fbBeach Camp Weligama — Thermal
Accommodation
Private & shared rooms
Duration
7+ nights
Nearest major airport
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport (CMB)

The ultimate Sri Lankan surf experience

"We are a top-rated surf camp in Sri Lanka, right in the heart of Weligama. We are meters away from the best surf spots out there! Made for surfers, by surfers."

The surf

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When it comes to surfing in Sri Lanka, everyone would like to get it right with the weather and surf conditions. To start off, we can tell you that there are two coastlines in Sri Lanka where you can surf: one is the east coast, where the season starts from May to October, and another one is the south coast, where the season starts from October to April. Our best surf camps are located on the south coast, which has the longest surf season with many surf points to choose from.

October to April gives dry and sunny weather conditions to the south coast. Water temperatures will be around 80°C-90°F (25°C-30°C), which gives you a great opportunity to surf in Sri Lanka without a wet suit. The combination of head-high glassy waves, long periods, and offshore winds creates the setting for perfect surf conditions for anyone from beginners to advanced surfers.

May to September is off-season for surfing in Sri Lanka but still great temperatures and conditions for other travelers. The so-called monsoon period only delivers some rain at night and the rest of the day is always great weather.

Our surf camp

Weligama is the home for our surf camp and was once just another sleepy coastal town. Now, it is widely known as one of Sri Lanka best beginner surf destinations. Weligama is a huge bay on the southern tip of the island, protected from the heaviest swells, making its waves soft and smooth, perfect for beginner surfing.

Even when there are high walls striking through the reefs of nearby surf spots outside of Weligama Bay, you can still enjoy slow and easy beach breaks here. All along with the shore, comprising a beginner-intermediate surfing beach, you can find some of the top-rated Sri Lanka surf camps. Thus the best surf schools are within 500m distance. There is never a shortage of board rentals and surf instructors ready to bring your surfing to another level. And hey - it's not only the best surf for beginners. As Weligama is located perfectly in the middle of all the best surf breaks Sri Lanka offers on the southwest, there are plenty of nearby reefs and point breaks for intermediates.

Within 15-30 minute drive in both directions from our surf camp, you can hit lots of quality surf spots: from Matara surf breaks to some of the best surf spots of Ahangama. This is also a great way to gradually advance from soft beach breaks to some of the zippy reef surf points.

The lodge

Our camp is just in front of the best surf spot on Weligama beach, a less crowded beginner break. However, for more advanced surfers, we are just walking distance to the Weligama main spot, as well as easy access to another nine to ten surf spots within a ten-minute radius!

We have a swimming pool, where you can freshen up and enjoy a beer after a tiring surf session. On top of that, our rooftop restaurant and our chilling area offer lots of good food and social events to keep our guests relaxed and entertained between activities. Our surfer rooftop is the heart of the camp where you will meet everyone from around the world in one place, you’ll make new friends for life. We organize daily social events for everyone to gather around and have fun while making good memories!

The rooms we offer are perfect for singles, couples, groups, or families. They are very spacious with enough room for all the gear you might bring along for your time here. This camp holds twelve fully air-conditioned rooms. Every room has its own private balcony and bathroom. Wake up to the sound of waves breaking just meters away and help us turn your surf holiday into an unforgettable experience.

Activities

No matter what kind of surfing skills and ambition you arrive with, our goal is to get you up and ripping in no time! To make sure of that, each instructor only takes five people out in the water. That way you are sure to get the personal feedback and tips that guarantee fast progress on the surfboard! Surfing Sri Lanka’s best waves, advancing your skills following the right surf techniques, and immersing in the unique sociable atmosphere will surely create an unforgettable surfing holiday if you join us at our beach camp.

Here all lessons are conducted by ISA certified surf instructors and top-rated yoga teachers. Our highly professional team includes native Lankan, Germans, Dutch, Scandinavians, or British with fluent English and good knowledge of the local surf scene.

Location

South Asia/Sri Lanka/Southwest Sri Lanka
Getting there
Fly to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). From there, it's a two-and-a-half-hour drive to our beach camp. Transfers ca... read more

The Surfer Weligama

Leading trips since 2015
Lahiru
Owner
Lahiru
Lahiru

The Surfer Surf Camps in Sri Lanka are fully owned by a local surfer who was born and grew up in Weligama.

Located at the heart of the surfing area in Weligama, our goal at the camp is to get you up and ripping the waves as fast as possible! We know that you would like to get the most out of your stay here.

Both of our surf camps in Sri Lanka are located in Weligama, which is a cozy beach city with all comforts. You have easy access to doctors, pharmacies, restaurants, convenience stores, shopping centers, banks, and ATMs. But we understand that you are here for surfing and that’s what it is all about. It is really easy to get around on a scooter or tuk-tuk. There is much sightseeing you can do within a one-hour radius. The nightlife is very good with restaurants and lively bars which are only ten minutes away along the coast by tuk-tuk.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Questions?

What's included?
Seven nights accommodation, surf lessons or guiding for six days depending on package, surf theory every day, breakfast, dinners (including three special buffet dinners), two complimentary yoga sessio... read more
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfers, lunch and extra activities.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.
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