The Surf Camp


SAFA Surf Camp  is a locally owned surf camp in the eastern Sri Lankan coastal town of Arugam Bay. Known for its great waves and chilled surfer vibe, it is the perfect place to learn to surf and our team at SAFA (Surfing Access For All) are the best one to teach you.


Our crew is made up of locals as their knowledge of the area, ocean, currents, and tides is some of the best out there. They will have you paddling, standing on your board, and catching and riding waves in no time– all with a big smile on your face.


The camp is a home away from home and we encourage a relaxed, family style stay so that whether you are here for a night, a week, or the full two weeks, SAFA will feel like home. Set in open plan beach surrounds, with no noise or light pollution, the only sounds you will hear are the waves crashing against the beach and the laughter of our guests as they unwind after a day at sea. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and you can enjoy the drinks at our beach bar have set it up on the the camp as well as a range of snacks to feed your hungry post surf bellies. Fill up on porridge, eggs, fruit or traditional curries and rice, all made with locally sourced ingredients and prepared freshly by our local chef. 


Our beach front villas frame the camp, and you'll find a large community area in the middle to chill after your surf, kitchen facilities for all to use,beach bar, hammocks, and sun beds; there is space to hang with the other surfers or have some quiet time.


SAFA is just a short walk to the main town where you can find places to eat and drink, shops, markets, beach and ayurvedic massages. There will be opportunities to visit local temples, taste authentic Sri Lankan curries, try fresh local fish and handmade coconut roti, and hire scooters to explore the nearby national parks where you will find elephants, water buffalo, peacocks, and more. Our team can arrange everything for you.