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Surf’s Up: A Guide to the Best Surf Spots in Asia

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Pristine beaches, paradise islands, world-class breaks – need we continue? Asia should be on every surfer’s bucket list and here’s why.

 

The exotic Orient of Asia not only has amazing year-round weather conditions with breaks and beaches on every corner, but it’s their culture of heart-warming smiles, extended welcomes, and second-to-none cuisine that keeps us coming back for more – whether we’re surfers or not!

Getting to and from Asia is a breeze thanks to international flights through Bangkok and Singapore, the gateways to the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines, Fiji, Samoa and Sri Lanka. Asia’s beauty will truly take your breath away with white sandy beaches, palm tree-lined shores and enough coconuts for a never ending piña colada party. Flightnetwork has done the hard part for you: finding the best breaks! Now, it’s up to you to pack your bags and book that ticket.

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Indonesia

1. Kamafari Surfcamp Bali  |  2. Infinite Wave Surf School  |  3. NextLevel Surfcamp Bali

4. G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp  |  5. WavePark Resort Mentawai | 6. Mentawai Surf Camp

7. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort | 8. Kandui Villas | 9. Hollow Tree’s Resort

10. Kura Kura Surf Camp | 11. Drop in Surf Lodge & Camp | 12. Pinnacles on Telo

13. The Floating Surf House Resort | 14. Sumatra Surf Camp – Ujung Bocur Bungalows | 15. Odysseys Surf School

16. Rip Curl School of Surf | 17. In Da Surf School | 18. Mind Body Soul Surf Retreat

19. Pelan Pelan Bali – Surf & Yoga Retreat | 20. Mojo Camp Canggu | 21. Bali Green Surf School

 

Maldives

1. Maldivesurf  |  2. Serene Blue Bowls Inn

 

Fiji

1. Fiji Surf Co

 

Federated States of Micronesia

1. Pohnpei Surf Club

 

Philippines

1. Patrick’s on the Beach | 2. Bravo Beach Resort | 3. Kermit Siargao

 

Samoa

1. Aganoa Lodge Samoa

 

Sri Lanka

1. Elsewhere Surf Camps | 2. Freedom Surf School | 3. The Surfer Weligama Sri Lanka

4. Camp Poe | 5. Soul & Surf | 6. Reef End Surf School

7. Ahikava Surf School | 8. Surf & Yoga Mirissa

 

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Indonesia

 

1. Kamafari Surfcamp Bali

Location: Padang Padang, Pecatu

Best Time to Go: All-year

 

Bali is a go-to favourite for seasoned surfers with world class breaks and picturesque beaches which people flock to from far and wide. Kamafari Surfcamp in Padang Padang is a perfect destination for first timers and those new to the water and for those looking for more of a challenge, not to worry, you’ll find plenty of big breaks, too! When you’re not on your boards you can rent motorcycles and ride out to visit the hindu temples, swim under fresh waterfalls, and watch the sunset over the ocean.

Doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Head over to Kamafari Surfcamp’s website for more info.

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2. Infinite Wave Surf School

Location: Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali

Best Time to Go: All-Year

 

Nicknamed the Island of the Gods, there’s something unique about Bali and Uluwatu in particular. Bukit Peninsula is not only exemplary of the incredible landscape and culture of Bali, but it’s a hot spot if you’re in the market for endless breaks, warm waters, and white sandy beaches. Plan to stay at Infinite Wave Surf School, right in the heart of Padang Padang, a town which offers chill vibes, restaurants and bars, and live music – plus, the sunsets in this part of the world are postcard perfect!

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3. NextLevel Surfcamp Bali

Location: Padang Padang, Bali

Best Time to Go: All-year

 

NextLevel Surfcamp Bali is the best place for newbie surfers to find their fins in the water. Offering world-class surf coaching by veteran surfers with over 30 years of experience, you’ll get customized consultations, pool core training, and will be sharing your instructor with just one other student. It’ll be a great opportunity to get all the tips and tricks you need to feel confident riding those waves in no time! You’ll also get a detailed video analysis, too, from just $50 a session, so you can watch yourself back and make sure you get it out on Instagram!

While you’re not sharpening your surf game you can also take Yoga Classes, Indonesian Cooking Classes, and indulge in a massage in your spare time.

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4. G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp

Location: Banyuwangi, Java

Best Time to Go: March – November

 

If you’re all about location, then look no further than G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp right on the coastline of the luscious Alas Purwo National Park in Java. Jungle living by night, ocean dwelling by day – sounds pretty idyllic, right? That’s what the guests of G-Land have been saying the whole time and you’ll find most of them have been coming back for years. What also makes this destination so special is the high-quality and consistency of the breaks, sometimes hard to find in other parts of the world.

If you’re a seasoned surfer and want to immerse yourself in the rich ecosystem and flora and fauna of Indonesia’s Java island, then make your booking now. And we dare you to ride Indo’s most challenging left-handed barrel while you’re out there…

 

5. WavePark Resort Mentawai

Location: Mentawai, West Sumatra

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

If you enjoy travelling in style and are used to the finer things in life, then don’t turn your nose up at the all-inclusive VIP luxury that WavePark Resort in Mentawai offers. Hosting just 12 families, you are guaranteed exclusion and undivided attention not only in the resort, but in the water with your instructors, too. Their beach-front bungalows are Instagram-worthy and the PanAsian cuisine after a long day surfing will hit just the spot. WavePark Resort is perfect for all the family, with access to 26 waves depending on your experience. And if you’re not into surfing, the snorkelling is unparalleled, and you can also try your hand at SUP-ing and kayaking, too.

The all-inclusive price includes: airport and speedboat transfer from Padang to resort, bungalow accommodation, surfing and fishing tour guides, 3 meals a day and soft drinks, as well as other activities such as snorkelling, SUP-ing, yoga and much more.

Book your trip, now.

 

6. Mentawai Surf Camp

Location: Padang, Sumatera Barat

Best Time to Go: March – October

 

Want to learn from the pros? Mentawai Surf Camp is the answer. Located right in the middle of the best waves in the area, just across from the beach, owners Diego and Lora aim to make your stay an experience of a lifetime. They treat all their guests like family and invite a pro-surfer to stay with them each month to offer their guests the option to learn from the best. As well as surf coaching, you can watch back videos and take home photos of your escapades in the water. For the young ones or beginners, there is even a private coaching option to take you to smaller isolated waves to make sure you’re getting the right kind of learning.

Sounds like the one for you? Visit their site to find out more.

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7. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Location: Uluwatu, Bali

Best Time to Go: April – October

 

Looking for a surfing special? Look no further. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort is the perfect package. Think luxury, think exotic, think amazing breaks… Uluwatu is one of Bali’s hot spots for surfers so you won’t be short of a wave or two and you can’t get much better than Anantara. Nestled on the secluded southern coast, this spectacular cliffside sanctuary offers endless ocean views, infinity pools, jacuzzis, you name it. And when you aren’t in the water you can also enjoy a private yoga class or taxi down into the popular shopping hub of Seminyak.

Check out their Surf Break offer: 3 nights for $330.

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8. Kandui Villas

Location: South Siberut, West Sumatra

Best Time to Go: All year round

Mentawai is an island paradise, just saying. Its Playgrounds Area is one of the most talked about surf spots in the world with over 20 waves – meaning everyone from a complete beginner to a pro can find something to suit them here. Kandui Villas is a premier luxury surf resort for those who want to treat themselves to a bit of R&R while on holiday. Not only are the waves all within a 30-minute boat ride of the resort, but in your time out of the water, you can also enjoy yoga classes, workouts at the gym, an infinity pool, and fine dining at their on-site gourmet restaurant. As this is an all-inclusive resort, your every need is already catered for and included when you book.

You’d be a fool not to. Visit Kandui Villas and find out more.

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9. Hollow Tree’s Resort

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Location: Katiet, West Sumatra

Best Time to Go: 1st April – 30th November

 

Hollow Tree’s Resort is right on the money when it comes to location. Situated right in front of one of the finest right-handed waves – in the world! – this resort is a must for the serious surfers. With only four beachfront villas, this resort has an intimately luxurious vibe and you almost feel like you’re the only ones on the island… For just $200 USD it includes 3 daily meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, a massage, scooter, surf guide & 2 speedboats shuttles to nearby waves. Who can argue with that? For those who want a day off the surf there’s a pool, SUP boards, and kayaks to keep you entertained. Or not, you’re on holiday after all.

Book your trip, now.

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10. Kura Kura Surf Camp

Location: Kuta, Lombok

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Imagine Bali, but 15 years earlier – that’s what the neighbouring island of Lombok is like. With rustic and local charm aplenty, Kuta, on the south of the island, is a surfer’s paradise. Kuta Lombok is a great place for beginners, too, with plenty of beaches to choose from depending on the swells. Kura Kura Surf Camp is a small and intimate affair catering for a maximum of eight guests a week, each guest with their own private bungalow with prices starting at 350€ for 5 nights – one of the most affordable in town.

Their ideology is to get in the surf twice a day – and if that’s not doable, they offer a wide range of activities such as a BBQ on the beach, waterfall tour, a visit to the bat caves, monkey feedings, and of course, sunset!

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11. Drop in Surf Lodge & Camp

Location: Kuta, Lombok

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

If you’re travelling around South East Asia or are looking for a hidden gem, Kuta, Lombok, is still a relatively unknown secret surf spot for many people flocking to Bali for its famous waves. Kuta is a great place to catch the breaks, for both newbies and veterans, and ladies – there is a special Girls Camp package for female surfers wanting to up their game in the water. The Drop In Lodge & Camp is a perfect pick for wave-chasers searching for a special spot, replete with six tropical bungalows and a pool, that exudes super chill vibes.

You can choose from a dorm or bungalow depending on your preference and surf lessons start at just 45€.

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12. Pinnacles on Telo

Location: Telo, Sumatra

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Sumatra is one of Indonesia’s insiders-only locations when it comes to surfing. The Telo Islands are a surfer’s dream, and it isn’t hard to see why. With perfect reef surf pretty much all year round, Pinnacles on Telo places you in the best spot to make the most of those waves. Pinnacles is located on a 50-acre uninhabited private island, right in the heart of the best breaks (there are 20 different breaks within a 25-minute boat ride!). Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned surfer, these waters have something for everyone. Your stay at Pinnacles on Telo will brilliantly blend ‘casual intimacy’ with faultless elegance and with only eight air-conditioned bungalows, you’ll get that feeling of exclusivity without even trying.

 

13. The Floating Surf House Resort

Location: Aceh, Sumatra

Best Time to Go: February – November

 

If you are looking off-the-beaten-path, untouched islands, beaches without a footprint – then look no further and start packing your bags. You’ll be heading to the Bay of Plenty in the Banyak Islands, one of the most remote surf camps you can find in Indonesia – or make that the world! A stilted property literally right in the water, The Floating Surf House Resort is nothing you’ve ever seen before. The closest town is an hour away by boat, just to give you an idea of how remote this part of the world is. Here you pretty much have the breaks to yourself and you can rent boards from the resort and even charter a boat out for the night to catch waves right into dusk and first thing at dawn.

The Floating Surf House Resort asks for a commitment of 7 nights minimum due to the remoteness of their location – and trust us, you’ll want to stay even longer.

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14. Sumatra Surf Camp – Ujung Bocur Bungalows

Location: Krui, Sumatra

Best Time to Go: February – November

 

True to their roots, a stay at Sumatra Surf Camp will give you a beautiful introduction to Indonesian culture and hospitality. Situated right on the coast, constructed from local wood, these beautiful traditional style bungalows will make your surf holiday something to remember. The garden overlooks the longest and most consistent left-hander in the region, “Ujung Bocur”, on the point of Tanjung Setia – so how’s that for a view? In West Sumatra, there really is something for everyone and around the surfcamp you’ll find plenty of different waves, point breaks, beach breaks and even those further afield accessible by boat.

Don’t wait until the last minute to snap up this amazing experience.

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15. Odysseys Surf School

Location: Kuta, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

If safety and certifications are your thing, Odysseys Surf School has all the accreditations you need to feel confident in the water. All of their instructors are certified by the Australian Academy of Surfing Instructors and have received bronze level training for Life-Saving Surf Rescue, Advanced Resuscitation, and International Standard Senior First Aid. Impressive, right? They also guarantee first-timers will get up on the board in their first lesson (but if you haven’t, they give you free follow up instruction!).

Starting at $35 for a lesson, we think this place is a Bali bargain

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16. Rip Curl School of Surf

Location: Sanur, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Rip Curl School of Surf is one of the longest standing reputable surf schools in Bali, having opened in 1998. Working out of two locations on the east and west coasts means you’ll always be able to find the best waves, no matter the season. If you want to learn technique, etiquette, style, and confidence – Rip Curl is the place to go. Taught by certified instructors, you’ll be in good hands when you’re in the water chasing those waves. Rip Curl promises to find you the best breaks and offers the ultimate experience on the board for both beginners and those wanting to sharpen their skills. Rip Curl welcomes everyone with open arms and guarantees an experience of a lifetime on the beautiful island paradise of Bali!

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17. In Da Surf School

Location: Canggu, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Located by the legendary Batu Bolong and Old Man’s surf spot, favourites on the Canggu scene, means that there are plenty of picks in the water for both beginners and advanced surfers alike. The world-famous Echo Beach and Prerenan surf spot is an easy 5-minute motorbike ride away, as well as Berawa beach for those wanting to go further afield. Canggu is a surfers paradise and hipster mecca so if you chose to stay you’ll be spoilt for cool places to hang out, eat and drink, not to mention the life after dark.

Check out their Surf & Stay program customized to each and every guest and with two locations in Canggu you can take your pick of the rice paddies and pools.

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18. Mind Body Soul Surf Retreat

Location: Canggu, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Bali is a surfer’s paradise and it’s hard not to get swept away with the pictures of sandy beaches, warm smiles, and year-round waves beckoning to be ridden. Mind Body Soul Retreat is more than just a ‘retreat’ so check into the Balinese way of life during your stay and benefit from yoga, surfing, and a healthy lifestyle – but more importantly, from being in the moment. With beautiful beaches awaiting, enticing breaks all around the island, as well as five-star spa sanctuaries, and meditative yoga sessions, really, what are you waiting for?

Find out their packages and prices, here.

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19. Pelan Pelan Bali – Surf & Yoga Retreat

Location: Canggu, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Nestled amid the lush rice paddies, picturesque beaches, and Hindu temples, your stay in Canggu will be postcard perfect. True to its name, Pelan Pelan, which means ‘take it easy’ in Balinese, aims to make your stay as restful as possible – while offering plenty of activities to experience the unique Indonesian culture. With Canggu just a ten-minute drive away offering all the best breaks, during your time out of the water you can learn how to make local cuisine, unwind and release during a yoga class, or indulge in massage treatments from the skilled therapists.

Prices for a week’s accommodation at Pelan Pelan with a surf and yoga package start from 707€ per person.

 

20. Mojo Camp Canggu

Location: Canggu, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Serious surfers and those looking for a good time head to Canggu. No doubt about it. Its laid-back hipster vibe draws everyone in. Canggu offers waves perfect for every level of surfer, making it a great choice for newbies, pros, families, and even those not really bothered! Mojosurf Camp’s Bali branch is newly built with an on-site pool and shared rooms, dorms and privates to suit all budgets. Great for travellers and couples and friends looking for affordable luxury, it is not to be missed if you’re looking to save on your surf trip. Sign up for a package to get lessons included, as well as your pick of yoga lessons and other activities out of the water.

Surf lessons from USD$95. Nightly rate is IDR$400 – $475.

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21. Bali Green Surf School

Location: Seminyak, Bali

Best Time to Go: All year round

 

Want to support the locals and give back to the incredible culture you’re able to experience? Bali Green Surf School in Seminyak is a locally run school who take pride in their Balinese roots and experience in the water. After all, these guys have grown up with these waves! They will expertly guide you out to the bigger breaks, or take their time with you as you learn in the smaller white waters. As well as supporting the locals, a part of the cost is donated back to local Balinese orphanages and villages – so you know your money is being well spent.

Lessons start at an affordable $45 or if you plan on staying longer, sign up for 7 days accommodation & surfing combo from $345 – that’s a bargain for Bali!

Photo Credit: https://www.baligreensurf.net/english/gallery/

 

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Maldives

 

1. Maldivesurf

 

Location: Malé, North Malé

Best Time to Go: March – November

 

Driven by the need to ride those waves? Well, we get it. That’s why we’ve hooked you up with Antony Colas, one of the best surf agents in the Maldives who knows the surf spots like the back of his hand. Boasting a near all-year round surf season with seas that are hardly ever flat, crystal clear and warm, you can’t get much better than that. Best placed to book a wide range of accommodations to suit every style and budget, you can choose to stay on the water in a safari boat – meaning you’re closer to the action! – or to stay in a resort or guesthouse for more creature comforts on one of the many paradise islands that make up this stunning part of the world.

Find out more.

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2. Serene Blue Bowls Inn

 

Location: G Dh Vaadhoo, South Huvadhoo

Best Time to Go: March – May, September – November

 

They say the Southern Atoll has the most uncrowded waves in the Maldives – but we don’t think that’ll stay secret for long… Located in the south of the Maldives, Vaadhoo, Serene Blue Bowls Inn is perfectly positioned away from the onshore winds but has access to all the best breaks. On average you can expect six to eight feet waves for the seasoned surfer and for those less interested in time in the water, you can go snorkelling, fishing, island hopping and enjoy sunset BBQs on the beach. Doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

Plus, you can get a night stay for free if you book longer than a week. Book here.

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Fiji

 

1. Fiji Surf Co

 

Location: Nadi, Nadi

Best Time to Go: April – October

 

When you think of Fiji you think of turquoise seas, swaying palm trees and fresh coconuts, right? Well, stop thinking about it and go! Fiji Surf Co in Nadi is the place to go for beginner surfers and those with a few years under their belts. Fiji Surf Co offer tailored surf coaching for 3 hours in soft beach breaks on the stunning Coral Coast for $115 per person if you go in a pair. If you’re a little more confident in the water, try out some of the legendary breaks like Swimming Pools, Restaurants, and the infamous Cloud Break. You’ll soon learn why Fiji is considered one of the best surf destinations in the world by the pros.

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Federated States of Micronesia

 

1. Pohnpei Surf Club

Location: Kolonia, Pohnpei

Best Time to Go: October – April

 

Are you an intrepid traveller and fancy something further afield for your surf trip? Kolonia in Pohnpei, Micronesia, is just the ticket. Accessible only by boat, these waves will tick every box. Expect anything from 2 feet for the beginners to up to 10 feet on a good day! The surf season runs early September until May and with warm crystal-clear waters, you’d be a fool to pass up a run on these rides. Thanks to its relatively secluded spot, you can expect an average of 15 surfers out on the whole island – and that’s even in the high season!

So, if you like your space and you like island paradise, then Pohnpei Surf Club is the ticket.

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Philippines

 

1. Patrick’s on the Beach

Location: General Luna, Siargao Island

Best Time to Go: All year

 

If you haven’t been to Siargao in the Philippines – GO! It’s still a relatively undiscovered corner of the world and the Philippines, in general, are usually overlooked by those who think of planning a trip to Asia. But there’s so much you’d be missing out on! General Luna on the picture-perfect island of Siargao is a surf mecca. There are plenty of spots around the island to ride the waves, whether it’s your first time out on the board or not. Patrick’s on the Beach offers a perfect stay, as it says right ‘on the beach’, with an on-site kitchen and bar for those all-important sundowners after a days surf. You’ll be surrounded by palm trees as you look out onto the ocean to cheers to a great day.

Click here for more information to plan your trip.

 

 

2. Bravo Beach Resort

Location: General Luna, Siargao Island

Best Time to Go: September – May

 

Nicknamed the ‘surfers paradise’ of Siargao, Bravo Club is one of the reasons people love their stay on the island, overlooking the Pesangan Reef and the Pacific Ocean. Although a tiny island, Siargao packs a punch in terms of atmosphere, culture, nightlife, and warm welcomes and is accessible by flight from Cebu, Manila, and Surigao City. Located in General Luna, you’re at the right end of town to surf the infamous Cloud 9, the epic powerful barrel, or take lessons on the smoother waves with the help of a local professional guide. Bravo offers a blend of salt-in-your-hair vibes and authenticity, combining traditional Filipino construction with contemporary architecture. If you’re looking for a comfortable and captivating place to lay down some roots during your stay in Siargao, Bravo Beach Resort is for you.

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3. Kermit Siargao

Location: General Luna, Siargao Island

Best Time to Go: September – May

 

Kermit Siargao was the islands first and biggest surf school, making it a firm favourite with returning visitors and those slave to the surf. A super chill surf hostel, Kermit is all about: the surf. Siargao has reef breaks aplenty, with barrel waves left and right and enough space in the water that you won’t be on top of each other. Kermit also offers ISA certified instructors to cater to beginners and more advanced. After a busy day out, wind down at their renowned restaurant on site, or enjoy a sunset yoga class. SUP tours and island hopping activities are also available, too.

But, quick – best book fast as it’s a popular one!

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Samoa

 

1. Aganoa Lodge Samoa

Location: Aganoa, Savaii

Best Time to Go: All year

 

Part of the Pegasus Lodges family, Aganoa Lodge Samoa is a must for those who want the luxury of first-class facilities as well as being at one with nature. Savaii’s natural beauty is second to none and this stunning oceanfront lodge borders the Tafau Rainforest Preserve and offers exclusive access to a pristine white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon. Protected also by a barrier reef, and just five hours from Australia’s East Coast, you really couldn’t pick a more perfect paradise. If you appreciate life in and out of the breaks, there is also snorkelling, fishing, yoga, and other eco-tour activities to while away those idle hours on holiday.

See you in Samoa. Book now.

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Sri Lanka

 

1. Elsewhere Surf Camps

Location: Weligama, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: November – April

 

Southern Sri Lanka gets the same swell as Indonesia, making it a hot spot for surfers – even in the offseason. Elsewhere Surf Camp is a surf and yoga school nestled in the jungle just steps from the beach. Their location is perfect to access all the different waves and breaks that the area is famous for, no matter if you’re a first-timer or seasoned surfer. On your off-days out of the water, why not enjoy some of the other activities like Boat Parties, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Snorkelling, Safari, trips to Temples, Cinnamon Farms, Tea Plantations, Cycle Tour… You won’t be bored, that’s for sure!

Don’t miss out on their crazy deal: seven nights air-conditioned accommodation, seven brekkies, five dinners, five three-hour surf lessons & 1 free yoga session = 330€. Book now.

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2. Freedom Surf School

Location: Weligama, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: October – April

 

Sri Lanka is a country of unparalleled beauty and their southern coast is no exception. Weligama is a great spot for first-time surfers and those still finding their feet in the water. Freedom Surf School is locally-run with instructors who’ve grown up surfing these waves from birth. Expect consistent beach breaks all year round and bigger waves during the months of October to April. Their accommodation is a welcoming and chill surf-hostel vibe with plenty of packages to suit tighter budgets.

You can’t argue with $16 for a one hour lesson including all equipment, can you?

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3. The Surfer Weligama Sri Lanka

Location: Weligama, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: September – May

 

The best thing about Weligama is that all the best breaks are within five to fifteen minutes of each other, meaning you’ll never be short of catching a wave. The Surfer is located right in front of breaks and the beach is lined with palm trees making it the perfect place to top up your tan out of the water. With a super friendly hostel-vibe, people flock to The Surfer to not only surf but to make friends, too. There’s a rooftop restaurant, pool, and plenty of fun activities to get involved in – in and out of the water.

Winning a 2018 Travellers Choice and 2017 Excellency Certificate from Tripadvisor, it would be foolish not to find out more…

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4. Camp Poe

Location: Ahangama, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: November – April

 

Camp Poe is more than just a surf camp, oh yes. This beautiful boutique surf and yoga retreat is an oasis of calm, creativity, natural beauty, and more. For those looking for deeper connections – in mind, body, and spirit – we couldn’t recommend a better place on the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. Championing a sustainable lifestyle, while offering access to incredible off-shore waves, stunning sandy beaches, nutritious locally-grown food, and inspiring wildlife – not to mention the people! – Camp Poe is not one to be missed.

If surfing, yoga, art and music sound like your thing – we encourage you to book your stay.

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5. Soul & Surf

Location: Ahangama, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: Year-round

 

“A camp with serious soul,” sounds promising. Setting the bar high for surf camp standards, Soul & Surf is a breath of fresh air. Set in a beautiful lush jungle location, the accommodation and facilities feel bespoke and boutique – you’ll never want to leave! You can also sign up for daily yoga classes, treatments, and enjoy sweet treats from their coffee shop. The surf scene in southern Sri Lanka offers it all from lazy longboarding waves to rolling beginners’ breaks, and shallow reefs, too. Sound too good to be true?

Visit their site to learn more.

 

6. Reef End Surf School

Location: Hikkaduwa, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: October – April

 

Set in the former fishing village of Hikkaduwa, now one of the most developed surf towns in the country, is the no-frills surf school, Reef End, welcoming you with open arms. Here, you’ll find consistent waves that can measure up to 6-feet, including the left-hander Benny’s reef break, Main Reef, North Jetty with long lefts and breaks by the harbour wall, and the Beach Break perfect for beginners. You’ll be sharing the line up with surfing pros from the area and find that locals mix happily with tourists and surfers alike.

Starting at just $20 per person for an hour lesson to 3 days at $100 for 6 lessons and 5 days for a mere $150 for 10 lessons – you can’t turn your nose up at those prices!

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7. Ahikava Surf School

Location: Galle, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: October – May

 

Nicknamed a ‘beginners paradise’ for surfing, Galle is not only a renowned historic town with its impressive Dutch Fort – a must on every passer through’s list – but also home to super chill beach breaks perfect for first timers and those still finding their feet in the water. With miles of golden sandy beaches, it also makes for the perfect beach holiday, too. Tip; tell the tuk tuk driver you’re going to the bay of Bonovosta, commonly called Dewata Sahana surfing beach, just 10-minutes drive from Galle towards Matara. Their ISA qualified surfing instructors will guide you through the lessons and their infectious smiles and ‘free hugs’ attitude just puts the cherry on the cake.

Find out their prices, here.

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8. Surf & Yoga Mirissa

Location: Mirissa, Southern Province

Best Time to Go: October – May

 

Mirissa is a hot spot for beach bums in Sri Lanka. This quirky little town has developed over the years into a haven for riding those breaks. Surf & Yoga Mirissa will make your stay one to remember and offers tailor-made surfing and yoga retreats for all their guests depending on their preference. They boast a big garden and with rooms that over look the surrounding jungle, you’ll even meet the resident monkeys, too! Priding themselves on their local knowledge, rest assured that even if you’re visiting out of the ‘peak season’ they’ll be able to find you those waves. And, they have an on-site vegan café, too, just to sway you more….

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Jump back to the best surfing spots in Asia:

 

Indonesia

1. Kamafari Surfcamp Bali | 2. Infinite Wave Surf School | 3. NextLevel Surfcamp Bali

4. G-Land Bobby’s Surf Camp | 5. WavePark Resort Mentawai | 6. Mentawai Surf Camp

7. Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort | 8. Kandui Villas | 9. Hollow Tree’s Resort

10. Kura Kura Surf Camp | 11. Drop in Surf Lodge & Camp | 12. Pinnacles on Telo

13. The Floating Surf House Resort | 14. Sumatra Surf Camp – Ujung Bocur Bungalows | 15. Odysseys Surf School

16. Rip Curl School of Surf | 17. In Da Surf School | 18. Mind Body Soul Surf Retreat

19. Pelan Pelan Bali – Surf & Yoga Retreat | 20. Mojo Camp Canggu | 21. Bali Green Surf School

 

Maldives

1. Maldivesurf | 2. Serene Blue Bowls Inn

 

Fiji

1. Fiji Surf Co

 

Federated States of Micronesia

1. Pohnpei Surf Club

 

Philippines

1. Patrick’s on the Beach | 2. Bravo Beach Resort | 3. Kermit Siargao

 

Samoa

1. Aganoa Lodge Samoa

 

Sri Lanka

1. Elsewhere Surf Camps | 2. Freedom Surf School | 3. The Surfer Weligama Sri Lanka

4. Camp Poe | 5. Soul & Surf | 6. Reef End Surf School

7. Ahikava Surf School | 8. Surf & Yoga Mirissa

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About the Author: Bailey Gaddis

Bailey is the author of Feng Shui Mommy, a travel writer, avid scuba diver, and lover of adventure. She has lived in California, Texas, Mexico, Peru, and the Honduras and is currently landed in Ojai, California. She found her ideal partner in a surfing-Aussie who is often the catalyst for their international travel (that's on a budget, with a toddler!) She is a contributing writer for Flight Network, Babble, Huff Post, Working Mother, Trip Savvy, Scary Mommy, Your Tango, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Women's Day, Cosmo, and more. A collection of her writing can be found at BaileyGaddis.com

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