In each lesson, you’ll learn a particular skill, but even more important you will know why you are learning it. With daily in-water lessons, video analysis, surf theories, and surf-yoga along with the amazing meals and mini-adventures in the afternoon, we believe we’ve created the best possible environment to improve on your surfing whilst having a lot of fun.
Surf Camp Sri Lanka
Our surf methodology
We’re not only going teach you how to surf, we’re going to have fun sharing waves while giving you the tools to become a great surfer. This is the foundation of our surfing methodology and this is how we’ll coach you to become a better surfer. Together with head surf coaches Nick Holmgren and Mitch Wolhuter, both avid surfers with 10+ years of coaching experience, we’ve developed our very own way of teaching surfing. It’s fun yet intuitive and just progressive as you want it since you’ll also get individualized surf lessons. Many technical aspects of surfing can initially feel contradictory, so our surf philosophy is that good instruction is the key to improve your surfing. On the other hand, we think the best surfer is the one having the most fun. Both elements are seamlessly integrated into our surfing methodology that we’ve developed to create the best possible learning experience.
We’re not only going teach you how to surf, we’re going to have fun sharing waves while giving you the tools to become a great surfer.
In each lesson, you’ll learn a particular skill, but even more important you will know why you are learning it. We want to create clarity in the way we teach, so each lesson is linked in a fluid way to encourage learning. Our vision is to help you catch good waves, but above all to have plenty of fun together in the ocean! Our surf coaches are ISA & ILS certified, which is the universally recognized, global standard surf coaching and surf safety.
Our surf coaches are ISA & ILS certified, which is the universally recognized, global standard for surf coaching and surf safety
Because surfing is very much based on learning through experience, it is a challenge as a surf instructor is to convey one’s knowledge to others. Therefore, we supplement practical lessons with theory and analysis on the big screens and whiteboards. Each day we have a theory lesson that covers all the aspects of surfing including wave forecasts, surfboard design, surfing ethics and safety. Every lesson in the water is filmed giving us a great tool to show you exactly how you surf and what you need to do to improve.
Every lesson in the water is filmed giving us a great tool to show you exactly how you surf and what you need to do to improve
Another belief of our is quality above quantity and that’s the reason why we only go surfing once each day and not two times per day. Instead of pushing our bodies to the limit, the remaining time is spent on coaching out of the water in the shape of daily video analysis, a daily theory lesson and yoga twice per day. This along with some must need downtime and the opportunity to add on massage therapy sessions specifically designed for surfers makes your body and mind 100% ready and rested to make the most of the following morning surf session.
Quality before quantity is our ethos
If however you’re an avid surfer and are looking to maximize your time in the water it’s easy enough borrow one of our boards, grab a tuk-tuk down to the beach in the afternoon and go for a free surf. You won’t miss any of the theory or video analysis but you may miss a couple of afternoon activities, yoga sessions or excursions but this way you can squeeze in surf twice per day during your entire stay.
At the end of your stay, you will leave with the tools to continue your development! To top that off you will receive the footage of your surf as your own little surf video. And, because we want to create a lasting relationship with our guests, your development is logged in our Surfer’s Profile so that the next time you visit we can continue where we left off. These are some of the reasons why we have so many returning guests to sunshinestories.
Surfing on Sri Lanka
Located on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, we are in the middle of surf mecca and are surrounded with great surf. The coastline is packed with surf brakes. We have more than 20 breaks to choose from just a 5-minute tuk tuk ride north or south from our villa. There are waves for everyone — small friendly beach brakes, long peeling point breaks, shallow reefs, and perfect barrels.
We have more than 20 surf spots to choose within a short tuk tuk ride north or south from our villa
Typical spots near the villa include Ram’s right, Lazy Left, Lazy Right, Plantations, Weligama, The Rock, Kabalana, Fish sticks, Coconuts and many more. Every day we do a spot check to find the best surf spot suited for the conditions and for your surfing level.
it’s not just a surf camp.
it’s not just a yoga retreat.
it’s a sunshinestories retreat.
(Prices starting at $1099 for one week retreats)