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Surf School Sri Lanka

Ahangama, Sri Lanka
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About Surf School Sri Lanka
Surf School Sri Lanka offers you an amazing combination of the highest possible levels of surf coaching for intermediate surfers only in some of the most user friendly surf conditions on the planet. We offer solid technical surf coaching to those beyond the white water level right through to advanced surfers. A unique coaching system that recognised world wide as one of the best .
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DaSola wrote a review Jun 2022
Asbury Park, New Jersey71 contributions36 helpful votes
Surf School Sri Lanka is hands down the best surf school that I have attended. And I’ve gone to many. What makes Surf School Sri Lanka a cut far above the rest is its holistic philosophy about surfing and coaching surfing, one that all the instructors share and implement. Their effective and expert method of coaching was conceived by the school’s founder Tim and has been passed down to Tim’s son Dan and then shared with the other instructors, Ellis and Taraka. This means that all the instructors are on the same page when it comes to helping you become a better intermediate or advanced surfer. Dan and his crew are gifted and passionate teachers. They know just the right way to explain their coaching techniques and to encourage you, whether it’s in the sandpit during the helpful land practices before and after the two-hour surf sessions; in the water during those two-hour sessions (note that they surf at only one spot, but it’s a good spot, and Dan will give suggestion on where else to surf in the afternoons or on days off); or inside the school during the thorough and exhaustive (but not exhausting!) video coaching that happens at the end of every day. A typical day, which goes from 6am to 12:30/1:30pm, is intense but also really fun. Dan is as gifted with storytelling and jokes as he is with surfing and teaching, and this makes for a good time. The yummy Sri Lankan breakfast after surfing helps too! Amazingly committed to his role as a teacher, Dan is always there for you--before, during, or after attending Surf School Sri Lanka. And Ellis can give you a lovely hug if you are having a discouraging day. A truly exceptional surf school.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Ivan L wrote a review Mar 2022
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The best surf school I’ve been to and better than I could imagine. The attitude is super professional. Safety is in the first place. Teaching is very person-oriented. Lessons are intense but in an exceptionally positive way! Extremely important parts of the lessons are onshore practice drills/exercises and theoretical knowledge provided during the course. It was very fun and productive course. Enjoyed it a lot.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Anna R wrote a review Mar 2022
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This is the best surf school I have ever attended. Dan and Ellise really know what they're doing. The training does not only take place in the water but also on land with simulation training which is so valuable especially when you are landlocked as you can also do the exercises back home. The video analysis are carried out in great detail, the positive things about your surfing and things that need improvements are discussed and they will show you the right technique to correct them. A lot of attention is payed to surf etiquette and security, which is so important! The place, the vibe, breakfast and yoga are amazing too! I am so grateful for this experience and the learnings I made and whenever I am again in Sri Lanka I will come back again for sure!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Guy B wrote a review Feb 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions
I thought I knew something about surfing after taking courses from private instructors. However these guys really have passion to surf teach you everything from safety for other surfers and yourself, basic as well as advanced techniques but essential knowledge in that regard. Now I feel that I can truly understand what surfing is all .about Excellent course, good atmosphere, lots of fun
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Arkadi Y wrote a review Feb 2022
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I have been in few surf schools. This one is so many levels above all the previous. The staff is super professional and committed to take your skills further.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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