5 Weeks
Duration
Sri Lanka
Location

Looking for the ultimate Sri Lanka Surf Tour and want to turn the ocean into your office?

Well this 5 week surf trip in Sri Lanka with the crew of Ticket To Ride packs in heaps of surf, sun, culture and good times in one of Asias best surfing destinations and also combines it with the ISA Level 1 surf instructor course too.

Which means not only will your score some amazing waves – but you’ll also gain a worldwide certification in the process too.

In order to jump straight into the Surf Instructor course, you need the essential surf skills and fitness levels to gain the qualification.

You must be able to paddle out back and duck dive when needed, pop-up consistently on green waves and perform basic maneuvers, turning both left and right.

If you’re not quite there yet that’s no worries – you can still jump on the 4 Week Ultimate Sri Lanka Surf Adventure instead!

Beginning in the bustling town of Ahanghama in the South West of the coutry (after being picked up from Colombo Airport) you’ll experience some of the coasts best waves from your base in this bustling fishing village.

When you’re not busy in amongst the waves explore some of the amazing local markets or tuck into some of the incredible local cuisine that Sri Lanka is fast becoming famous for.

Then it’s onto Arugam Bay – the most famous surf spot in Sri Lanka and home to some world class right hand points where you can really put your new surf skills to the test.

Soak up the views on the scenic drive through the beautiful Sri Lankan countryside en route – and keep an eye out for the local elephants chilling as you drive by!

Alongside the amazing waves in Arugam Bay you’ll also enjoy sunrise yoga sessions, explore the Yala National Park and some local excursions – allowing you to see a little more of what makes this part of Sri Lanka so special.

After 3 weeks filled with waves and beach time you final week will be spent discovering a bit more of Sri Lanka – heading inlands through Ella, Adams Peak and the famous town of Kandy where you’ll experience heaps of Sri Lankan culture, wander through ancient temples and even climb the 5,000 foot Sri Pada Pilgrimage.

Then you’ll head back to Ahangama for the instructor training part of the course – where you’ll spend 5 days completing your ISA Level 1 surf instructor course as well as the ILS water safety course, both of which you’ll need to coach all over the world.

With your new certification under your belt you’ll then have a. day to relax and enjoy the waves before heading off on the next adventure!

It’s the perfect way to combine getting your ISA Level 1 surf instructor certification with an tropical surf adventure!

 

Additional information

Trip Dates6th Oct – 11th Nov 2018
Availability5 Earlybird Pricing Spots Left!

Ahamghama

Ahangama on the SW Coast is the first destination on our Sri Lanka Adventures and the location of our surf camps. Ahangama is a true local town bursting with energy, delicious food, colourful markets and little tourism despite being home to two great waves; possibly the best waves in South West Sri Lanka.
 

Arugam Bay

This small fishing village is home to one of the longest and most perfect right hand point breaks in the World and is easily the most famous spot in Sri Lanka.

Ella, Kandy & Adams Peak

Spend the final week traveling through the idyllic Hill Country from Arugam Bay to Ella, Kandy and Adams Peak, visiting tea plantations, monasteries, temples and climbing the famous 5,000ft Sri Pada pilgrimage.
1

Day 1

WELCOME TO SRI LANKA

Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by your Trip Leader and driven to the Surf Camp in Ahangama. Here you will be introduced to the team and given time to settle in before we tuck in to dinner and drinks ‘Sri Lanka style’.
2

13 Days

SURF, YOGA, EXPLORE

Improve your surfing day in, day out and reap the physical and mental benefits of practicing yoga. Make the most of your surfing down time by discovering Sri Lanka’s flavourful food, welcoming people and timeless ruins.
3

7 Days

ARUGAM BAY

Stock up on rotis for the seven hour journey through the most beautiful parts of the country and glimpse incredible jungle scenery! The journey itself is an adventure and without fail we’ve spotted elephants casually doing their thing on the side of the road every time. A week of relaxation and exploration awaits, including two surf lessons, five sunrise yoga sessions and an excursion to Yala National Park and a bicycle tsunami village tour. Arugam Bay is one of the most chilled out places on earth, you’ll settle in just fine…
4

7 Days

HILL COUNTRY

Spend the final week traveling the Hill Country through Ella, Kandy and Adams Peak, visiting tea plantations, monesteries, temples, climbing the famous 5,000ft Sri Pada pilgrimage and receiving a much needed traditional ayurvedic massage before heading home.
5

1 Days

SETTLE BACK INTO AHANGAMA

Today we will be welcome other riders for the 1 Week Surf Instructor Course. While we head to Colombo to pick up the candidates, take the opportunity to relax and get ready for your course kicking off tomorrow!

6

2 Days

ISA LEVEL 1 SURF INSTRUCTOR COURSE (2.5 DAYS)

Wake up and meet the group for breakfast, before hitting the classroom (beach!) with Tim Jones and his team to undertake your 2.5-day ISA training course. Tim wil take you through all the learning modules and assessments, breaking for lunch back at the surf camp. The training day will round up in the late afternoon, then you can chill at the camp (we always have an amazing feast for dinner), check out the local scene, or head to Mirissa for an evening out!

7

3 Days

ILS WATER SAFETY COURSE (2.5 DAYS)

Straight after your ISA training, your Water Safety training will kick off for 2.5-days. This will be a mixture of theory and practical, learning the essential life saving skills required to work as a surf instructor.

8

1 Day

FREE DAY!

The course is over and you can catch your breath! This is a good chance to ask any final questions to the training team, and get all your work signed off. With the day to spare, this is the perfect time to unwind and get some waves. We will be sure to have a final feast for the whole crew!

9

1 Day

DEPARTURE DAY | 11TH NOVEMBER 2018

After an epic 5-weeks exploring Sri Lanka, it’s time to get out there and start coaching! For those heading back to the airport, we will arrange your transfers, and for those travelling on around Sri Lanka we will give you all our advise and recommendations for where to surf next.

Trip Dates

  • 6th Oct – 11th Nov 2018

In order to jump straight into the Surf Instructor course, you need the essential surf skills and fitness levels to gain the qualification.

Prior to attending a course, participants must have completed a timed swim of 200m completed in less than 5 minutes in a pool no shorter than 25m in order to prove your water fitness is strong enough.

For your surfing, you must be able to paddle out back and duck dive when needed, pop-up consistently on green waves and perform basic maneuvers, turning both left and right.

Includes

  • Return airport transfers*
  • Accommodation in en suite twin/double/triple room for 28 nights
  • Welcome BBQ & drinks
  • All food in Ahangama, breakfast and dinner in Arugam, breakfast in the Hill Country
  • 15 surf lessons
  • Surf equipment hire
  • Video analysis and photos
  • 20 yoga classes
  • Private transfer to Arugam Bay in an air conditioned minibus
  • Yala East National Park tour
  • Bicycle tsunami village tour
  • Waterfall visit in Ella
  • Halpewatte Tea Factory visit
  • Ayurvedic full body massage
  • Temple of the Tooth visit
  • Botanical Garden visit
  • Adams Peak climb
  • Leaving dinner
  • ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course (2.5 days)
  • ILS Water Safety Course (2.5 days)
  • All training, course material and membership fees

*All guests must be at Colombo Bandaranayake Airport for 16:00 on on the trip start date to benefit from the complimentary airport transfer. 

Deposit & Payment Plan

Secure your spot with just a £95 deposit, after which a payment plan helps spread the cost of the trip over  a few months, with the final balance due 3 months before departure.

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