We think you’ll agree that any activity becomes more enjoyable the more your progress, whether that’s skiing, surfing, yoga, or SUP. What makes surfing on the south coast Sri Lanka ideal is the sheer variety of surf breaks within a 30–40-minute drive. And February is the optimal time of year for waves suitable for all skill levels. From mellow longboarding waves and beginner beach breaks all the way to the more advanced shallow reef breaks. The waves are consistent, the water is warm, and the wind allows 2 sessions a day, most days.
Whether you’ve never touched a surfboard in your life, you live and breathe it, or you’re somewhere in between, there is a wave for you in Sri Lanka. Surf sessions are tailored for your specific level, and breaks surfed will vary each day depending on conditions and your progress. The surf instructors can be as hands-on or off as you prefer. Each morning you’ll have lessons, but you can always opt-out and make the most of the surf guide service, which they’ll get you into the ocean and point you in the right direction.
There will be a full stock of boards at your disposal throughout your trip; everything from performance shortboards to fun boards, longboards, and a good range of beginner foam boards so that whatever your level and however you progress, we’ve got the right board for you and the conditions, as well as leashes and wax. If you have a favorite board that you just cannot live without, you’re more than welcome to bring it.
Just 2km inland from the picturesque Kabalana Beach, you’ll find your home for the trip in a stunning new eco-lodge amongst the palm trees and lush tropical rainforest biodiversity of Sri Lanka. The lodge sits on a working tea and coconut estate, perched on 12 private acres. When you aren’t surfing, practicing yoga, or enjoying a meal, you can explore the surrounding jungle, sip on a coconut poolside and watch the peacocks strut by, or check out one of the nearby towns.
Our expeditions focus on movement and exploration, utilizing energizing and restorative yoga practices to help you achieve your surf & SUP objectives. No experience is required to practice yoga, breathwork, and meditation with us in Sri Lanka. Each class is designed to support you on your surfing journey, whether it’s your first time or if you’re an experienced yogi.
Most days will start with coffee, tea, and fruit – and for early risers, a breathtaking sunrise – followed by your morning surf lesson. Following surf, we have a hearty breakfast, honestly one of the best parts of the day. Late-morning/early-afternoons are usually spent relaxing by the pool, surfing theory or video analysis, and perhaps a massage. A healthy light lunch in the afternoon is followed by yoga, then a quick snack and an afternoon free surf session. Afternoon surf ends in time to catch the sunset and relax before dinner. The vibrant and colorful Sri Lankan landscape inspires every meal - modern twists on local Sri Lankan food with global cues fusing health and indulgence.
A typical day
7:00 am: Pre-surf coffee, tea, and fruit
7:30 am: Leave for surf lesson or free surf
10:00 am: A hearty, healthy group breakfast
12:00 pm: Surf theory, massage, swim, chat, or nap
2:00 pm: A light, healthy lunch
3:00 pm: Yoga, massage, swim, chat, or nap
4:30 pm: Sunset free surf session
7:30 pm: Meet for dinner
Each day will look a little different depending on surf conditions and the day of the week. The itinerary is thoughtfully designed for you to actively enjoy Sri Lanka to the fullest, but everything is optional. If you want to spend a day sipping cocktails by the pool, explore some nearby towns, or spend 8 hours surfing, you’re more than welcome.
The lodge, while secluded in the jungle, is 5 minutes by tuk-tuk to the Indian Ocean, 10-15 minutes to Ahangama and Weligama on the Southern coast and 25 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage town of Galle.
A stunning central courtyard featuring lush fauna welcomes you into the main lodge with an open-sided communal lounge, dining area, and bar. The main lodge also has 4 large bedrooms, each with AC, en-suite bathrooms, hand-made wardrobes, and private patios overlooking the surrounding lowlands and paddy fields. Each room has a day room with couches shared with one additional room. These main rooms sleep two and can be booked as a double (if traveling with a partner or if booked as single occupancy) or a twin.
There is 1 cabana and 1 cabana suite set away from the main lodge offering a little more privacy and space, each with a private balcony overlooking the rice paddies. Both come with AC, and en-suite bathrooms, and the cabana suite features a spacious lounge and living area.
From a couple of adventure travel enthusiasts at a world-renowned backcountry ski company, the idea for Expedition Terra was born; and our mission remains to offer once-in-a-lifetime worldwide adventure travel experiences.
Expedition Terra is our expansion into a different, much warmer frontier; our expansion into the next level of adventure and the next level of advocacy for the protection of our planet. We travel to places of natural beauty with engaging people who are looking for adventure in regions that many may not even know existed. These experiences are designed to ignite the human spirit on memorable, inspiring trips to the unique corners of the globe. Expedition Terra is rooted in the search for warmer frontiers. Prioritizing unique destinations for surf, SUP and yoga experiences around the globe that boast a rich cultural diversity and authentic local connection.
Our expeditions to nourishing tropical locations focus on movement and exploration, utilizing energizing and restorative yoga practices to help you achieve your surf & SUP objectives, all whilst preserving our ocean's natural ecosystems and the environments that influence them.