I first met Bandula a year ago when staying at The 5* Amanwella hotel. I paid for a surf trip and Bandulla was their man to take guests out. He took me to a secret spot where i got long rides and some great waves in a gorgeous location. We had a fun day and Bandula was a fantastic teacher. A year later i booked alot of time at Hikkaduwa and found the surf to be big and very fast breaking, hard to get on as a beginner/intermediate, i caught next to no waves and all i could think about was last years trip with Bandula and that perfect beach and easy rides. So i headed down and found Bandula had left the Aman hotel and set up on his own. It was great meeting him again and we went to the same spot and got even better waves, he also showed me other beaches he takes beginners to. He still provides the same excellent service installed by the Aman, cold drinks, cold towels, etc.
I will probably be coming back next year and booking a week of surfing in the Tangalle area with Bandula as for beginner /intermediates this is the best area in Sri Lanka to learn, so much variety. Highly recommended!!!