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5D7N Beginner Surf & Yoga Camp

By Camp Poe

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From US$ 1,021
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At a Glance

At a Glance

5 days 7 nights
Group trip (24 travellers per group)
This is for beginners who are looking to commit themselves to learn how to ride the waves. Spend 5 days with an experienced instructor mastering the skills of popping up, balancing on the board and turning. This includes 5 two-hour group lessons with an experienced coach, board hire for 6 days for your own practice, and 7 nights' accommodation at Camp Poe.

What's included

What's included

From US$ 1,021 192,203.02 LKR
  • 5 two-hour group surf lessons (6 persons in a group)
  • 6 day unlimited surf board use
  • 5 in-house dinners
  • Surfing photos
  • No surf lessons on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • No evening dinners on Mondays and Thursdays
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Transport

Transport

Free - Meet-up at Weligama
  • Meet-up at Camp Poe
    End at Camp Poe
    Start time is flexible. Do let us know which time you prefer.
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Availability

Availability

Trips available daily
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Bookings should be made at least 3 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

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Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Camp Poe

Camp Poe was founded in the spirit of helping the local community after the devastating tsunami in 2004. After the tsunami, Camp Poe staff helped rebuild many of the local homes that were destroyed, and to this day employ many of the local people who had been affected by the tsunami. Not only are they community minded, Camp Poe have also been incredibly thoughtful in making their accommodation very inviting, and have created a warm and collegiate atmosphere for all surfers.
5 years experience
English and Sinhala
Community-Based
Litter-Free

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 30 helpful reviews
Julia K, Switzerland
26 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We stayed there for a week in December 2018 for surfing and yoga. My boyfriend is quite an advanced surfer while I am a beginner. The vibe around the guests was great however the manager Ben did not really get involved with us. You can chill by the pool and take any surf board without a rental fee so if you want to surf by yourself you can just grab a board and go. We chose to stay in one of the bungalows which was quite humid, shabby chic but didn't have mosquito nets (they have tons of mosquitos), so we hunted every night before going to bed to avoid being eaten alive :) Since we came there after traveling Sri Lanka we focused solely on yoga and surfing unfortunately the times for yoga and surfing are often not coordinated so you need to chose either one. Another downer was that the surf times are not decided upon tide but just set and stay the same every day while it's just once a day and every third day is a day off. Beginners leave at 7:30am Intermediate leaves at 7:00 am Advanced leaves at 6:30am Since these times never change it can happen that you have no waves and since it's the only time to surf you might not get a good surf for the day unless you get your own tuk tuk and find a beach. This was a bit unfortunate especially if surfing was the main reason for your stay. As the surf groups did not all return at the same time for breakfast and often the fruit or meal of the day was already finished when the beginners returned and we had no real breakfast except toast with jelly. As many of the guests were disappointed by price for value we tried to engage in an open discussion with Ben. We were quite surprised that his response in the question around price to value was "I know it's expensive for what you get but seriously as long as people are willing to pay I don't really care". This was all we needed to hear and checked out early and all went to a hotel down the road and surfed on our own then. We have met some great people there but I would not recommend this place if you are looking for a great time to surf. That seems not to be the main focus there anymore. I know back in the days things were really cool but since Til (the former partner of Ben) left Camp Poe seems to have turned their focus.
Bronte M, Peru
25 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
I cannot express enough how good this camp was. I did the one week surf and yoga package and found it was the perfect combo of keeping active and chilling out. The vibes at this camp are so chilled and welcoming and you honestly feel like part of a big family from the minute you walk in ☺️ I was almost skeptic all when I saw no bad reviews for the place at first but I quickly understood why! Loved watching the monkeys play in the afternoons all around the camp and had the best time joining in on one of the paddle boarding activities too. I managed to improve my surfing heaps within a week too as the instructors are really knowledgeable and give easy to understand feedback. I will definitely be back!
Jack
13 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
Epic surf and yoga camp. All your needs are catered for and the staff are exceptionally helpful! Anything you need they can organise. There is always activities to do or you can just relax and do nothing by the pool. The food is delicious, made by locals. Lots of waves available for all abilities right on your door step or a short tuk tuk ride away. Big selection of boards. Great local and international surf teachers. Loads of monkeys and wildlife around for your viewing pleasure, but careful leaving clothes and toiletries lying around as monkeys love to play hide and seek with them. Thanks for a chilled holiday. Churrr
mona g, United Kingdom
30 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
Starting our Sri Lankan adventure at camp Poe allowed us to reset, relax and rejuvenate our mind and body. The camp itself is peaceful jungle which allows you to switch off from the world and immerse yourself in nature. The staff are extremely helpful, friendly and caring and Ben and the team have done a fantastic job in creating a wonderful culture for this camp. We stayed for 7 days and had the yoga and surf package which was a perfect combination of activity and relaxing. Although we are beginners at surfing, our surf in structure was very helpful and patient and we both managed to learn a few tricks which we hope to continue on our surfing Adventures. The yoga classes with Ben were everyday unexpected and allowed for a different adventure. The camp has a different vibe! It’s welcoming without judgement and everyone there is keen to get to know each other. I do miss camp Poe every day and can’t wait to have a drum session again one day. Thank everyone!!
Karma Kuzi
30 Aug 2019 on TripAdvisor
Best staff ever and a very mellow wave right in front of the camp. Good place to Progress your Surfing at every Level. Nice boards to rent, Video and Picture Analysis after sessions, great surf teachers and a very good Food. Everything you want in a surf camp

Camp Poe Policies

Camp Poe Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Camp Poe pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Hat
Mosquito repellent (for the evenings)
Rashguard
Sunglasses
Sunscreen (LOTS of sunscreen with Zinc!)
Swimming suit (maybe a few)
Towel
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