Are you dreaming of catching perfect waves and immersing yourself in the vibrant surf culture of Sri Lanka? With a plethora of surf camps to choose from, finding the right one can feel like navigating a minefield. But fear not! We’ve curated a list of the top 10 surf camps in Sri Lanka, each offering its own unique experience. So grab your board and let’s dive into this ultimate surf trip planning guide!
Ticket To Ride Surf House: Where Surfing Dreams Come True
Located in Ahangama, the Ticket To Ride Surf House is a haven for both beginner and experienced surfers alike. As you wake up to breathtaking views of Sticks and Marshmallows, two renowned local surf spots, you’ll know you’ve found the perfect base for your surf adventure. The camp offers various packages, from accommodation-only options to full surf experiences. World-class coaching from experienced instructors, who have even competed in prestigious surfing competitions, ensures that you’ll progress rapidly. Daily surf-specific yoga sessions and a stunning rooftop bar for sunset drinks make this surf camp a true gem.
Secret Spot Villa: Surf and Privacy Combined
If you’re seeking both privacy and the thrill of learning to surf or improving your skills, Secret Spot Villa in Ahangama is the perfect choice. This newly-built surf villa boasts open-plan living spaces, air conditioning throughout, and even a private pool. With accommodation for up to four people, it’s ideal for families, groups of friends, or couples looking for a tranquil retreat amidst palm trees and epic waves. Just a 5-minute stroll through the palm trees will bring you to Kabalana Beach, where you can enjoy breaks such as Sticks, The Rock, and Marshmallows. You can also opt to add on the famous surf coaching packages from Ticket To Ride, including daily breakfast, dinners, coaching, guiding, and video analysis.
Kima Surf Weligama: Boho Vibes and Surfing Delights
Having made a name for themselves with their epic surf camps in Bali, Kima Surf brings its unique boho vibes to Sri Lanka. Located in the scenic town of Weligama, this spacious villa offers a range of accommodation options, from dorms to luxury privates. The camp caters to all levels of surfers and provides ample communal areas and a refreshing pool for relaxation. The weekly package includes daily surf guiding sessions, video analysis, breakfast, dinners, surf theory classes, yoga sessions, and a Kima T-shirt. Although boards are not included, you can easily rent them from their in-house collection.
LaPoint: Scandinavian Luxury Meets Surfing
LaPoint, a favorite among the Scandinavian crowd, offers high-end surf villas across the globe, and Sri Lanka is no exception. Nestled in Ahangama, their villa-style camp blends luxury with a vibrant surf scene. Spacious rooms, communal areas, and a stunning pool in the backyard create the perfect ambiance for relaxation. The camp caters to all skill levels and features shared dorms, making it accessible for budget travelers. Their surf camp package includes accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, surf equipment, beginner surf lessons, surf theory sessions, surf location transportation, and yoga classes. Kabalana Beach, just a short walk away, beckons you to ride the waves.
Elsewhere Surf Camp: Where Fun and Adventure Meet
For solo travelers and backpackers seeking a social and adventurous surf camp experience, Elsewhere Surf Camp is the ideal choice. Founded by Mark, an experienced surf coach, this camp offers laid-back vibes and an opportunity to meet like-minded travelers. The core surf package includes accommodation, surf lessons or guiding, surf gear, yoga sessions, video analysis, and even some free photos. With the recent addition of a second villa camp, you can now enjoy a bit more peace and privacy while immersing yourself in the camp’s fun and vibrant atmosphere.
Luckys Surf Camp: Intimacy and Local Vibes
If you’re searching for an intimate and local surf camp experience, Luckys Surf Camp in Weligama is the place to be. Founded by Sri Lanka’s top-ranked surfer, Lucky, this camp caters to smaller groups of up to 12 surfers. Just 50 meters from the sandy shores of Weligama Beach, it’s perfect for beginners and those looking to improve their skills. The professional and knowledgeable surf instructors will guide you to the best spots based on the day’s conditions. The surf camp package includes accommodation, breakfast, dinners, surf theory sessions, surf lessons, photo and video analysis, and surf transport. With its cozy atmosphere and proximity to the beach, Luckys Surf Camp offers an unforgettable experience.
Dreamsea: Luxury by the Beach
Imagine staying in a beachfront paradise while learning to surf—Dreamsea makes this dream a reality! Situated in Ahangama, this surf camp embodies luxury and style. Inspired by their renowned Indo surf camps, Dreamsea offers various packages, including Surfers Paradise, Retreat Yourself, and Happy Couple. Choose between private doubles, private twins, or shared twins if you’re traveling solo. The surfers package includes accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, surf equipment, surf lessons, yoga sessions, and transport to surf spots. With a mesmerizing pool overlooking the ocean, an in-house restaurant serving western-style cuisine, and direct access to the beach, Dreamsea takes luxury surf camping to the next level.
Safa Surf Camp: Surfing Paradise in Arugam Bay
Located just a short drive from Arugam Bay, Safa Surf Camp at Sand Dune Hotel is a dream come true for surfers. Arugam Bay, famous for its long and thrilling right-handers, offers the perfect playground for beginners and advanced surfers alike. Safa Surf Camp provides three package options: Wellness, Surf Traveller, and Flexi Surfer. The Surf Traveller package includes accommodation, 10 coaching sessions, surf theory classes, surf equipment, surf photography, transportation to surf spots, daily breakfasts, and yoga classes. Although Safa Surf Camp is not a traditional surf camp in terms of accommodation-only options, its limited capacity and unbeatable location make it an excellent choice for those seeking a more intimate surf experience.
Kima Surf Hiriketiya: Surf Paradise Unveiled
Newly opened in 2022, Kima Surf Hiriketiya captures the essence of the famous Kima Surf Camps. Situated on the iconic Hiriketiya Beach, this camp offers both surf guiding and surf coaching packages. The weekly package includes accommodation, daily surf guiding, video analysis sessions, breakfasts, dinners, surf theory classes, yoga sessions, and a Kima T-shirt. Longer and shorter stays are also available, and there are special discounts for long-term packages. With its refreshing swimming pool, a variety of accommodation options, and delectable local cuisine, Kima Surf Hiriketiya guarantees a high-end surf camp experience near the stunning Hiriketiya Beach.
Plan Your Surf Trip to Sri Lanka Now!
With so many incredible surf camps to choose from in Sri Lanka, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your surfing desires. Whether you’re a beginner ready to catch your first wave or an experienced surfer seeking new challenges, these camps offer an unforgettable experience in stunning locations. So pack your bags, grab your board, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime in the surfers’ paradise that is Sri Lanka!
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