Arugam Bay, a hidden gem of a coastline and probably Sri Lanka’s exoticism at its best.
Known to have one of the top ten surf spots in the world, Arugam Bay is any surfers absolute dream. It justifies its place by locating a world away from the hustles and bustles of cities, keep the beach pristine and away from the most popular tourist driven west-coast.
The surf camp in Arugam Bay is exclusively run by Tropical Vacations. The camp is instructed by Arugam Bay’s most experienced and qualified Surf Instructor. He has previously surfed the waves in many popular surf spots such as in Hawaii and also has experience in snowboarding in Austria. The intention of the camp is to provide close attentive service transforming the beginner and the intermediate surfer in to a confident surfer during a span of 10 days. The group is allowed to a maximum of 10 which creates the each to learn in a personal level.
You will also be staying at probably the best in the area for accommodation. The Jetwing’s Kottukal Beach House, is exclusively reserved purely for the group to stay during the training period. It is located at Pottuvil Point which is one of the best for surfing itself.
In many ways, this is a luxury surf camp. Not only for its quality accommodation but also the luxuries of a highly qualified, well spoken surf instructor who live and breath surfing in Arugam Bay. The transfers are also done by a luxury tourist coach which is a definite ease of journey for you to after a long flight.
We are fortunate to find a pure ‘Yogi’ to instruct you for all the yoga classes. Her name is Tara a Suisse yoga teacher spends half of her time in retreats of India and then visit Sri Lanka to impart her knowledge. Yoga lessons are also included in the cost where you have the opportunity of experiencing the best format of yoga with great insights in to learning what you do and how it leads you to improve deep within.
Arugam Bay is located in the east-coast of Sri Lanka. It also a 3.5 hrs drive away to access the Yala national park where the largest leopard concentration resides, among elephants, crocodiles and plenty of migratory bird species.
A little ride from the beach, You will pass paddy fields, water buffalos crossing the road, small shops selling tempting quick snacks.
Visit the Kudimbigala Forest Hermitage is a place to visit during your stay and revive your soul! It consist of hundred of cave’s used by Buddhist monks to meditate and dive deep in Samadhi.
In essence, by booking this surf camp you will learn not only a new a great skill to keep yourself fit and enjoy but an irresistible addiction to come back over and over again to this spellbinding coastal in the east-coast of Sri Lanka.
The Surf camp has three slots where each one runs for 7 nights 8 days. Please see below for the details.
Option 1 : Check-in 1st July – Checkout 8th July
Option 2: Check-in 8th July – Checkout 15th July
Option 3: Check-in 15th July – Checkout 22nd July
Option 4: Check-in 22nd July – Checkout 29th July
Total Cost US$1190.00 ( or Approx. £912.00) per person
• 8 days stay at Kottukal by Jetwing Private Beach Villa with breakfast
• Airport transfers from Colombo int. airport to Arugam Bay
• Daily transfers to surf spots as advised by the surf instructor
• 7 intensive surf lessons by two of the best surf instructors
• 7 intensive yoga lessons in the evening
• Video feedback and a DVD to take back
• All surf equipment
• Surf photographs of you
One of our staff will be staying there throughout the period rest assuring your stay is comfortable and all your needs are met.
It’s never too early to secure your position. Please get in touch with us by filing out the form below. Extensions are also possible arranged before hand. You can view our other itineraries to learn about this magnificent island, Sri Lanka!
This will be your home for the full duration of the camp. Kottukal Beach House is probably the best private beach villa in the area with quality facilities and attentive staff. It is not the usual budget accommodation like other camps, but a highly maintained private beach villa. You can dine all meals there and on request arranged to have it by the beach or at the garden!
Its swimming pool which overlooks the beach is all yours throughout the camp an ideal way to end the day.