What you'll do
Depending on your experience, we offer different lessons. Absolute beginners (Level 1): We’ll give you an introduction to surfing and make sure you'll catch your first wave soon! We don't just push you into the wave, we will make sure that you develop the skills to catch waves on your own while having fun in the meantime. We want you to be comfortable in the water so before we head into the water, we will teach you the theory and techniques of surfing so you feel well prepared. When you feel ready, we take you into the water and the fun of catching your first wave begins! Level 2: is for the surfers that can comfortably stand on the board and are focusing on catching unbroken waves (green waves). When you feel comfortable catching white water waves on your own, you're ready for the unbroken waves. We teach you how to paddle through the white water efficiently and safely, wave selection, how to catch the green waves, improve your skills, how to turn, how to go to the line up, safety and surf etiquette and so on. Each lesson is 1,5 hrs with a maximum of 2 people for 1 instructor.
Hi, I’m Thilina, born in Weligama, surfer and owner of surf hotel Layback, offering accommodation and surf & yoga retreats. At Layback we have a passion for surfing and a love for teaching. We offer some of the best surf lessons on the south coast and will ensure you have an amazing surf experience! Weligama is Sri Lanka's number 1 destination for beginner and intermediate surfers with a two-kilometer-long beach break. It's safe, fun and not crowded so the ideal spot for beginner and intermediate surfers.
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Where you'll be
We will give the lesson in Weligama bay. Weligama is Sri Lanka's number 1 destination for beginner and intermediate surfers with a two-kilometer-long beach break. Weligama is traditionally a fisherman village so while surfing you can also witness the fishermen going out on their daily boat trips.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Please only book the experience if one or more of the criteria listed below describes your surf level. * You never tried surfing before. * You've tried surfing before, but only a few times. You still struggle…
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