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Best surf breaks on the South Coast of Sri Lanka

Since we opened Sunshinestories over a year ago, we’ve come to know the surf breaks along the South Coast of Sri Lanka pretty well. Each morning our surf coaches choose the perfect spot for your ability and take you to where they know you’ll have the most fun within the water. We’ve shared a few of

Guide to Weligama

Weligama is the nearest main town to Sunshinestories and a great place to explore on your free day from the villa. Occasionally we enjoy wandering around the shops, playing in the surf and hanging out at the cafés. The name Weligama means ‘Sandy Village’ due to its sandy beach which sweeps across the bay as

Family Series: Brooke Mckallor

Name: Brooke Mckallor Age: 24 From: Seattle, USA Role at Sunshinestories: Yoga Teacher turned Social Host     Brooke started at Sunshinestories a little different to most. We managed to get her on board pretty spontaneously to fill in as a yoga teacher for one month, but after those four weeks we couldn’t face letting her

Winner of the Seea competition: Betsy Harris

We recently ran a competition in partnership with The Seea, Bing Surfboards, Poler, Nixon and Manduka to win a week at Sunshinestories among many other magical prizes. We were extremely stoked when the winner, Betsy Harris was announced, a surfer hailing from Florida who runs a surf school with her partner David ( The two

Guest Coach: Karson Lewis

We recently welcomed Karson Lewis, a long boarding sensation from North Carolina to run a workshop at Sunshinestories. She rides for our good friends over at Bing Surfboards and shares our love for The Seea’s suits.  On below photos she’s riding a 9’2 California square tail and a 6’6 Raven.   How was your week at Sunshinestories?

Family Series: Tom Evans

Name: Tom Evans Age: 25 From: Cornwall, UK Role at Sunshinestories: Surf Coach Favourite surfboard: Channel Islands bunny chow 6′. Its Jordy Smith’s signature model, built for the bigger surfer as he’s a beast. I’m doing my best to surf like him. It’s slow in progress. Haha. Words to live by: So many words to

Family Series: Josh Daniel

Name: Josh Daniel Age: 24 From: Cornwall, UK Role at Sunshinestories: Head Surf Coach Words to live by: “Age is no guarantee of efficiency just as youth is no guarantee of innovation”. I got this from a James Bond film but it seems relevant quite often. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka? It’s all pretty damn

Family Series: Malin Sjöstedt

Name: Malin Sjöstedt Age: 26 From: Sweden Role at Sunshinestories: Front Desk & Social Host Words to live by:  Be a spiritual badass: Send out love to strangers, always seek out the lesson and know that happiness is a choice. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka? Absolutely everything! The weather, the beaches, the people, the culture and

Sunshinestories Family: Sherrie Houghton

Name: Sherrie “Shezza” Houghton Age: 32 From: NSW Central Coast, Australia. Calls Tofino BC Canada home. Role at Sunshinestories: surf coach & massage therapist Favourite surfboard: 9ft Donald takayama longboard… Currently searching for a new faveourite traditional log style longboard. Words to live by: Share the Stoke, live the dream. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka: Ultimate surf, travel,

Family Series: Hanna Bellman

Name: Hanna Bellman Age: 27 From: Falkenberg, Sweden Job at Sunshinestories: Yoga Teacher Favorite thing about Sri Lanka: The uncrowded waves and the winding train rides!  Words to live by/favorite quote: On my travel adventures two quotes have long inspired me: ”Where there’s a will there’s a way” and ”No falta nada, solo disfrutá” (Nothing