Just 2km inland from the picturesque Kabalana Beach you’ll find your home for the trip in a stunning new eco-lodge amongst the palm trees and lush tropical rainforest biodiversity of Sri Lanka. The lodge sits on a working tea and coconut estate, perched on 12 private acres. When you aren’t surfing, practicing yoga, or enjoying a meal you can explore the surrounding jungle, sip on a coconut poolside and watch the peacocks strut by, or check out one of the nearby towns. The lodge, while secluded in the jungle, is 5 minutes by tuk-tuk to the Indian Ocean, 10-15 minutes to Ahangama and Weligama on the Southern coast and 25 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage town of Galle.
What makes surfing the south coast Sri Lanka ideal is the sheer variety of surf breaks within a 30–40-minute drive. And February is the optimal time of year for waves suitable for all skill levels. From mellow longboarding waves, beginner beach breaks, all the way to the more advanced shallow reef breaks. The waves are consistent, the water is warm, and the wind allows 2 sessions a day, most days.
Most days will start with coffee, tea, and fruit – and for early risers a breathtaking sunrise – followed by your morning surf lesson. Following surf we have a hearty breakfast, honestly one of the best parts of the day. Late-morning/early-afternoons are usually spent relaxing by the pool, surf theory or video analysis, and perhaps a massage. A light healthy lunch in the afternoon is followed by yoga, then a quick snack and an afternoon free surf session. Afternoon surf ends in time to catch the sunset and relax before dinner. The vibrant and colorful Sri Lankan landscape inspires every meal – modern twists on local Sri Lankan food with global cues fusing health and indulgence.