Quick Facts

Camp opening November - March
Suitable for Solotravelers, Couples, Students,
Water temperature 27-29°C
Additional offers Safaris, Temple Visits, Whale-watching


The surf camp is located in the southwest of Sri Lanka, directly on the deserted dream beach of Welhengoda in the Ahangama region. The journey from Colombo Airport to the camp takes about 2.5 hours by car. Here you will find the best surfing conditions from November to March. The nearest major city is called Gale and can be reached in about 30 minutes by car. Enough far away, so that you have the surf sessions without disturbing “crowd”, but close enough to reach the nightlife with the “Tuk-Tuk”.
The location directly on the beach is excellent and especially for surfers a big advantage, because you have the waves in view at any time and can spontaneously sneak into the waves at any time. The sun loungers invite you to relax under the palm trees and cocktails or snacks from the kitchen are served on request.
The camp is aimed at uncomplicated people who are looking for a relaxed time & good surf, while luxury and the European hustle and bustle can stay at home.


  1. Budget accommodation with direct beach access: Surfcheck directly from your bed!
  2. Thanks to the direct beach location, you can surf at any time of the day without having to travel long distances
  3. Tropical paradise with quiet location, here everything revolves around surfing and relaxing
  4. Great starting point for trips to the national parks etc.
Elephant eats grass between trees

Monkey on roof

Beach Volleyball in Sri Lanka

Buddha Statue in Sri Lanka

View of the sea from Sri Lanka Surfcamp

Sunset with surfer on the beach

Sunset in Ahangama Sri Lanka

Camphouse in the evening

Matt with guests

Locals wash a cow in the sea

Front view of Sri Lanka Sufcamp

Beach at Sri Lanka Surf Camp in Ahangama

Fish sellers in Ahangama

Local on the beach in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka Surfcamp offers simple accommodation in 8 single, double and triple rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 17 people. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom with shower and toilet, fan and mosquito net. Bed linen and towels are changed regularly. The rich breakfast and 6x dinner are included in the weekly rate. For the other meals you will find in the camp a delicious restaurant with local cuisine, where you can have all the consumptions written directly to the room and therefore no cash has to be brought.

Important: As a solo traveller, you have the choice between a divided double room (single beds) or a single room. So there is no shared 3-bed room.

The house has a restaurant, the kitchen is very clean, the food excellent and especially fresh. Malu – Fish or Tiger Prawns are a specialty. When pre-ordering is also grilled and you can have dinner directly on the beach, with the feet in the sand and the waves of the Indian Ocean in your ear. Drinks preferably water or beer, but absolutely try the Arrak pineapple cocktail – this will probably not be the last. From time to time a small concert is given, but otherwise it is rather quiet.

Bedroom at Surfcamp Sri Lanka in Ahangama

Balcony overlooking the sea

Double room with double bed in Ahangama

Main house with garden in Ahangama

Camp house in Ahangama Sri Lanka

Single room with bathroom

Bathroom in the surf camp Sri Lanka

Living area Surfcamp

Double bed with mosquito net in Ahangama

Terrace overlooking the sea

Common area at the Surfcamp


Swells that set the reefs of Indonesia to fire continue to migrate through the Indian Ocean to the coast of Sri Lanka, creating the best conditions for beginners and advanced sailors who only come to the water a few weeks a year. The waves vary from fun beach breaks to fast reef spots. The courses are held in English and are taught in two sessions per day (1h per session) in the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels.
The surfboard can be rented cheaply and can also be used before/after the surf course.

Surfers in right wave near Ahangama

Surfers in Sri Lanka

Surfers in left wave at Weligama

Surfer surfs green wave

View of the surf spot in the south of Sri Lanka

Surf coaching on the beach

Guest surfs first wave

Surfer with drop in right wave

Surfers in Barrel

Surfer rises from water at sunset


Surf course package
Package included:

  • 7x Accommodation in booked accommodation
  • 7x Breakfast & 6x hot dinner, tea and coffee
  • Daily surf course at 2x1h/day + 1h freesurf session under supervision
  • The surf equipment can be booked optionally

Important: As a solo traveller, you have the choice between a divided double room (single beds) or a single room. So there is no shared 3-bed room.

On the day of departure, you must check out by 11 a.m. at the latest.

Surf course package : Prices per person
1 week
CHF 525
EUR 465
Double room (single beds or double bed)
CHF 470
EUR 415
Family Room (3-room with double & single bed)
CHF 425
EUR 375
Surfboard rental 7 days
CHF 40
EUR 35


Airport transfer
The journey takes about 2.5 hours from Colombo Airport. The taxi can be booked in advance and paid in EUR, LKR or USD upon arrival at the camp. When booking, please let Sudden Rush know the landing time and flight number so we can arrange this transfer for you.
– Price per way for 1-2 people: EUR 85
– Price per way for 3 people: EUR 105
– Price for more than 3 people: EUR 30 per person

Further information

Age: Average age approx. 25 years
Check-out: On the day of departure, you must check out by 11 a.m. at the latest.
Activities: Safaris, temple visits, snake farm visits, turtle rearing, sunset river safari, whalewatching and snorkeling. Trips to Candy, Adams Peek and other attractions can be arranged on site.