Welcome to Gota Dagua Surf Camp Ahangama! Learn how to surf in one of Sri lanka’s most famous surf spot in Kabalana. Surrounded by high palm trees, exotic beaches and warm water, you will find a high quality surf experience while being immersed in the local Sri Lankan culture and welcoming atmosphere. Whether you are new to surfing or experienced surfer, you will meet people from all around the world who share the love for travel and discovery of new cultures and surf breaks.
We offer high quality surf lessons for all levels at Kabalana beach. Including group surf lessons for beginners, and surf coaching for intermediate and advanced surfers. Kabalana beach offers a wide variety of waves ranging from a beach break for beginners, to a reef break for advanced surfers. Our focus is on providing high-quality surf coaching in Sri Lanka with our certified and highly experienced surf instructors. We run weekly theory surf lessons which are delivered by our coaches, including presentations and video analysis designed to accelerate your progress during the surf camp week. The more you have fun, the better you will surf at Gota Dagua.
Our surf house in Ahangama is located just 200m from Kabalana beach, one of the most famous surf spot in Sri Lanka. Kabalana beach is surrounded by a mesmerising landscape of white sand beaches, clear blue water and high palm trees. Hidden in this exotic vegetation lies many restaurants, beach bars and local surf shop, all with a passion for the surf lifestyle and sharing positive vibes. Immerse yourself in a warm and welcoming atmosphere for a great surf holiday surrounded near great waves and great people.
7 AM – Yoga or Sunrise free Surfing
8 AM – Breakfast
9 AM – Surf Lessons
2 PM – Free Surfing or Activities
7 PM – Dinner
8 PM – Surf Camp Activities
*This Schedule may vary depending on the choice of packages and events.
Our surf house near Kabalana beach has 6 private rooms and 2 shared rooms with all rooms have a private bathroom and AC. The pool is situated right outside the bottom floor where all the camps activities will be held. The tables near the pool will host all our delicious and tasty surf camp breakfasts and dinners. The surf house being only 2min away from the beach, you will be close to the action and ready to share the stoke.
The shared room has 3 bunk beds for 6 people. Each person has a private sleeping cabin equipped with a curtain for privacy, power outlet, locker and a reading light! A perfect choice for a solo traveller and excellent way to make new friends!
The private room can have a double bed or two single beds depending on your preferences. Each double room has its own private bathroom and AC. The room is equipped with bedside tables, nightlights, power outlet and a closet. Very comfortable for a private stay with your loved one or friend!
Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, bathed in warm Indian Ocean current, and with nearly 1600 kilometres of palm-fringed coastline. Sri Lanka is an incredible surf destination.
Positioned just south of India in the Indian Ocean you’ll find a land of magnificent landscapes featuring lagoons, fertile wetlands, mysterious forests, mountains, rivers and cascading waterfalls. Despite its small size it has the highest biodiversity density in all of Asia.
During the months of November to May, the best area of the country to be surfing is the south-west coastline which is where The Surf Villa is located. During these months you will have dry and sunny weather conditions on the south coast. Water temperatures will be around 25°C-30°C (80°C-90°F), which gives you a great opportunity to surf in Sri Lanka without a wetsuit. The combination of head-high glassy waves, long periods, and offshore winds creates the setting for perfect surf conditions for anyone from beginners to advanced surfers.
To make sure you feel at home we have made a small map explaining where some important spots around our Surf Villa. You can see the location of the Hospital, Supermarket, main Surf Spot in Kabalana, our Surf Villa. We have bars and restaurants walking distance from the Surf House. Everything you will need during your stay.
You will have to follow the steps below ( all trip takes around 3 hour ):
1- Uber/ Pickme from Bandaranaike International Airport to Kadawatha Bus Station – around 18€
2- Bus from Kadawatha Station to Galle Bus Station ( 2h) – around 6€
3- Taxi from Galle Bus Station till Gota Dagua Surf Camp – around 18 €
From the Airport is 65€ per way per car. Book it with us !
-1 Euro = 350 Sri Lankan Rupees
-Meal in a Local restaurant – around 7€
-Beer around 2€
-The average yearly temperatures range from 28°C (82°F) to 31°C (88°F)
-Water temperatures will be around 25°C-30°C (80°C-90°F)
-Typical food is curry
Apart from our main focus being on delivering the highest quality surf lessons and surf coaching, we want to ensure you experience a wide range of different activities outside surf lessons. During your stay you will enjoy many fun surf camp activities such as magical sunsets, exploring hidden beaches, safaris, BBQ nights and much more. It is sure to be a surf holiday like no other.
7 nights accommodation
7 healthy breakfasts
5 Dinners (Starter, Main dish, dessert)
Theory lesson and video analysis
7 days free surf equipment (boards and wetsuits)
Towel, linen and room cleaning
Free Activities (Karaoke, Games night, Sunset)
10-hour Surf course – 6 surf lessons (UPGRADE)
5 Yoga lessons (UPGRADE)
Flight from/to Sri Lanka
Transfer from the airport
1 Dinner a week is not included (dinner out activity)
Lunchs during the week
We welcome a lot of guests who are solo travelers. It’s our mission to create an inclusive environment that welcomes everyone. Whether you’re travelling alone or as part of a group we guarantee you’ll make friends along the way. 80% of our guests travel alone therefore we are well prepared to create an amazing experience for solo travellers.
The typical age range of our guests is around 21-40. However, there are always exceptions and we welcome guests of all ages.
We are always flexible and will do our best to accommodate even last minute bookings. However we do advise to book early if you plan to travel during peak season as we get booked up quickly in the summer months!
Of course – with so many activities and places to visit in the local area we welcome everyone not just for surfing.
We will ensure that you get to experience the local Portuguese cuisine including a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Don’t worry, no matter what your requirements we will do our best to accommodate.
Check-in is from 3pm to 9pm and check-out is before 11am. However we are flexible and if you need to arrange a different time just contact us to let us know in advance.
Within walking distance of the camp you will find a supermarket, coffee shops, restaurants, a laundrette, ATM’s and a pharmacy. Everything else you can find in Caparica town centre, nearby to our surf school.
We have free parking right outside our surf camp.
Beginners: May to October
Advanced: All year
However, even as a beginner if you decide to visit during winter or spring we will always find a nice spot for you to catch some waves.
The surf groups for adults have a maximum capacity of 5 students per instructor. We divide the groups according to your experience level.
You can use the surf equipment (wetsuits and surfboard) throughout your whole stay during and before/after lessons. You can also change your equipment depending on the wave conditions.
Flights are not included.
If you are obliged to cancel your booking you should write to us immediately. Free cancellation is applicable within 24 hours after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Bookings within 45 days before the arrival date can not be canceled and require 100% compensation.
Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:
We are offering free cancellations and rebooking opportunities for all bookings with travel dates 2021. Free cancellation is applicable within 7 days after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Rebooking needs to be done 14 days prior to the arrival date. Customers can rebook with an arrival date within 12 months of the change date.
In all cases we advise you to always follow these steps:
Send us a written cancellation with the number of your Booking Confirmation and your account number included, and we will refund the amount within 2 weeks from the cancellation date.
The date on which we receive the cancellation will be crucial for the amount of the refund / the Traveler’s payment responsibilities.
Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:
The initial reservation to secure your booking along with the first installment of 25% (or payment in full) should be made online. The remaining 75% should be paid no less than 45 days prior to the arrival date online. Bookings made within 45 days of the date of arrival are paid in full at the time of booking.