - Surf theory & video analysis
  • 11:30am - Surf specific training / yoga
  • 12.30pm - Drop off to PALM 
  • ALL DAY - Lounge by the pool, read a book, explore the local area
  • Evenings are free for sundowners at PALM or the Ticket to Ride Surf House, 2 social dinner will be arranged through the week

Saturday is arrivals and departure day. Wednesday is a day off with an ‘optional’ excursion.

What's Included

  • Airport Transfers

  • Breakfast

  • Yoga Sessions

  • Video Surf Analysis

  • All Surf Lessons

  • Surf Guiding To The Best Beaches

  • All Surf Transport

  • Surf Hire

  • Welcome Meal

Course Video

What past riders say


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.

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.

Check in is from 3pm and check out is at 11am.

Breakfast and 5 dinners are included in the trip price - so not a lot just depends on how many sundowner cocktails you fancy... £5 will get you a cocktail, £2 will get you a delicious rice and curry from a local spot, whilst Western options are around £4-10.

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

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

Yes! For the surf coaching we will split the group by ability, and you will be taught to your level. We will also provide the right surfboard for you, which you can swap throughout the week if you'd like to try other boards. There is a wave infront of the camp that is best suited to intermediate surfers, but there are loads of breaks nearby that are ideal for beginners, improvers and more experienced surfers, from beach breaks to reefs. We travel mostly by tuktuk, all transport is provided and arranged by Ticket to Ride during surf coaching hours.

Yes, return airport transfers are included, just let us know your flight details. The journey from the airport to accom is about 2.5/3 hours.

Straight from the surf