Arugam Bay is different to the south coast because here locals still run all of the surf schools. In general, you can expect a small amount of instruction on theory, safety and etiquette and more emphasis on having fun. We recommend learning something about surfing before you take a lesson as a beginner in Arugam Bay. This is because the basics can sometimes be missed!
Every surf school doubles as a surf camp in Arugam Bay and they will all be able to find you accommodation, food, transport and anything else you require. It should not be necessary to make an advance reservation outside of July, August and September. If you can negotiate you will save a significant amount of money by not booking online.
Surf Schools in Arugam Bay
Our other site srilankasurflessons.com (opens in a new window) is an independent guide to surf schools in Sri Lanka. There are links to Tripadvisor reviews, websites and other useful info such as costs of lessons.