Surf Camp and Yoga Holiday @ Hiriketiya

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5 Days Yoga and Surf Camp with Temple, Beach, Blow Hall Tours, and Boat Safari in Sri Lanka.

 

Join Sri Lankan Tour Hub at My Surf Camp Hiriketiya, Sri Lanka during this 5-day surf and yoga camp program. There, surfers of any level will be able to refresh themselves and have access to beautiful warm water as well as yoga retreat and meditation for beginners. Hiriketiya has been considered a little slice of paradise by some, the same can be said about the villa, waves, and surroundings.

 

Highlights

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 3 yoga classes for beginners
  • Experience unlimited surf theory lessons
  • Rekawa Turtle Beach, Mulkirigala temple, Blow Hall, and tuk-tuk tours
  • Hiriketiya Beach surf lessons and enjoy a boat safari
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts

 

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

 

Styles

  • Surfing.
  • Yoga – Hatha.

4 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Bandaranaike International Airport (US$95)
Airport transfer available:
Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$50)

Accommodation

Check-in Time:
12:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  •  Hot spring
  •  Air-conditioned rooms
  •  Bar
  •  Barbecue facilities
  •  Cafe
  •  Dining area
  •  Environmentally friendly
  •  Garden
  •  Honesty bar
  •  Lobby
  •  Meditation garden
  •  Picnic area
  •  Restaurant
  •  Special menu request
  •  Terrace
  •  Yoga deck
  •  Bicycle rental
  •  Board rental
  •  Car rental
  •  Currency exchange
  •  Dry cleaning
  •  Free parking
  •  Free Wi-Fi
  •  Internet access
  •  Ironing / ironing board
  •  Laundry
  •  Medical assistance
  •  Meeting room
  •  Parking lot
  •  Tour assistance
  •  Wireless internet

During this holiday, you have the option of staying in a private room in the villas / resorts or 3 / 4-star hotels depending on your budget or needs.

  • 20 private rooms with AC and no AC
  • 25 luxury private rooms in villas

 Program

Itinerary

Day 1: Colombo – Tangalle – Hiriketiya

Once you arrive at Colombo International Airport (CMB), Sri Lankan Tour Hub’s guides will pick you up from the airport. Then, you will directly be transferred to the surf camp in Unakuruwa beach (Tuk Tuk Bay) or Hiriketiya Beach (client can select the campsite according to his favor and price will vary also campsite should be confirmed before two weeks on arrivals), Tangalle, Sri Lanka via E01 Southern Express Highway. It will take 3 hours 22 minutes (217.3 km) via Southern Expy/E01.

This day, the guide will going to show you the city and beach around Tangalle. You will check-in and meet the team. There, you will enjoy seafood beach barbecue local foods and Sri Lankan style cocktails. Afterward, you can visit a beach, music or take a rest as you wish.

 

Day 2: Hiriketiya Beach – surf lessons and sunset yoga class

You will begin your day by enjoying a breakfast buffet, a combination of Sri Lankan and western foods changing daily. Travel by tuk-tuk to Hiriketiya beach 20 minutes, you will have a surfing lesson or professional surf guiding at Hiriketiya Surf Camp on the beach. That for almost three hours that you can collect your basic surfboard and start your practice with the surf teacher.

You will have your buffet for lunch. In the spare time, you may relax on the beach, snorkeling, or free to practice surfing in the afternoon. As you like, you can go watch evening sunset locations on the beach and do practicing yoga with a yoga teacher till the sun goes down. In the evening, you will enjoy barbecue grilled dinner or Sri Lankan food and take a rest.

 

Day 3: Yoga – Hiriketiya Beach – Blow Hall – Rekawa Turtle Beach

You will begin your day by enjoying a breakfast buffet, a combination of Sri Lankan and western foods changing daily. You will have a surfing lesson or professional surf guiding at Hiriketiya on the beach and waves for almost two hours that you can collect your basic surfboard and start your practice with the surf teacher.

You will have your buffet for lunch. In the spare time, you may relax on the beach, snorkeling, or free to practice surfing in the afternoon your own. As you like, you will travel to watch Blow hall its about 30 minutes to drive by tuk-tuk to blow hall. You can stay there until 5 p.m. and come back to yoga class and accommodation. You will enjoy barbecue grilled dinner or Sri Lankan food and take a rest. Travel to watch turtles at Rekawa on the beach is at 11 p.m.

Five species of turtles struggle ashore to lay their eggs on Rekawa Beach. Groups are led to nest sites to witness these beautiful creatures. some nights the commotion can be deeply disturbing for the turtles. Until management of the project improves. Turtles nest here all year round, but the main season is April to July. The rarest turtles to sight are the giant leatherbacks. The company uses certified guides and spotters; note that torches and flash photography are prohibited.

 

Day 4: Yoga – Hiriketiya Surf – Mulkirigala Historical Temple

Wake up to a freshly prepared breakfast of both Sri Lankan and western foods changing daily as you wish. After morning yoga, this will be your day three of your surfing career, slap on the sunscreen, take your theory and practical lesson at the theater (the theory is every day and can be before or after the surf session). The afternoon is yours for the taking.

After 4 p.m., you’ll have a tour to Mulkirigala historical temple visit by tuk-tuk and then you will move to watch other places, beaches. You will also have a chance to see an evening sunset at the temple’s highs point as well as practice yoga and being alone with meditation. Then you will be back to your accommodation.

 

Day 5: Unakuruwa / Hiriketiya surf – boat safari – surf camp ends

After your breakfast, you will have a surfing lesson or professional surf guiding at the campsite and be provided with surfboards for free surfing. You will have a traditional Sri Lankan breakfast with local foods.

After this day morning surf, all the lessons are finished and hopefully, you will catch your own waves on your own surf spot. After surf, Sri Lankan Tour Hub will bring you tour by boat to see the land side from ocean, its about 40 minutes ride. Check out is by 11:00 a.m. Grab some photos in Surf camp and some mercy to show off to your friends. Make sure you’ve got everyone on Facebook and say goodbye to your surf camp family. They miss you already.

 

Beginners surfing lessons

  • Preparations on the beach including safety introduction
  • Surfing supported by an instructor
  • Time for break/s if needed
  • Short wrap-up

 

Level 1 surfing lesson

Level 1 surfing lesson is designed for the complete beginner and for those who have tried surfing a few times but have not been able to catch a wave by themselves. You will learn surfing with the right techniques accompanied by friendly and experienced surfing instructors of The Surfer Weligama. One instructor will guide a maximum of 2 persons. For first-timers, this shorter beginner’s class is recommended, as surfing is a physically demanding sport and can be quite tiring!

 

Level 2 surfing lesson

Level 2 surfing lesson is designed for the surfers who can catch a wave in the white water but want to continue to progress their surfing and learn safety tips, tricks, how to go to the lineup, how to catch a green wave properly and turn so they can improve from a beginner surfing level to an intermediate one.

 

Intermediate surf lessons

An innovative and unique coaching system for intermediate and advanced surf lessons is thought of as one of the best island-wide. Booking with Sri Lankan Tour Hub is a process where they get to know who you are, where you are in your surfing and what you want from the course. That attention to your needs and the ability to really expand your surfing is what makes them so special. They have coached right up to top international competitors and have over 10 years of surf coaching experience at the intermediate and advanced levels of surfing.

 

Developing your surfing technique

Board selection and design service are unlike any other surf camp or school. Imagine having just the right board being chosen by your own coach? A board that will really help you have more fun and advance in your surfing.

If you are just moving onto unbroken waves and your first good turns, or if you’re more advanced and you’re already trying to perfect maneuvers, then their coaching will be perfect for you.

They explain techniques clearly and always give you the correct and positive feedback that’s needed. They know they can make a huge difference to your surfing and women’s intermediate and advanced surfing is progressing all the time and their coaching and coaches reflect that too.

 

Yoga Retreat

In this retreat you will learn to find your way back through yoga and meditation. What do I want to achieve, what do I want for this year, what do I want for my life? For this, you deliberately go into silence

You connect with your heart and listen to your inner voice. The voice that is often ignored or suppressed in loud everyday life. You will also learn how to manifest your wishes and make them real, so that 2020 becomes the year of your heart, the year in which everything changes, a year full of miracles

 

What you’ll learn.

You will cover at this level:

  • Perfecting take off / pop up
  • Acceleration techniques
  • Core balance in maneuvers
  • Top to bottom turns
  • Paddle out techniques duck dive
  • Paddling technique
  • Cutbacks, off the lips, floaters
  • Wave formation
  • The history of surfing
  • Surfboard design
  • The rules of surfing
  • Tides and how they work
  • Fitness for surfing
  • Types of surf spots
  • Surf prediction

 

Advanced surf lessons

The advanced surf lessons are focused on helping surfers to have more fun by gaining more control and better flow and consistency to your riding in more challenging waves.

 

What will you learn in advanced surf lessons?

  • This course will help you improve your bottom turn and to learn top turns or cutbacks, how to duck dive, and how to take control of your speed. Progress from passively gliding down the wave to actively surfing it.
  • Learn how to generate speed, choose the right maneuvers to stay in the power pocket of the wave, and how to improve your paddling technique so you use less energy.
  • The instructors can also help with advanced takeoff techniques to minimize wipeouts, and help you acquire better wave-reading to avoid close-outs and get a better position in the line-up.

 

How do advanced surf lessons work?

  • The instructors will do a short assessment that will help to determine your surfing level, so they can tailor the right training programs with specific exercises for you.
  • Depending on your abilities and goals, they will help you focus on the right exercises and on choosing the right equipment. They’ll ensure you don’t limit your development through poor equipment choices, such as having too small a board or the wrong fin set-up, etc.
  • All surf instructors are skilled and professional, certified by the International Surfing Association (ISA).
  • Sri Lankan Tour Hub keeps the groups small, always working to a maximum of eight students per instructor, in keeping with the recommendation of the ISA.

Included excursions

    • 3 days Hiriketiya surf lessons
    • 3 days beginners yoga/meditation class
    • 1-day Unakuruwa surf lessons
    • Blow Hall tour
    • Rekawa Turtle Beach tour
    • Mulkirigala Historical Temple tour
    • Boat safari
    • Village tours by tuk-tuk
    • Tangalle city tour

 


 Instructors

Ranga Shrimal

 Location

Retreat location

Hiriketiya Beach

This recently discovered bay is described by all who visit as ‘Paradise’. Hiriketiya Bay is, without doubt, the premier beach of South Sri Lanka. Away from the commercialized tourist zones, Hiriketiya bay feels like a home away from home. Nearby undiscovered bays make the far south coast a hidden gem of swimming, walking and biking trails. Prevailing easterly or westerly winds are kept away by the horseshoe shape of the bay, making swimming and surfing conditions safe all year round.

It is located 22 km (14 mi) east of the city of Matara. Dickwella is noted for its long sandy beach which is protected by headlands, reefs, and sand-bars, making it safer for swimming. Distance from Tuk Tuk Bay – 20 minutes (11 km).

 

Blow Hall (Hummanaya)

The name Hummanaya is attributed to the noise made when the water gushes up the narrow fissure.

Watch the seawater spurt out to towering heights when it thrusts water against the narrow rocky cove and pushes it through a hole in the rock bed with a ‘wheezing’ sound. Sometimes when the wind conditions are favorable the water sprouts up to a height of 30 meters. This is a rare and exciting natural sight and has been a crowd-puller for many years. Also known as the Hummanaya.

 

Rekawa Turtles Beach

Five species of turtles struggle ashore to lay their eggs on Rekawa Beach. Groups are led to nest sites to witness these beautiful creatures. some nights the commotion can be deeply disturbing for the turtles. Until the management of the project improves, it’s difficult to recommend these tours wholeheartedly.

Turtles nest here all year round, but the main season is April to July. The rarest turtles to sight are the giant leatherbacks. The company uses certified guides and spotters; note that torches and flash photography are prohibited.

 

Mulkirigala Historical Temple

Dangling off a rocky crag 16 km northwest of Tangalla and nestled away among a green forest of coconut trees are the peaceful rock temples of Mulkirigala. Clamber in sweat up the 500 or so steps and you’ll encounter a series of seven cleft-like caves on five different terraced levels. Housed in the caves are a number of large reclining Buddha statues interspersed with smaller sitting and standing figures.

Temples, in some form or another, have been located here for over 2000 years, but the current incarnations, and their paintings, date from the 18th century. Nearby is a Buddhist school for young monks.

Pali manuscripts found in the monastic library here by a British official in 1826 were used for the first translation of the Mahavamsa (Great Chronicle), which unlocked Sri Lanka’s early history to the Europeans.

Tuk Tuk Bay Beach Front Villa – Unakuruwa – Tangalle

Located in Unakuruwa village Tangalle, just 8 km from Hummanaya (Blow Hole), Tuk Tuk Bay Surf Beach provides beachfront accommodation with a restaurant, a bar, a garden, and free Wi-Fi. Featuring free private parking, the Tuk Tuk Bay Villa is in an area where guests can engage in activities such as surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and diving.

For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra charge. The restaurant offers a full English/Irish or vegan breakfast. Staff at Tuk Tuk Bay Surf Beach are available to provide guidance at the 24-hour front desk.

The accommodation offers a children’s playground. Cycling can be enjoyed nearby, while a bicycle rental service and a private beach area are also available on site. Tangalle Lagoon is 5 km from Tuk Tuk Bay Surf Beach, while Mulkirigala Rock Monastery is 6 km away. The nearest airport is Mattala Rajapaksa International, 73 km from the Tuk Tuk Bay, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

 

Hiriketiya Jasper House (3-star hotel)

Surrounded by leafy coconut palms and ocean views, Jasper House sits on a quiet point at Hiriketiya. Jasper benefits from a degree of separation, making it perfect for those looking for a relaxing break. It’s only a few steps to the surf, take in the view from the rooftop lounge, stretch it out in the yoga shala, enjoy the rock pool or take a short stroll to the beach cafes that line the shore.

Rooms

Open-air rooms invite the sounds of the ocean and swaying palm trees into a relaxing space that fills your soul. Combine this with onsite yoga, pumping surf a stone’s throw away, a beautiful rock pool and sunsets from our rooftop lounge – you will not want to leave.

  • Deluxe Ocean View
  • Deluxe Palm View
  • Deluxe Courtyard
  • Deluxe Poolside

 

Sea View Clay Houses

Sea View Clay House Dikwella offers accommodation in Dikwella South. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms feature a seating area where you can relax. A terrace is featured in all rooms. Free good Wi-Fi is available.

Traditional and authentic build houses in mud/clay which keep the heat outside. All situated in an amazing location with a view of the Indian Ocean.

Here you do not find any traffic or restaurant noises. Here you will find the beautiful sound of nature. The waves from the ocean, the sounds of the peacocks and the colorful birds. Very soon the garden will be finished and you will find a small paradise. All rooms feature a seating area/terrace where you can relax.

The hotel is situated within a short walk to both the Hiriketiya beach and the Dikwella beach. The houses are rustically furnished with a comfortable queen bed with an excellent mattress. High-speed WiFi, fan, refrigerator, and kettle. Nice bathroom/shower with hot/cold water. Lovely terrace with sea view.


Food

On this Surf camp, you will be served daily breakfast (included in the price). For the rest of the meals, you can have the best local food experience as well as Western and Sri Lankan foods in the local restaurants.

 

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

 

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

 

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it’s a good idea to communicate it to the organizer when making a reservation

 

 What’s included

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 3 yoga classes
  • Unlimited surf theory lessons
  • Surf equipment is free
  • 4 nights’ accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Hiriketiya Beach surf lessons
  • Unakuruwa Bay surf lessons
  • Rekawa Turtle Beach tour
  • Mulkirigala Temple tour
  • Blow Hall tour
  • Boat safari
  • Tuk-tuk tours
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Free use of skateboards
  • Yoga mat every day

 

 What’s not included

  • Airport Pickup from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Airport transfers to Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Flights to and from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB)
  • Lunch and dinner for 5 days
  • Massage and spa treatments
  • Optional activities
  • Water
  • Spa treatments

Things to do (optional)

  • Spa and body massage
  • Safari 

 


Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) or Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI). Transfer from and to these airports are available at an additional cost.

Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport Airport transfer available: Bandaranaike International Airport (US$95 per person)Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport Airport transfer available: Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (US$50 per person)Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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