Came to Weligama with my two kids (15 and 10) - they had 7 lessons between them over 2 days. Super-impressed with instructors Anju and Kire. Calm, patient, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. The kids loved it. They've done a bit of surfing before but really built on their skills here. The waves are not huge but pretty consistent making it a great beach for beginners but still fun for those with more experience. If you're not surfing, there's a great little area with sun loungers and bean bags where you can hang out all day and watch. Bonus is that just next door is a beach bar serving, according to the kids, "the best chocolate milk shakes in Sri Lanka" and plenty of food to keep you fuelled up for the day. Also great to see that Freedom Surf hosts a weekly beach clean-up morning every Friday, with volunteers pitching up to pick up any rubbish they find, keeping Weligama Bay a beautiful clean spot to enjoy the ocean.
Surfing with Freedom Surf school was a really good experience. Both of my teachers Kiri and Niro were really nice and helpful and thnaks to them my surfing got so much better during the week I spent in Weligama. Also had good tips on how to improve my surfing and choose the right board.
Also really enjoyed my stay in the Freedom Villa! Leomi was super helpful and made my stay in the Villa very comfortable.
I would highly recommend both Freedom Surf school and Freedom Villa to anyone staying in Weligama!
Stayed here over New Years 2018 and it was great. Calm and relaxed feeling in the villa with Leo and Lily catering to you needs. Stayed in a AC-room and it was excellent. Unfortunately I got I’ll a day before coming here and could not go to surf as much as I wanted but the few times I managed was great. Instructors really pushed me to become better which was great. Sometimes you need extra motivation and these guys bring it - smiling!
This was my second time with Freedom surf school. I spent with them together 25h of individual surfing lessons. I am very satisfied. I could recomend trully two instructors: Niro and Kiri - both were very patient and interested in mine and my wife’s developement. Next year we will also choose them. Some of theor boards have GoPro mount and I could record my ride :)
I came to take Surf lessons. I took the 5 days package (includes 2h lessons one to one and unlimited board rental), and even if, compared to some places in Europe, the general teaching level in Weligama is not that high, I must say I have improved thanks to Benja ! The rate price/quality is very good and Leomi is very nice ! The material is good and everyone is easy and flexible. I recommend it !
I particularly liked the video lesson, where I could see my mistakes and discuss with the teacher how to make it better.