SURFING AT SRI LANKA

SPIRITUALITY ISLAND

At list once in a life, every wave searcher should surf at Sri Lanka. Even more all those attracted by oriental mystic and yoga. Buddha footprints are as present in the old Ceylon as the tuktuks and the surfboards. In the middle of the Indian Ocean, with coral reefs, quality waves had to be present. Hollow and poweful or long rides? It doesn’t matters. There are waves for everyone here. Even to get started in surfing. In 2022, Malamalama begins a three-months residence in the South of the ” Shining Island” in winter, to runaway from the European cold. All the ingredients are served. A paradise island. Awesome waves. Warm weather. Raw spirituality. And Malamalama Family over there to give you the best service.

THIS IS GONNA BE THE TRIP OF MY LIFE

Sri Lanka Surf at Mirissa Beach

THE BEST BEACHES IN SRI LANKA

At Sri Lanka there are two main surf areas. South and East. We go to the South. Easier to reach. More versatile.

Also, we like to go there on winter. Runaway from the cold to surf in boardshorts. At that time, the Maha Monsoon is hiting the West, so the famous Arugam Bay is not nice. Nevertheless, in the South, at our home, Yala Monsoon arrives in summer.

Our lodge is located in Mirissa. The beach, 5 minutes away, is a legendary coral reef spot. There’s an awesome right wave, easily over a meter. Just take care with the coral and the sea urchins in the last section… If you are not that skilled, you have Welligama a couple kilometres away, with a nice and friendly beach break. We go there for the rental and the lessons. It’s a long beach with lots of line ups for everyone.

Also there are other neat spots. Madiha, Midigama, Dickwella, Hiriketiya… Each kilometre a new beach. All good for surfing. Each one different from the other.

At that time, the weather is between 25 and 30 degrees in the outside and about 28 degrees in the water… There’s no need to say that you don’t need to put the wetsuir on you baggage.

surf tuk tuk on the beach

SRI LANKA MYSTIC

Sri Lanka is a rare case. It’s been a commercial port through the centuries. Arabians, Portuguese, Dutchmen, British… Everyone has used the good old Ceylon as a trading point or as a farming area. Even though, Sri Lanka had managed to stay unaffected by the occidental charms. Only a few countries had preserved the rituals and traditions of ancient Buddism as Sri Lanka. Only in a few countries you can feel the Asian spirituality the same way. That’s why it’s one of the most requested destination by yoga lovers and buddist practice.

In our camp we have a perfect Yoga Shala for the daily practice, but if you are an experimented yogi, you should visit one of the mythical places. There are a lot of temples and Yoga Centers in the island. Also, is really nice to catch your mat and enjoy the sunrise or the sunset in the beach.

Our Yoga Shala at the surfcamp at Sri Lanka
Girl practicing yoga at Mirissa, en Sri Lanka

OUR SURFCAMP AT SRI LANKA

Our hostel at Mirissa has 6 double rooms. Three with a ceiling fan and 3 with A/C. Also, there are bunk beds rooms. Mixed or female only. Obviously those are way more cheap. If that’s what your looking for, please ask us, because the prices bellow are for the private rooms.

The facilities include a swimming pool, the Yoga Shala, hammocks for relaxing, an upper terrace chill out (perfect for the sunset yoga)… But, most of all, good vibes! Our guests are international, so cultural exchange is guaranteed.

Mirissa Beach is only 6 minutes away walking from the camp. 2 kms. to Welligama There are a lot of bars, restaurants and all kind of facilities in the surroundings, You can buy a nice vegetables curry with rice in the street food stands. A cocktail costs about 4 euros in the bars.

We have several tours for the non-surfing time (in case there are), the National Park of Uda Walawe to see the elephants, the temple of Perahena, the Dondra lighthouse, the Galle Fort, the sea turtles farm at Koggala… the old Ceylon is an awesome experience! Don’t stay only on the beaches!

Fan room in our surfcamp at Sri Lanka

USEFUL INFORMATION

  • 8 days / 7 nights in double shared rooms
  • 7 healthy breakfast
  • 1 farewell barbecue
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • Welcome drink
  • Malamalama guide available 24/7 at the hostel
  • Towels, linen and room cleaning
  • WIFI
  • International flights
  • Individual room supplement
  • Food or beverage not included in the program
  • Personal expenses (insurance, extra luggage…)
  • Visa (MORE INFO HERE)
  • Extra payments due to COVID protocols (see below)

Nowdays there are some mandatory protocols to travel to Sri Lanka due to COVID status. Up until now (15th September 2022):

  • IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED: You should be quarantined during 14 days in a “Level 1 Safe&Secure” hotel, so maybe you won’t be interested in this destination by now…
  • If you have a FULL VACCINATION CERTIFICATE: Protocols are more relaxed, but you’ll still need:
    • Negative PCR 72h before departing
    • PCR at arrival at Sri Lanka
    • At least 1 day booking in a “Level 1 Safe&Secure” hotel (you have to be quarantined till you recieve the results of your PCR)
    • Transfer from the airport to the hotel with a “Level 1 Safe&Secure” certified driver
    • Government mandatory insurance

Once you have the PCR results in Sri Lanka, the hotel will give you the certificate that will allow you to travel freely on the country. We are working on better prices, but, by now, we have the full package ( 1 night full board hotel, PCR at Sri Lanka, Transfer to the hotel and mandatory insurance) for something like 140 € in a single room and 95 €/ person in a double room.

Anyway, we think that this measures will be relaxed before the beginning of 2022. We will keep you updated of any changes on the policies.

Since all the policies are changing very often, we recommend you to take a look to our COVID MEASUREMENTS and visit the page of your Foreign Affairs Ministry RECOMENDACIONES DE VIAJE DEL MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES

LODGE AND BREAKFAST

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  • Basic Package
  • Video and pictures from the trip

SURFCAMP

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  • Basic Package plus:
  • Theoretical surf lesson
  • 6 days board rental (4 hours/day)
  • 6 surf lessons
  • Video coaching
  • Video and pictures from the trip

SURF & YOGA CAMP

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  • Basic Package plus:
  • Theoretical surf lesson
  • 6 days board rental (4 hours/day)
  • 6 surf lessons
  • 5 yoga lessons
  • 1 The Power of Breath lesson at the beach
  • Video coaching
  • Video and pictures from the trip

YOGA CAMP

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  • Basic Package plus:
  • 5 yoga lessons
  • 1 The Power of Breath lesson at the beach
  • Video and pictures from the trip
  • The prices are illustrative and can vary depending on the options and the dates you choose.
  • The prices are for the detailed packages in a double share room with private bathroom and ceiling fan, starting on 22nd of January
  • We also have double rooms with A/C (a little bit more expensive) and dorms with bunk beds, mixed or only female(cheaper).
  • Individual room has a supplement of 140€/week
  • You can have an insurance with COVID policies from 47 euros for 1 week. Ask us.
  • We have a lot of cultural and nature extra activities.
  • Packages are absolutely flexible to fit your needs. That said, camp planning is from saturday to saturday, so activities could vary in case you need different dates.