SAFA Surf Camp
SAFA Surf Camp is a locally owned surf camp in the eastern Sri Lankan coastal town of Arugam Bay. Known for its great waves and chilled surfer vibe, it is the perfect place to learn to surf and our team at SAFA (Surfing Access For All) are the best one to teach you.
Our crew is made up of locals as their knowledge of the area, ocean, currents, and tides is some of the best out there. They will have you paddling, standing on your board, and catching and riding waves in no time– all with a big smile on your face.
The surf camp is a home away from home and we encourage a relaxed, family style stay so that whether you are here for a night, a week, or the full two weeks, SAFA will feel like home. Set in 3.5 acres of open plan beach surrounds, with no noise or light pollution, the only sounds you will hear are the waves crashing against the beach and the laughter of our guests as they unwind after a day at sea. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp as well as a range of snacks to feed your hungry post surf bellies. Fill up on porridge, eggs, fruit or traditional curries and rice, all made with locally sourced ingredients and prepared freshly by our local chef.
Our wooden cabanas frame the camp, and you'll find a large community area in the middle to chill after your surf, kitchen facilities for all to use, hammocks, and sun beds; there is space to hang with the other surfers or have some quiet time.
Lovely Arugam Bay, a moon to shaped curl of soft sand, is home to a famed point break that many regard as the best surf spot in the country. It's a tiny place, with a population of a few hundred, and everything is .ted along a single road which parallels the coast. So in other words, the epitome of the laid to back beach scene that first drew surfers and sun to seekers to Sri Lanka.
- Room types
- Getting there
- Surf Lessons
Room Type: Private
Our beach cabanas are equipped with your own bathroom, five with open to air bathrooms so you can shower in the fresh air, and all have a western style toilet, hot shower and basin, double bed, netting and fan. There's a hammock outside so you can relax after a surf.
You can never get lost
When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.
We provide Airport Transfers from and to Bandaranayaka international airport and they can be booked in the booking steps.
- Price for 1-4 people: USD$110
- - Nearest Airport: Bandaranayaka international airport
- - Distance from Airport in kms: 200
- - Time from Airport in a car: 6
- - There is no train from the airport
- - There is a bus from the airport
Come Surf With Us
Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.
we have a 9 surf spots with different waves so you can choose depending on your surf skill.we have easy and gentle waves to learn surf.there are 6 surf spots are suits for beginners shallow and sandy bottom.water temperature is 28 C whole year.no hark no Crocodile.
Main Surf Beach: Whisky point
Surf conditions in Arugam Bay :
Air Temp (°C)
May to October is the best time to Surf
Arugam bay is known to have perfect fun right handers that rarely get above head high, so it's perfect for intermediates and beginners. It is one of Sri Lankas best reef breaks.
Waves are super fun so you will use a mix of a fish or a small wave board along or a shortboard for the bigger swells that might come in.
Slightly southwards around the point of the town is Arugam Bay reef break. This reef is a consistent, small wave that creates both rights and lefts over deep reef and is quite a mixed bag in that it can produce mushy waves close to shore that are excellent for gaining balance and practicing your pop up, while also forming faster, clean waves out back that are ideal fun waves for intermediates to advanced surfers.
In contrast to the South West, where a multitude of spots are dispersed along the coast, the best surfing in the South East is all centralized in the vicinity of Arugam Bay. This means you can set yourself up in the town without having to think about packing any time soon.
Even uncrowded breaks are within a short tuk-tuk trip of the bay. Ten minutes from Arugam Bay are Crocodile and Elephant Rock, each wave caters for a different style of surfer.
Elephant Rock is a beautiful, serene spot for beginners while Crocodile Rock can be powerful and challenging.
The additional beauty of these spots is their remoteness, being situated on a stretch of beach largely populated by wildlife rather than people. There is also a Buddhist temple a short 5KM journey away that is well worth the visit, and just a snapshot of the islands ancient Buddhist culture.
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due at check in.
CANCELLING YOUR BOOKING
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
- You can cancel anytime up to midday the day before and you will not be charged the balance.
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