Best Surf camp & School in Arugam Bay

Perfect location, great lessons, friendly instructors and competitive prices.

Learn to Surf in Arugam Bay,Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay Surf Center is located in Arugam Bay, East Sri Lanka, where you will find some of the most famous surf breaks in Asia. Our company is a well established surf school that is dedicated on providing you with the best possible surf experience. Our coaches are ISA accredited and have many years of experience in the water. Surf season- May to October.

“Wonderful organization! We had a lovely day on the boards with a great teacher, thank you so much for today!!” – Erlien Suys

Surf Packages

with the best ISA qualified surf coaches in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
Single Lesson

Learn to Surf Single Lesson

USD 35

This package is perfect for the beginner surfer who wants to learn the fundamentals of surfing or the intermediate surfer that wanted to advance their skills.


  • 90 minute surf lesson with accredited surf coach
  • Transport from your accommodation to surf break
  • Quality Surfboard and leg rope
  • Rash guard

Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate

1 Pax Surfer

USD 580


  • Surf lessons
  • Accommodation
  • Photographs & Videos
  • Free Transport to every surf spot
  • Free Rash Vest

Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate

Single Lesson

Surf Camp/School

1 Pax: USD 650
2 Pax: USD 1080

This package is perfect to get a taste of the surfing lifestyle. Live like a surfer for a week and gain many skills and techniques to continue your surfing journey.


  • 6 night air condition accommodation, including breakfast and 2 free dinners
  • 10 x 90 minute surf lessons with ISA accredited coach
  • Transport to surf breaks
  • Quality surf boards and legs rope
  • Rash guards
  • Theory classes
  • Photography and Videos

Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate

Group Surf Packages

Starting from USD 1200 upwards


  • 10 Surf lessons
  • Breakfast
  • Accommodation
  • Photographs & Videos
  • Free Transport to every surf spot
  • Free Rash Vest

Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate

Features & Benefits


What to expect


Meet the Coaches

Hi there surfer! We are local coaches from Arugam Bay. We have being surfing the perfect waves in Arugam Bay since we were kids. “Pottuvil Point” is one of the best beach to learn surfing in Sri Lanka. We will be your surf instructors during your stay at our surf camp. No matter if you are a beginner or an intermediary do not worry you are at the correct place! We will guarantee that you will surf the beautiful waves while you enjoy the fresh seafood and vibrant nightlife in Arugam Bay. Check our surf packages for more info!


Coach Afry

ISA qualified instructor and lifeguard

Coach Hubi

ISA qualified instructor and lifeguard

Happy Faces of Happy Students

These are a few of the happy students who finished their surf lessons and now surfing on their own. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again in Arugam Bay.

Surfing Points

Baby Point

The best spot in the Arugam Bay area for a beginner is Baby Point in front of Mambos. However, due to the sandy bottom it does not usually start producing a big enough wave until August; the good news is that you can find waves there well after the season has finished and even at the start of the year in January and February.

Elephant Rock

The next best option is probably Elephant Rock, a 15 minute, 1000 LKR return, tuk-tuk ride south. This spot tends to start working well mid-season, about July but you can find good surf before that especially early morning or on days with little wind. Aside from having decent waves, it is a very beautiful spot to surf or just enjoy the beach or climb the rock for magical sunsets.

Peanut Farm

One of the most beautiful beaches in the Arugam Bay area, very chill vibe and a very good long break when there’s some swell. Access to the beach is a bit rough and sometimes there are wild elephants wondering around, so it can get a bit edgy. The beach is secluded and has a basic restaurant in the main season.

Whisky Point

Situated in Urani, a bit away from the surfer’s haven of Arugam Bay, Whisky Point is an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ spot for novice surfers. But don’t be discouraged if you are a pro, as the waves here provide ultimate fun for any surfer. And also, don’t lose hope if you are not a surfer, because there are much to see and do here such as wallowing in the cool waters and exploring the surrounding terrain. And visky point is also famous for beach parties.

Pottuvil Point

Pottuvil Point is known for its right-hand waves and sand-bottom points, making it ideal for beginners. 

Pottuvil Point is another stunning spot which tends to work best late season and even into November and December at times. This is the only place where you may have more surfer’s.


About 12 km south of Arugam Bay lies the coastal village known as Panama (not to be confused with the country!). The village is a great place for wildlife spotting, with the Kumana Bird Sanctuary and Heritage Park aligning its southernmost borders. Right, another place worth visiting just for the beach even if there are no waves. Despite a couple of submerged rocks, which are easy to locate and avoid, this can be a really fun place to surf without crowds. The best advice is to try it on the really big days when all the other points are not handling the swell.

Lighthouse / Okanda / Main Point

Lighthouse, Okanda and Main Point are not really suitable for beginners unless it is a small day and there are few people.