Surf Lessons

Soul & Surf Sri Lanka is perfect for learners and improvers to develop your surfing. Your package includes 5 dedicated lessons each week (Sunday to Friday, with a rest day on Wednesdays) plus sunset surf sessions for you to practice and develop your skills or just bob about and watch the sunset.

Our wonderful surf team of internationally qualified and insured surf instructors and qualified beach lifeguards and their local assistants are dedicated to facilitating your improvement. We keep the instructor to pupil ratio high to give you individual attention you need and tailor the weekss lesson plans to each students requirements. We then supplement that with theory lessons and a video correction feedback session to make sure that each student develops and progresses throughout the week depending on your experience, your ambition and your natural ability.


Sample Goals for Your Week

Basic knowledge of equipment and local surf geography.
Safety rules.
Stretching before and after lessons incorporating simple yoga.
Paddling, prone and pop-up techniques in broken wave. (white water)
Paddling out to the line up.
Position in the line-up to catch unbroken wave. ( green wave )
Take off and riding the green wave left, or maybe right if there is one…ha ha
Gaining the knowledge and ability to assess the surf, paddle out and ride the wave of your life unassisted with a big smile.

You must be able to swim as a basic requirement to attend our lessons.

If you would like to ask some questions of our surf instructor team email here: 


Equipment  Available

We have a full stock of boards at your disposal throughout your stay. We’ve got everything from 6ft short boards through fun boards, mini-mals, long-boards and a good range of beginners foam boards so that whatever your level and however you progress we’ve got the right board for you and the conditions. We’ve got all the other stuff you need from leashes, to wax plus we’ll give each of you a Soul & Surf surf-shirt so there is pretty much nothing to bring except for surf/swim wear and water-proof sunscreen. Unless of course you have a favourite board that you just cannot live without (we’re with you on that one).


Kids Lesson Policy

Safety and professionalism are the cornerstones of surf coaching at Soul & Surf. This is even more true when working with kids, we cannot ask our instructors to go beyond what their qualifications and governing bodies advise them to.

  • Under 6 — we cannot accept on surf guides or lessons.
  • From 6 to 12 — lessons are available if you can demonstrate your child’s swimming ability. Please note however that we require one parent or guardian to be in the water supervising each child at all times, since our instructors will have other guests to attend to. The guardian can not join the same lesson while they are supervising the child.
  • From 12 – 16 — lessons are available with a parent or guardian supervising at the same beach. The guardian may join the same lesson if they wish.

Email us if you need to discuss further.

Guest Reviews

The S&S team were awesome, so warm & friendly to the point that they almost felt like they were guests too!  While still keeping us super organised.  The villa team were wonderful, nothing was too much trouble & they didn’t stop smiling! The surf lessons were great! Adam was so good at explaining everything & […]

Jennifer Russell