Renowned for its rich culture, tropical weather, crystal-clear waters and unlimited surf for all surfing abilities. The list goes on: Sun-kissed beaches, amazing wildlife, great food and incredible waves are only some of the island’s gems which you have right in front of your surf house here in Ahangama in the south of Sri Lanka.
per Person/ 7 nights
per Person/ 7 nights
per Person/ 7 nights
Our surf house is located on the beach of Ahangama Town, opposite one of the most consistent waves on the Southwest Coast, tucked just 50m into the jungle.
The surf house has been created to cater to our world class surf coaching programme, with a spacious surfboard lockup, a large selection of brand new surfboards, a dedicated video analysis and feedback room and a covered roof terrace for surf specific yoga and drills.
The communal areas include a large dining space, garden and rooftop terrace. The terrace is a versatile space where we come together to relax, read, chat and party, and a key area for everyone to enjoy. Up here we serve our surf house guests a range of drinks and snacks throughout the day. We also offer quieter work spaces that allow you to stay connected whilst travelling in Sri Lanka.
Here in Sri Lanka, you can take your surfing to the next level. Whatever your surfing ability, if you are a complete beginner or total ripper, our team’s commitment is to take it to the next level, whilst giving you the tools to enable you to further your progression on your own.
The 5 day surf coaching course has been designed and tailored to make you a better surfer, regardless of your surfing level. With a team of surf instructors led by former WCT surfer Nikita Rob and our dedicated surf coaching area, here in our surf house in Sri Lanka, we offer an immersive experience like no other.
In addition to the above, we run daily dawn patrol surf lesson, a post surf breakfast, have a dedicated video coaching centre where we do daily analysis, hold drills and theory classes. When on surf holidays with us in Sri Lanka, you also profit from top of the range surf equipment, a healthy diet and surf specific yoga.
Sticks is an intermediate reef break that is just 50 metres walk out front the surf house. Kabalana is the closest wave for beginners and just a 5 minute walk along the beach. We provide transport to the surf spots of your surf lessons. There are also a huge range of breaks within a 5 minute tuk tuk drive. We can arrange for the tuk tuks to come and collect our guests from the surf house.
Here in our Surf House in Sri Lanka, we have 9 guest bedrooms that sleep a total of 21 surf holiday guests. The rooms have been designed with traveling surfers in mind keeping it simple, clean and cool. All rooms are ensuite, cleaned daily, we provide linen with one linen change midweek and one bath towel per guest for your surf holiday week in Sri Lanka.
We offer accommodation for our surf holiday guests in three types of rooms. You can stay with us in one of three Triple Bed Dorms. These rooms are single sex, fan-cooled, ensuite and a shared room option, ideal for the solo surf traveler.
We also offer accommodation in three Twin Rooms and three Double Rooms, all ensuite and air conditioned. Our Twin Rooms are great for friends travelling together and our Double Rooms perfect for couples who want a few extra comforts. Upgrade our Double Room to a Private Room with a Single Supplement (Low Season: 145€; Mid Season 200€; High Season 235€).
Yoga has become an integral part of the surfing lifestyle. Today, most professional surfers practise Yoga to improve flexibility, strengthen core muscles and enhance their balance and overall surfing ability.
We run 5 yoga sessions that have been designed to compliment your surfing experience here in Sri Lanka. Our yoga instructors focus their sessions on stretching and core muscle development to help you improve your surfing performance.
We run our yoga sessions in the afternoon on weekdays. Our classes are held on the rooftop of our surf house with views over the ocean. Equipment is provided.
There’s nothing better than a good feed after a long and active day! All our Sri Lanka surf holiday packages include daily breakfasts and dinner on five evening of your surf house stay.
Here in Sri Lanka, we have tailored our menu to ensure a balanced and energy-focussed diet. Our team of local chefs provide you with a daily breakfasts as well as five evening meals. In addition to this, we have coffee and fresh fruit available at sunrise should you head out for a dawny. and we also serve daily energy-boosting snacks at 11am.
Our inhouse team also take orders for nibbles throughout the day, and there are a range of good cafés and eateries only a short walk from the surf house catering to all budgets.
A typical surf holiday day here in Sri Lanka starts with a surf at daybreak followed by a healthy breakfast. We head out for our surf lessons in the mornings between 9 and 11am, and get together for a post surf lesson snack before a theory surf or video analysis session. The afternoons are free for you to relax around the surf house or go on an excursion away from the surf camp. Yoga is held in the afternoons before more surf lessons or video analysis. We show surf clips every evening on the projector before dinner is served around 7pm.
If you’d like to explore the South of Sri Lanka, you can do so in many ways. We encourage all our surf holiday guests to immerse themselves in this beautiful culture and its lifestyle.
Traditional Cookery Class | The food in Sri Lanka is totally unique and mouthwateringly more-ish. Learning how to cook a traditional Sri Lankan curry is a priceless experience.
Kumana National Park | Visit Kumana, also known as Yala East National Park, and see all sorts of exotic Wildlife in their natural habitat. Last time visited, we saw a leopard and a sloth bear!
Pottuvil Lagoon Tour | Enjoy a peaceful sunset tour around Pottuvil lagoon, spotting eagles and elephants, but hopefully no crocodiles…
Tea Plantation Tour | Ever wondered how your morning cup of tea is actually made? Come and see the traditional method of creating our staple refreshment.
Ayurvedic Massage | A great way to relax after a day surfing. Experience this ancient traditional method of massage for yourself.
Temple of the Tooth | Visit the world-famous temple of the Tooth, the cream of the crop when it comes to temples in Sri Lanka.
Botanical Garden Visit | A relaxing and truly fascinating tour of Kandy’s botanical garden.
Adam’s Peak | Join hundreds of pilgrims as they walk the 5,500 steps up to the top of the mountain to watch the sunrise. Unforgettable.
Travelling in a foreign country can be quite the adventure. This is very true for an island like Sri Lanka where the rules and modes of Western transportation don’t always apply. The closest airport to our surf camp in Sri Lanka is Colombo, also known as Bandaranaike and Katunayake airport.
We can organise a taxi to collect you from the airport and take you to the Surf House (this takes 2.5-3 hours). It is £80/95€ per car for up to 4 people (one way). Ideal for one person with surfboard or up to 4 travelling lighter. If you wish to book a transfer, please let us know your flight arrival and departure time, flight numbers for return flights, arrival and departure airport and number of surfboard bags.
Many of our surf holiday guests in Sri Lanka like to make their own way to the surf camp. Our surf house is located in Ahangama, close to Sri Lanka’s southernmost tip and about 135 km from Colombo International Airport. Travelling from Colombo, busses, trains and tuk tuks – or a combination of the three – will get you to our surf house in about 4 to 4.5 hours at a varying cost of between 15€ and 55€.
Before arriving in Sri Lanka, here are a few things we found helpful when travelling around the island:
Your Passport | Should be valid for more than 6 months from your booked date of arrival. We recommend you bring a photocopy of it just in case.
Visa | You need a visa for your surf holiday in Sri Lanka. For EU members (not UK), this is issued upon arrival and costs US $35. Visas can be obtained via the Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). This website also provides a list of countries applicable for the ETA fee waiver program.
Travel Insurance | We would always recommend travel insurance to our surf holiday guests. You will be covered under our insurance during surf lessons. However, when you are free surfing, for example, and you damage somebody else’s surf equipment, you are liable for the repair costs. If you’re looking for a travel insurer, contact our team.
International Driving Licence | If you want to hire a car, rent a bike or drive a tuk tuk yourself.
Spending Money | As much or as little as you see fit. Must be enough to cover two dinners out.
Clothes | Swim- & beachwear, sunscreen and hat, beach towels, rain jacket
Other Useful Items | Travel Adapter, Toiletries & Mosquito Repellent
Tropical Water Surf Wax | … Is hard to come by, so we recommend you bring your own. The water temperature is around 27 degrees. Local Sri Lankan surf wax is like rubber and good tropical surf wax is hard to find on the island.
Rash Vests & Board Shorts | … Can be found in some places, but not many. Best to bring a couple with long and short sleeves, go for UV +50 fabric. You can leave your wet suit at home!
Our Star Surf Camps office team is based in Plymouth in England and speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. If you have questions about our Sri Lanka surf holidays or surf camp packages, you can pick up the phone to call us on +442081335337 or WhatsApp us on +447803270961, send us a message on our live chat, Facebook messenger or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exchange rate can be a bit confusing at first, so it’s good to have an idea of the quantity you’d like to get in advance:
- £1 gdp = around 224 Sri Lankan Rupee
- £50 = around 11,200 Sri Lankan Rupee
Another useful way to carry money is using a currency card, which you can top up online. We love Revolut cards, which usually provide a good exchange rate and are widely accepted abroad. A credit card is also useful in case of emergencies.
You need a visa for your surf holiday in Sri Lanka. For EU members, this is issued upon arrival and costs US $35. If you are travelling on a U.K. passport, you will have to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) in order to enter Sri Lanka, please see this website for more information www.eta.gov.lk.
If you are travelling from outside the U.K. then please check with your own embassy for the latest visa information. We recommend that you book your return ticket before arriving in Sri Lanka. To book in advance and for more information, visit: www.eta.gov.lk.
We advise that you take out personal travel insurance before travelling. In the past, our clients have had a good experience with ‘World Nomads’, the specialist insurance provider for adventure travel.
We’ve got great swells all year round on Sri Lanka’s South coast. The best months for a surf holiday in terms of weather are October through April when our days are filled with sunshine and the surf is generally offshore! May through September are still warm, but get the occasional rain showers that bring rougher conditions with them.
You are welcome to bring your own surf gear. We have plenty of space in our surf camp to store it during your surf holidays. Simply let us know before your arrival, so we can arrange for a big enough car for your airport transfer.