Surf

Basecamp Surfing

Get spoiled by the variety of waves Sri Lanka’s South coast has to offer.

Whether you are a rookie, in the middle of the pack, or advanced, we can provide you with all of the information and logistics you’ll need to cater to your skill level.

Surfer riding wave on surfboard

Surf

Whether you are a rookie, in the middle of the pack, or advanced, we can provide you with all of the information and logistics you’ll need to cater to your skill level.

We are connected with the best teachers in town in order for you to have the best surfing experience possible. For the more experienced or advanced wave riders out there, the variety of reef breaks in the area will suit you perfectly.

We know our way around very well and are happy to show you around. One of the breaks – Fishermen’s, or better known as Fisho’s by the locals – is located at our front door!

The main surfers beach at Weligama and the island which is also walking distance from Basecamp are spot for beginners. More advanced spots such as Rams, are only 5 minutes away with Tuktuk. Wake up early, spot the waves from our balcony, and go for a sunrise session.

There is no need to book surf lessons in advance. There are many surf schools around where you can take a lesson or rent a board at any time. (A lesson is around 2500lkr per hour and to rent a board around 300lkr per hour.)

Guy on surfboard catching a wave

Surf for everyone

Beginner

Weligama is the perfect spot for beginners. No reef and perfect practice waves. You can grab a tuk tuk to the main surf beach in Weligama or walk a few minutes to Taprobane Island (there are usually only waves at the island in off season). You will see the local surf schools  where you can take a lesson or hire a surfboard.

Intermediate

Right in front of Basecamp you’ll find Fishos, one of our favorite reef breaks.  It’s a bit of a paddle out but when you get there it’s a nice and mellow wave. If you like to try out a few different spots, give one of these a go: Coconuts, Lazy Right, Lazy Left, Mirissa, Sion, Sticks, Plantation, Jungle (in Weligama, not Unawatuna). There are different breaks all the way up to Kabalana, which is 20 minutes away from Basecamp.

Advanced

For the advanced surfers out there: Madiha the lefthander is about 20 minutes from Basecamp.

Ram’s Right is a hollow right hander located in Midigama. It provides a barreling right hand wave and sometimes a short left from the same peak. They both work on 1-6ft swell but on the big days it starts to close out. Take care, the reef is deadly shallow, and rocky, and you will hit the bottom if you wipe out bad.

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