Surfcamp Sri Lanka is the result of over ten years of experience working in and running surf camps in Europe. Established in 2004 we have developed a solid relationship with the local people of Sri Lanka and are stoked to be among the first surf camps in the area to be spreading the word.
Founder Matt Shears has over 12 ...
Plantations Surf Inn & Restaurant:
We are a home stay accommodation away from the noise of the road, but still close enough to the white sand beaches and waves. It is possible to snorkel, dive, and fish right in front of the guesthouse. The house is run by our friendly family with an attached restaurant who's chef has 24 ...
A relatively small, tropical island with an opposite east-west monsoon season, Sri Lanka has two distinct seasons on either side of the island.
November to April brings morning offshore winds to the western side, centred around Hikkadua, where beach and reefs dominate. May to October brings the same conditions to the east centred around Arugam Bay. Here the occasional reef and a profusion of long, sand points offer relatively unchallenging but consistent waves. The waves here are from the same swells which regularly sweep up the Indian Ocean from the Roaing 40s. First surfed by Rusty Miller in 1965, this area is a popular leg of many travellers journeys and as such the surf can be crowded at the most popular spots. A long-running and recently escalated civil war has in the main had little impact upon the visiting surfer, but corruption is rife in a country still not fully recovered from the 2001 Tsunami. Sea temperatures remain steady at about 27ÂºC or 81ÂºF year-round.
Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life.