Hot! More information on the weather in Sri Lanka can be found here. Information about the surf season can be found here.
The costs for food and public transport are quite low for Western European conditions. A few examples: Local food costs the equivalent of about 2.00 euros. A 1-hour bus or train ride costs about 1.00 euro. In fancier restaurants meals cost from around 10.00 to 20.00 euros.
Do not worry, a trip to Sri Lanka poses no special risks, or even threats. Since it is a tropical country, there are a few things that you should consider when making travel arrangements and when you are on the road: Health in Sri Lanka
Concerning the vaccinations, the same recommendations apply to Sri Lanka as for any other tropical countries: Recommendations of the Tropical Institute
For adequate sun protection in the water, we recommend in any case you bring, a long-sleeved Lycra and a sunscreen with SPF 50. Zinc paste for the face and lips will help you survive the day in the water unharmed, a mosquito spray will get you safely through the night. A small first aid kit that includes, for example, disinfectant spray, ear drops and waterproof Band-Aids, can never hurt either. To protect your ears while surfing, we additionally recommend you pack a pair of ear plugs. Brands such as EQ Seals, Doc’s Proplug, SurfEars or Tecfen Medical offer an ideal and affordable product for everyone’s needs.
Finally, we would recommend that you get travel insurance. That way you’ll be protected for an emergency. Should an emergency occur, the Asiri Hospital Matara is located nearby: Asiri Hospital Matara
No, however, no surf lessons take place Saturday and Sunday.
If you’d like, you are more than welcome to! Basically, we have a wide selection of surfboards. From Short to Long and more. However, most airlines to Sri Lanka allow you to take your surfboard with you at no additional cost if the total weight is not exceeded.
Bread, cheese, sausages and chocolate for the team! On the other hand, you can leave one of your long pants at home (or all of them). Otherwise, bug spray and plenty of sun protection in the form of a cap, long-sleeved Lycra, leggings and sunscreen should not be missed.
Arrivals and departures are possible every day. The nearest international airport is Colombo (CMB), where we will pick you up. Look out for the friendly person with the sign “drivethru Surfcamp”.
He finds you! And if not, he will be waiting IN the arrival area and has a sign in hand with your name on it.
Yes, this is not a problem. You can book your transfer up to two days before departure at the camp.
We are located in the village “Madiha” and in “Polhena”, 10 Tuk Tuk-mintues away from Matara. There you can ask about “Alex Place” or directly about “drivethru”. Many people in the village know us and will point you in the right direction. Otherwise you can find us on Google Maps under “drivethru Surfcamps”.
No, that is not possible.
Yes, as long as we have the free space that is not a problem.
No, bed linen and towels are available here. Please bring your own beach towel though.
Yes, but: You can get online in our villa, but the connection can sometimes be “sketchy”. For example, if too many people are online at the same time, the weather is bad, etc.
If you want to make sure you have internet available, you can buy a card for your smartphone with data volume at the airport (just before the exit).
Sure, of course! Other than surfing, the island also offers a lot of activities and attractions. Should you be too sore, or the ocean and the swell are taking a day off, there is a lot to see:
You’re welcome to pay us with euros, dollars or rupees (for example, if you have leftover rupees at the end of your holiday, since you cannot leave the country with rupees).
Yes, about a 10-minute Tuk Tuk drive away.
Our goal is 1: 6, which may vary slightly in one way or the other.
No not at all, you can expect perfect beginner conditions.
Yes, Waschdl can’t wait!
Yes, this is part of our training concept. There are no fixed group constellations.
Monday to Friday, 1x daily, the course times can vary.