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Southern Province, Sri Lanka

Weligama Surfing and Yoga

Why go: Surfing for all levels

Best time: All months

  • Location Southern Province, Sri Lanka
  • Time Less than 1 day to 6 days
  • Noun dumbbells enabled Effortless to Average
  • Dollar From $14.25 USD to $1,137 USD
Weligama rests at the very bottom of the teardrop-shaped Sri Lankan island, in the center of Weligama Bay. The vibe here is relaxed and playful, with extremely friendly locals and beginner and advanced surfers from all over the world. Spend an idyllic week here working on your surfing skills in the bay, or enjoying your yoga practice on the beach. In the evenings, reward yourself with delicious seafood meals and sunsets from the terraces of the many bungalows that line the beaches.
Sri Lanka was rocked by the Easter bombings in April this year, and much-needed tourism revenue has taken a huge hit. Seek Sophie are waiving commissions for our Sri Lanka activities until the end of 2019 to support Sri Lanka in their rebuilding. What you pay for on our site will directly support the local operators and help them tide over a trying time like this.
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Choose from 4 options

All Levels

All Levels

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  • Beginner difficulty

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1-hour lesson

Private trip Private Trip Less than 1 day
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
14.25 USD

Per person

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4-day surf & stay

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 5) 4 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

The Green Rooms

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No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
505.16 USD

Per person

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6-day surf & stay

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 5) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

The Green Rooms

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
486.22 USD

Per person

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6-day surf & stay

Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 2) 6 days 6 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Surf N' Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
349.83 USD

Per person

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6-day surf & stay

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 6) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 19, 2019
Guided By:

Camp Poe

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No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
780 USD

Per person

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

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  • Noun dumbbells disabled
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  • Effortless difficulty

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5-day surf & stay

Private trip Private Trip 5 days 6 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
313.50 USD

Per person

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5-day surf only

Private trip Private Trip 1 day 5 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
199.50 USD

Per person

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

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  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Beginner difficulty

For people looking to learn to surf. Includes group coaching sessions on mastering the skills of popping up, balancing on the board and turning.

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5-day surf & stay

Private trip Private Trip 5 days 6 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
302.10 USD

Per person

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5-day surf only

Private trip Private Trip 5 days
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
188.10 USD

Per person

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6-day surf & stay

Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 6) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 19, 2019
Guided By:

Camp Poe

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
721 USD

Per person

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Advanced Level

Advanced Level

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  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Average difficulty

For advanced surfers looking to improve their skills. Includes group coaching sessions, and video analysis.

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6-day surf & stay (Sat arrivals only)

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 6) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 19, 2019
Guided By:

Camp Poe

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
840 USD

Per person

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All Levels

  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Beginner difficulty

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1-hour lesson

Private trip Private Trip Less than 1 day
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
14.25 USD

Per person

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4-day surf & stay

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 5) 4 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

The Green Rooms

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
505.16 USD

Per person

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6-day surf & stay

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 5) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

The Green Rooms

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
486.22 USD

Per person

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6-day surf & stay

Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 2) 6 days 6 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Surf N' Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
349.83 USD

Per person

View & Book

6-day surf & stay

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 6) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 19, 2019
Guided By:

Camp Poe

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
780 USD

Per person

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Intermediate Level

  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Effortless difficulty

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5-day surf & stay

Private trip Private Trip 5 days 6 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
313.50 USD

Per person

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5-day surf only

Private trip Private Trip 1 day 5 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
199.50 USD

Per person

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Beginner Level

  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Beginner difficulty

For people looking to learn to surf. Includes group coaching sessions on mastering the skills of popping up, balancing on the board and turning.

Compare and Book

5-day surf & stay

Private trip Private Trip 5 days 6 nights
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
302.10 USD

Per person

View & Book

5-day surf only

Private trip Private Trip 5 days
Earliest available Sep 23, 2019
Guided By:

Freedom Surf Sri Lanka

No reviews
6 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
188.10 USD

Per person

View & Book

6-day surf & stay

Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 6) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 19, 2019
Guided By:

Camp Poe

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
721 USD

Per person

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Advanced Level

  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells enabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Noun dumbbells disabled
  • Average difficulty

For advanced surfers looking to improve their skills. Includes group coaching sessions, and video analysis.

Compare and Book

6-day surf & stay (Sat arrivals only)

Highlights: Yoga classes included
Group trip Group Trip (Group Size: 6) 6 days 7 nights
Earliest available Sep 19, 2019
Guided By:

Camp Poe

Our Pick!
No reviews
4 years experience
English and Sinhala

From
840 USD

Per person

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What you should know

Depending on the option you choose, you will need to head to either Ahangama town (for the Camp Poe surfing options), or Weligama town (for the other options). You can get there by train, bus or car from Colombo.

🚌 If you are going by bus, you will need to take a bus to Mataram station, which takes approximately 5 hours. From Mataram station, you will need to take a tuk tuk to Weligama town or Ahangama town. This shouldn't cost more than LKR 5000-8000, and will take 30 minutes to Weligama town, and 45 minutes to Ahangama town.

🚂 If you're going by train, you will need to take a train to Weligama station, which takes approximately 3.5 hours. Once you arrive to Weligama station, you will need to get a tuk tuk to get to Weligama town or Ahangama town. This shouldn't cost more than LKR 200-400, and will take 10 minutes to Weligama town, and 20 minutes to Ahangama town.

🚗 You can also hire a private car and driver from Colombo - it will take approximately 2.5 and 3 hours each way by car to get to Weligama town and Ahangama town respectively. You can book one of our drivers for around US$50-55 each way here

If you are just starting your surfing experience, you will definitely want to hire an instructor at least for the initial few lessons. If you are serious about mastering the waves, you should take a week long camp where multiple hours of instruction each day will give you a good base to start your learning journey.

Surfing can be a pretty intense sport. Although the waves of Weligama are ideal for beginners, you should still know how to swim and be comfortable with vigorous exercise for a few hours at a time.

If you're a beginner, you can surf here all year round.

More advanced surfers looking for a challenge should come here during the months of December to March when some of the bigger and more challenging waves are available.

Ideally you should plan for a week. However, if you are a bit short on time, please contact us and we will work with our partners to accommodate your schedule for a shorter stay.

The difference between the options is in the comfort level of accommodation and the intensity of the course. Some will have more lesson time than others. Please also look out for the level as some of the options are geared towards beginners, while others are for more advanced surfers.

🍴While spending some time in Weligama, make sure to visit a few of the best restaurants in town (and arguably in the country!). Head to Aloha Weligama for a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food. Aloha is run by a Russian transplant who really knows how to cook! Also check out Hangtime for good Western fare.

🐳Another great activity in this area (during the months of November to March) is whale watching. You can either arrange this with the surf shops, or book it here with our local partner who provides an ethical whale watching experience https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/weligama-whale-watching

🌴You may also be interested to take a day trip to the UNESCO Sinharaja Rainforest for some hiking, or to one of the nearby national parks such as Yala or Udawalawe National Park. Any of these activities will require a bit of driving (about 2-4 hours) and a day off from your surfing. But it's a totally worth it! You can either arrange a trip with the surf shops, or just book a car and a driver to take you there for maximum flexibility https://www.seeksophie.com/experiences/driver-and-car-hire

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