You can start your course on any day except Saturday, when we are closed, leaving you free to book the flights that suit you best. Should you arrive on a Friday its fine to just have a chill day and join us on the Sunday to start your course.

To make surf tourism more sustainable one of the proven and best methods is to collaborate with existing local owned businesses. If these are of good quality we know they will grow and be able to employ more local people.

As you can see we don’t run a package of one price for your coaching, and we are able to customise the days you may require. We do recommend some excellent accommodation, and there are many other accommodation options in the area. If you wish you can ask us what we think of your choices when you have checked out what’s online.

We recommend you use online sites such as, and amongst others to find the very best  prices.


Cafe Ceylon is a lovely small boutique accommodation set 10 minutes walk from our centre. An old colonial property with spacious gardens it also features the wonderful food of the Cafe Ceylon restaurant with a menu that suits all and is very popular. It has double and single rooms all with en suite bathrooms Friendly staff and decorated in a unique colonial style it’s a charming place to stay for singles and couples.

Just across the road is Kabalana Beach, an ideal place for a relaxing afternoon or sunset stroll. Breakfast is available also for all your days off.  Free WIFI is available too and of course A/C. Cafe Ceylon also hosts jazz nights and surf films on occasion so you could find some in-house entertainment on your doorstep. Cafe Ceylon also hosts Surf School Sri Lanka for a group evening meal.

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South Lake Resort Koggala

South Lake Resort offers a unique accommodation option. Individual high quality chalets based around a lovely landscaped pond and gardens. Set next to the spectacular Koggala Lake it’s a tranquil setting but based only a few minutes tuktuk ride from our centre at Surf School Sri Lanka.

There is a choice of Pool and Lake View chalets or Pond and Garden View chalets. It features a waterfront restaurant and bar and South Lake Resort prides itself on a varied international menu. In fact this is where we hold a weekly evening meal for our clients. 

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With friendly experienced staff and rooms that come with all you could require for your stay, it’s an ideal location for your stay while on our course.
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Plunge into their lovely pool for a post surf course dip and of course it’s a short walk to the beach to experience a glorious sunset stroll. You can find out more about South Lake Resort here and use their contact page to book.

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Mellow Hostel

Based not far from our school, Mellow Hostel offers a great budget price for a way beyond budget experience. Many of our clients have stayed there and all with a positive experience to tell us about 

As the owner Deniz says “Mellow is a Place to feel Home.

What you’ll find in Mellow is common to what you’ll find in Sri Lanka as a whole—a connection to the people, the earth and the ocean. 

Mellow brings together a likeminded community that shares the joy of riding waves, meditating, practicing yoga, trying new things and embracing life. We believe who you are with is all that matters during your experience.

“Our co working space with fiber internet and AC makes your travel smoother and who knows maybe with some new inspirations to take home.”

“We are right at the beach, front of the beautiful sandy beach Kabalana and the famous surf spot The Rock.” 

“We love art and our goal is to spread the art of love. We host events with the artists staying with us; musicians, painters, designers and photographers. The one sitting next to you can be one of these while you are having your coffee in our café.”

Worth checking out on their site

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