Surfers Paradise

sri lanka

"A heaven for beginner and intermediate surfers in beautiful Weligama, Sri Lanka. Best rated surf school in Weligama".

-What We Do-

Our goal is to make you enjoy the beautiful Weligama beach, one of the best spots in the world to learn how to surf; beginner and intermediate surfer’s heaven, Weligama has a long sandy beach without reef, long waves (green and white), no current and warm water, this location makes Weligama accessible with great conditions, year round. We will provide you with everything you need to enjoy your time with us, with surfboard rentals (various type and size of boards) and body boards, as well as top quality surf lessons. We also have sunbeds, great atmosphere and chill music. We do offer surf camp packages as well, so you can really focus on your surfing skills and stay with us for an extended amount of time. Our team of experienced instructors will make you a real surfer in no time, always keeping your safety as a top priority; we will give you all the knowledge and tools needed to become an autonomous surfer. We follow a teaching system that has proved itself successfully over the years, and we always make sure you have fun while learning.

-Our SurfCamps-

What a better way to enjoy Sri Lanka than come for a surf camp? 
We offer surfcamps to make sure everything is managed by us and you can just relax and focus on your surf skills.
Surf camps include nights in our accommodation, you choose from a dorm (max 6 beds per room) or a private bedroom.
The accommodation is 7 min walk from the beach front and our surf school, close to many restaurants and the city center.
We have a great rooftop and outdoor area to practice yoga, play games…

All Rooms Comes With:

  • AC
  • Hot showers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Internacional Plugs

You can choose to have a surfcamp of 1 lesson per day every days or 2 lessons per day every days, depending on your goal and length of stay.
You will enjoy the unlimited use of our surfboards outside of your lessons.
We will provide you with rash guards and of course all the school amenities (sunbeds, coconut and water for sell…)
There are also many activities around to do outside of your surf lessons, we will be happy to help you organize it!
We can accommodate the surf camps for 1 to 25 people, but don’t worry, we never have more than 3 students per instructor, of the same level.
The surfcamps all include free breakfast and we can accommodate half board or full board on request.
Our camps are very flexible, you can book or 2 days to 1 month, for you a for your friends!

-Who We Are-

Pragee - Founder and Instructor

Pragee has been working as a surf instructor in Weligama since 2011 and created Surfers Paradise.
He was born and raised in Weligama and can give you all the good tips on the area. Very welcoming and always smiling, he has a ton of experience teaching beginners and intermediates surfers, always putting the safety of his surfers first.

Laure - Client services and Bookings

Laure is originally from France, she then studied in the US and travelled the world.
With a background in finance and business, she now welcomes the clients and manages the internal operations. She fell in love with Sri Lanka while traveling and enjoys surfing at sunset.

Luna - Happiness Manager ❤

Luna literally owns the beach… She loves rice and curry, especially if there is fish in it! She always keeps an eye on everyone’s belongings and enjoys the chill music of our school.

-Our Lessons-

For Begginers

  • Our surf lessons are 75 minutes long.
  • Approximately 15 – 20 minutes is spent on the beach covering safety and the basics. The remaining time is spent in the water, using a soft board we will help you to catch your first waves standing up like a pro, by always giving you feedback on your position and If you can’t get enough and you want to practice by yourself after the lesson, you can rent a surfboard and to keep working on it.
  • We have one instructor for a maximum of three students to ensure a better progression.

For intermediate surfers / lineup lessons

  • For people who can already catch green waves and looking to improve their skills and techniques.
  • The lessons are about 75 minutes long, you will catch green waves on a hardboard and work on different aspects of your technique.
  • Your instructor will give you detailed feedback and pointers to increase your skill set.

-What our clients say about us-

“Best school to learn Surfing. I truly recommend this surf school! I took an 8-lesson surf camp from there and I could really see the results of having basically no experience to catching waves by myself on hardboard and actually understanding what I'm doing!”
-Elis L
“It´s a real paradise for Surfers. I had an amazing time with these kind people, want to thank my coach Sahan & Coffee for the memorable time I spend in Welligama. It was so cool to be one of the guys, love & peace. I really miss the good vibes ”

-What to bring?-

  • Coming to the tropical coast is always super fun.
  • All you need to bring is a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and some water. We will provide you with a rash shirt during your lesson.
  • We do have a changing room, and there are tons of restaurants and cafes next to our school, if you feel hungry or thirsty.
  • We sell water and coconuts at our surfschool.