the best surf school and surf villa in weligama, sri lanka

Come on and join us in paradise.
Learn to Surf, stay in our beautiful Surf Villa and explore the south coast of Sri Lanka.

Freedom is a Flexible Surf Camp
Book Surf Lessons, Book a room or Book Both

Welcome to Freedom

Freedom Surf School was established in 2012 by Ruwan Sanjeewa. Before this, Weligama Bay was an over grown jungle. A few locals began experimenting with planks of wood in the ocean. They realised that it was possible to surf and somehow got hold of a surf board, from then on surfing became a craze.  

Freedom is now the largest surf school in Weligama Bay. With the largest selection of well maintained surfboards for all abilities and ages. The comfiest sun beds and beanbags. The friendliest and most professional staff - we are all proud to be part of the growing Freedom family.

our surf and sleep packages

We offer an affordable alternative to a structured surf camp.
You can surf when you want, sleep when you want and explore as you wish. We offer the best value for money with the best service and local knowledge of Weligama and Sri Lanka.

surf relax package

Surf, relax and explore Sri Lanka

  • For beginner & intermediate surfers​

  • 1 Surf Lesson a day​

  • Board hire during lesson

  • Access to our experienced surf instructors

  • Accommodation including breakfast

  • Minimum 3 nights with flexible check in/out

 Private Room

prices starting from $35 a night

surf course package

Learn surf theory and put it into practise

  • For beginner & intermediate surfers​

  • 2 Surf Lessons a day

  • Flexible lesson times

  • One to one teaching

  • Unlimited Surfboard hire

  • Access to our experienced surf instructors

  • Accommodation including breakfast

  • Minimum 3 nights with flexible check in/out

Private Room

prices starting from $55 a night

surf intense package

Make good progress quickly

  • For beginner & intermediate surfers

  • 2 Surf Lessons a day

  • Board hire during lesson

  • Access to our experienced surf instructors

  • Accommodation including breakfast

  • Minimum 3 nights with flexible check in/out

 Private Room

prices starting from $45 a night

we are a family friendly surf camp

our surf packages

Your surf lesson will be 1 hour and taught in your booking group only, with 2 students to 1 instructor. Our instructors are ISA qualified.

surf lessons packages

For Beginner and Intermediate Surfers

  • 1 Lesson : 

  • 3 Surf Lessons  :

  • 5 Surf Lessons :

  • 7 Surf Lessons :

  • 10 Surf Lessons :

Choose to take one or two surf lessons a day

prices starting from $15 a lesson

surf course

For Beginner and Intermediate Surfers

  • 2 Surf Lessons a day

  • Flexible lesson time

  • One to one teaching

  • Unlimited Surfboard hire

  • Access to our experienced Surf Coaches

Add a Private Room to your stay

prices starting from $40 a day

surf guiding

For Intermediate and Advanced Surfers

Surf different spots around Weligama with guidance from our trained instructors.

  • Half day Guiding

  • Full day Guiding

Transport and surf board included

prices starting from $30 per person

add photoshoot and/or video analysis to any package

freedom surf school

When you learn to surf with Freedom Surf School you will get the best experience of surfing.

Weligama Bay is one of the worlds top 5 destinations for learning to surf.

You will progress your surfing skills with our ISA trained instructors.

Your surf lesson will be 1 hour and taught in your booking group only, with 2 students to 1 instructor.

You can learn in a small group, with family or friends. In the water, we focus on your individual needs and how to refine your surfing skills.

Our staff are all from the local area and have an in-depth knowledge of the waves. 

Freedom Surf School is Sri Lankan owned and run.

surf with freedom

  • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Surf Lessons.

 

  • Surf Courses, Surf Tours and Surf Guiding.

 

  • Video Analysis and Surf Photography.

 

  • Surfboard Hire.

freedom surf villa

See inside Weligama, Sri Lanka, when you stay in our beautiful, spacious Surf Villa. With rooms overlooking the river you can completely relax with stunning views. A unique location in Weligama.

We ensure a comfortable and quality stay, a perfect place to unwind after a days surf.


Seasoned surfer, first-time learner, family couple, nomad worker or solo traveler? Freedom Surf Villa is the comfortable base you can make a home.

stay with freedom

  • Private Double Rooms, Triple or Twin Room, Family Room. 

     

  • High quality, luxury rooms with AC and Fan.

  • Massive comfy beds with fresh linen.

  • Ensuite bathrooms.

 

  • ​Great Breakfasts included Choose Sri Lankan or a Healthy Smoothie Bowl (Vegan, Dairy & Gluten Free).

  • ​Lovely garden with Riverside Views.

 

  • High Speed Wifi.

Freedom travel

Sri Lanka is a vast and beautiful country with many unique experiences on offer.

You can arrange a tour of Sri Lanka at great prices - accommodation, driver & guide inclusive.

Customise your own tour for your time in Sri Lanka to suit your budget.

We support local business and promote sustainable tourism.

explore with freedom

  • Whale Watching.

  • Yala or Uduwalawe Safari.

 

  • Half Day Culture Tour.

 

  • Snake Conservation Centre.

why choose freedom 

eco friendly

Here at Freedom we are environmentally aware.
We run weekly beach cleans to help combat the pollution on Weligama beach and to help save our oceans.
We do not sell any plastic bottles and provide water refills.
We compost and recycle.

ethical and responsible

We are a certified with Good Market Global for running an ethical, eco-friendly business.
We believe in the power of people and would love to see you here with us.
We promote ethical tourism so that you can give back to the local community. ​

local

We employ all local staff at the Surf School and in the Surf Villa. We have  partnered up with local business to provide the best services for you.
Our culturally sensitive approach builds local pride and confidence.
For you this means guilt free tourism where your holiday has a positive impact!

quality

We are not only one of the oldest but also one of the biggest surf schools in Weligama Bay.
We have a large selection of well maintained surfboards for all abilities and ages.
Our staff are all from the local area and have an in-depth knowledge of the waves. 
Freedom Surf School is Sri Lankan owned and run.

professional

At Freedom safety is key. Our instructors are professional, ISA and lifesaving trained. We do our bet to give you a safe surf - take your surfing seriously!

comfort with a hostel vibe

Freedom Surf Villa is a beautiful relaxing escape with private rooms overlooking the river. We provide our customers with comfortable and quality accommodation in a peaceful setting.
We are all proud to be part of the Freedom family. and we welcome you to come and join us!

what people say about us

The whole staff are super friendly, patient and kind! They have become a huge part of the reason my friends and I keep going back for more!

Dunilsha Apr 9, 2020

An amazing experience - not only did we have great fun but also progressed a lot, improved the techniques and caught green waves! Guys were super professional, gave plenty of tips and cared a lot about our safety. Thanks a lot for treating me like a family member and for everything you did for me.

Olgac Mar 19, 2020

Had my first ever surf lesson here and it was incredible. We were recommended Freedom as the best surf school in Weligama by our hostel and I see why!

Olivia Mar 16, 2020

our certificates

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covid-19 Safe

Freedom is Covid Safe

As we open our doors to the world again we will make sure our paradise island is as safe and secure as it can be. It is our responsibility to take good care of our guests while ensuring that you have a great time in Sri Lanka. We are also responsible to our local communities and to our own families, so we should take good care. To help you and to guide you in this process, we have created a set of protocols that you will need to be aware of and follow. 

To find out more read our FAQs.

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