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10 Of The Best Sri Lanka Surf Camps For Your Next Trip

Looking for the best Sri Lanka surf camps? Whether you want to learn to surf in Sri Lanka or push your skills to the next level, here are 10 of the best the country has to offer!

Trying to figure out the best Sri Lanka surf camps can be a bit of a minefield – there are so many to choose from!

So to help you figure out the best fit for you here are 10 of the top surf camps in Sri Lanka, ranging from high end, luxury villas to epic surf coaching and more backpacker style party vibes – time to start planning your Sri Lanka surf trip!

 

10 Of The Best Sri Lanka Surf Camps For Your Next Trip

 

Ticket To Ride Surf House

Location – Ahangama

Prices From = £133 per week (accommodation only)

If you’re on the hunt for the best coaching for your surf trip then the Ticket To Ride Surf House is the perfect base, whether you’re learning to surf or pushing your skills to the next level.

best surf camp sri ticket to ride surf house ahangamaSituated right in front of Sticks and Marshmallows, you can choose from accommodation only or a surf surf camp experience, with either a trip shared fan room or A/C twin/double.

Their surf camp packages are certainly towards to top end of the budget, but what you get in return is world class coaching – and you’ll be learning from experienced coaches who have competed on the world tour, won national titles and even took out podium finished in the Red Bull Sri Lanka Surf comp too!

Combining beach and in water coaching with classroom theory and video feedback whatever your skill level you’ll get heaps out of the coaching part of their programme.

With daily surf specific yoga sessions and an epic rooftop bar perfect for sunset this would be my pick if you asked which Sri Lanka surf camp I’d recommend!

Their week long surf camp packages include the following;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Dawn patrol tea/coffee and fresh fruit
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 x dinners
  • 5 x Surf lessons
  • 5 x Guided surf sessions
  • 5 x Surf theory and video analysis sessions
  • 5 x Surf specific yoga classes

Ticket to Ride also offer a couple of epic Sri Lanka Surf Trips too – which are well worth checking out if you want to combine waves with exploring the country. Or for those wanting to turn the beach into their office their Sri Lanka surf instructor course offers the chance to get your ISA in a tropical paradise!

Check out my full review here

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages = Yes

Walkable to the surf = Yes (1 min) Sticks, Marshmallows and Kabalana Beach

Best For = High quality coaching for all levels

 

 

LaPoint

Location – Near Ahangama

Prices From = 345EUR per week (bed and breakfast)

A favourite with the Scandinavian crowd LaPoint offers camps across the globe – including Bali, Morocco and Costa Rica. Sri Lanka follows suit on their high end surf villa style, where you’ll be kicking back in style.

best surf camp sri lanka lapoint ahangamaThey’re not the cheapest, but you certainly get what you pay for accommodation wise!

With spacious rooms, plenty of communal areas and even an epic pool and the back garden, their villa is certainly one of the most flashpacker surf camps out there – and they offer a range of coaching for all levels of surfer.

Despite the high end finish of the camp the fact they have shared dorms means the entry price is actually pretty low of bed and breakfast, but expect to pay around 780EUR per week for a surf camp package during high season.

Their surf camp package (level 1) includes;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 7 days with surf equipment
  • Level 1 Beginner Surf Course 5 x 2 hours
  • Surf theory
  • Walk or transport (depending on surf location) to surf lessons
  • 2 yoga classes

Although they’re a little way out of Ahangama itself, Kabalana Beach sits just a short walk from the camp and numerous other spots are within a short tuk tuk ride along the coast, all of which are included in the 

Check out my full review of LaPoint here

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages = Yes

Walkable to the surf = Yes (3 min) – Kabalana Beach

Best For = Beginners and those looking for a luxury surf camp

 

 

Solid Surf House

Location – Weligama Bay

Prices From = 449EUR per week (full surf package)

With camps already in Morocco and Bali, Solid Surf House has now recently launched a Sri Lanka surf camp too in Weligama Bay – the perfect spot for those wanting to learn to surf.

best surf camp sri lanka solid surf house weligamaTheir 7 day, all inclusive packages have everything you need to score super fun waves;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 x dinners
  • Daily surf lessons/surf guiding
  • Daily afternoon free surf
  • Morning and evening yoga sessions
  • Weekly theory lessons
  • Weekly video analysis

The camp itself is a brand new build – offering both dorm or privates (all A/C) and comes complete with a swimming pool, ideal for escaping the Sri Lankan heat during the day!

Inspired by their Bali camps it has a high end, boho style finish (much like Dreamsea) but with a much lower price tag!

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages = No

Walkable to the surf = Yes – Turtle Bay and Jungle Beach

Best For = those wanting an easy to choose package deal

 

 

Elsewhere Surf Camp

Location – halfway between Weligama and Midigama

Prices From = 260EUR per week (accommodation only)

If you’re a solo traveller or backpacker looking to hit the waves, meet some new travel buddies and enjoy a really fun, social surf camp then Elsewhere Surf Camp is a great option.

best surf camp sri lanka elsewhere ahangamaSetup by my buddy Mark (who I surf coached with years ago in Morocco) the camp offers fun, laid back vibes without breaking the bank. They have a range of activities and add ons to choose from but their core surf package includes;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 5 x surf lesson (or surf guiding)
  • All surf gear
  • 1 x yoga session
  • At least 1 video analysis session
  • Some free photos

Recently they’ve also added a second villa camp to their accommodation options – so if you’re looking for a bit more peace and privacy you can crash their whilst having all the fun vibes of the main camp, which is just across the road! This also plays host to their yoga workshops and classes too.

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = No

Accommodation Only Packages = Yes

Walkable to the surf = Yes (5mins)

Best For = Solo travellers looking for a social vibe

 

 

 

Kima Surf

Location – Weligama

Prices From = 147EUR per week (accommodation only)

Having setup a string of epic surf camps around Bali, Kima Surf have recently launched a Sri Lanka surf camp – offering the same awesome boho vibes their Indo camps are famous for.

best surf camp sri lanka kima surf ahangamaWith a range of room options from dorms to luxury privates it’s always a solid choice and this spacious villa has plenty of communal areas as well as a refreshing pool to chill out in as well!

Their weekly package includes;

  • 7 nights accomodation
  • Daily surf guiding (2 x daily)
  • 6 x video analysis sessions
  • Daily breakfast
  • 5 x dinners
  • 6 x surf theory classes
  • Friday night BBQ
  • 6 x yoga sessions
  • Kima T-shirt

One major thing with the above is that no boards are included, but you can rent from their range of in house kit. For some this wont be an issue but be aware of that when weighing up the pricing.

The other major add on is that if you want to learn to surf as part of your stay you can also bolt on the 5 day learn to surf package as well.

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages = Yes

Walkable to the surf = 

Best For = All levels, but specialising in surf guiding and those looking for a more luxury camp

 

 

Lanka Living Surf

Location – local village behind Ahangama

Prices From = 250 per week (accommodation & meal package)

If you’re looking for something a little bit different from your Sri Lanka surf camp experience then Lanka Living Surf sticks out amongst the many surf camps in the area.

best surf camp sri lanka living ahangamaNestled amongst the jungle, just behind Ahangama town in a small village, Lanka Living Surf puts you right in amongst the local lifestyle – where you’ll meet heaps of friendly locals.

A weeks surf camp package here includes;

  • 7 x Nights accommodation
  • 7 x Breakfast
  • 5 x Dinners
  • Surf Theory sessions
  • 5 x Surf lessons
  • 3 x Surf Fitness lessons
  • Video Analysis (Level 2 Only)
  • Unlimited drinks Tea, Water, Coffee
  • Transport to & from your Surf Lessons
  • Free use of Surfboards

Despite not being within walking distance of the waves there are plenty of surf spots within an easy 5-10 minute tuk tuk ride of the camp so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = No

Accommodation Only Packages = Yes

Walkable to the surf = No

Best For = Beginners and those looking for more local vibes

 

 

Dreamsea

Location – Ahangama

Prices From = 729EUR per week (accommodation & breakfast package)

The only Sri Lanka surf camp on the list that is absolute beach front, Dreamsea is the option for those who want to learn to surf in full luxury!

best surf camp sri lanka dreamsea ahangamaInspired by their luxury range of Indo surf camps, the Bali boho style design sets the vibe for Dreamsea surf camp – swish, upmarket and well polished.

Choose form either a private double, private twin or shared twin (if you’re travelling solo) – Dreamsea offer a couple of packages, including Surfers Paradise (for those who want waves), Retreat Yourself (for those wanting just yoga) and Happy Couple (for couples, choose 1 or a mix of the other two packages).

Their surfers package includes;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • Transport to/from surf
  • All surf gear
  • 12 hours of lessons/coaching
  • 3 hours of yoga

Complete with an epic pool overlooking the ocean (Bali beach club style!) they also have an in-house restaurant (open to the public) which attracts the sheer surf crowd looking for some awesome Western style food and sunset cocktails.

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages = Yes

Walkable to the surf = Yes (absolute beachfront) – 

Best For = those looking for absolute luxury

 

 

 

Safa Surf Camp

Location – Arugam Bay

Prices From = $500USD per week (surf package)

Based out of Sand Dune hotel – Safa Surf Camp is just a 5 min drive from Arugam Bay, arguably the most famous surf spot in the whole of Sri Lanka!

best surf camp sri lanka arugam bayThis reeling right hander offers up some super fun, long rides and even plays host to a few surf competitions too.

For those wanting to learn to surf the sandy bottom point break is a greta place to learn with their experienced instructors and for more advanced surfers the main point at Arugam Bay will offer some leg burning, carveable walls!

There are 3 package options to choose from here – The Wellness Package (inc private beach cabana), Surf Traveller (shared dorm) and Flexi Surfer (for more experienced surfers)

A weeks surf traveller package here includes;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 10 x 1.5 hour surf coaching sessions
  • Theory classes (wet and dry)
  • All surf equipment
  • Surf photographs and video feedback after surf
  • Transport to all surf locations
  • Airport Pick-up and drop-off from/to Colombo or Hambantotta
  • Daily breakfast
  • Yoga classes

It might not have the same vibes as a traditional surf camp, but the limited numbers and fact such an epic surf spots are on your doorstep make this an awesome option for anyone heading to the East Coast for some waves.

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages = NO

Walkable to the surf = Yes (10mins) – Arugam Bay

Best For = those wanting a smaller camp

 

 

Surf Camp Arugam Bay

Location – Arugam Bay

Prices From = $560USD per week (surf package)

best surf camp sri lanka arugam bayAnother Arugam Bay option, Surf Camp Arugam Bay is a small setup of 7 rooms (mix of fan and A/C) offering both guiding and coaching packages.

Situated more in the centre of town it’s only a 10 minute stroll to the famous Arugam Bay point break where you’ll spend your time hitting some of the the best waves Sri Lanka has to offer.

A fully local team it’s a great way to learn to surf with the locals and immerse yourself in the food and culture of Sri Lanka.

Their week long just surf package includes;

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 6 x surf session
  • 1 massage

Surf Camp Arugam Bay also offer a range of yoga options as well as surf and videography packages too.

The in house Ahimsa Vegan Cafe all boasts the best smoothie bowls in town…perfect for a post surf refuel!

Learn To Surf Packages = Yes

Surf Guiding Packages = Yes

Accommodation Only Packages =

Walkable to the surf = Yes (10 min walk) – Arugam Bay

Best For = those who want to be in the centre of town

 

And if you’re busy planning your Sri Lanka surf trip check out my full Sri Lanka surf guide here!

 

Which surf camp in Sri Lanka did you stay at?

Any other recommendations?

 

 

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