surf with freedom

One of the oldest and biggest surf schools in Weligama Bay.
We have a large selection of well maintained surfboards for all abilities.

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 2600 LKR

  • 3 Surf Lessons 7400 LKR

  • 5 Surf Lessons 12,150 LKR

  • 7 Surf Lessons 17,000 LKR

  • 10 Surf Lessons 23,700 LKR

Choose to take one or two surf lessons a day

prices starting from €13 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 your stay choosing Dorm or Private Room

prices starting from €31 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 €25 per person

add photoshoot and/or video analysis to any package


learn to surf in weligama

we offer surf lessons or surf courses

Weligama is the best place to take your first lesson along the South Coast of Sri Lanka. 

A beach break with small, consistent waves , an excellent place for you to start and practise.

There is a fun filled atmosphere around Weligama Bay with laughter filling the air. Here, everybody begins their surfing addiction and attempts to catch their first wave.

Our surf instructors will talk you through the equipment and safety procedures. They will give you expert advice on how to time and catch the best waves. They will encourage you to paddle for yourself and teach you how to surf and catch waves alone. You will progress your surfing quickly and safely.

  • Book a package of Surf Lessons or a Surf Course.


  • Surf Lessons are 1 hour long.


  • Surf Lessons taught in your booking group, with 2 students to 1 instructor.

  • Choose to take 1 or 2 lessons a day.


  • Surf Lesson timings are flexible and changeable each day to suit your holiday needs.​

Why not add a stay at our Surf Villa?

intermediate and advanced

weligama and surroundings

There are many advanced surf spots further along the coast from Weligama.

You can surf advanced surf spots with an instructor to guide you.  Make the transition from a beginner surfer to an intermediate.

Our surf instructors have the best knowledge of private, less crowded surf spots.  You can see the beauty of Sri Lanka whilst you surf.

we offer half or full day surf guiding

  • ​2 or 4 hours guided surf.

  • Transport.

  • Surfboard hire.

  • Surf guidance with experienced surf guide.​​​

board rental

We have a large selection of well maintained surfboards for all abilities.

We maintain and buy new surfboards each season.

Our beginner soft top boards range from 9ft - 6ft.

Our hardtop boards range from 8’6 - 6’8ft. 

Arrange your surfboard rental at Freedom Surf School, Weligama Bay.

You must read and sign our agreement before hiring a board.


  • 250LKR per board per hour.


  • Surfboard rental can be arranged directly at Freedom Surf School, Weligama Bay.


  • Customers are required to read and sign our agreement before hiring a board.


surf photography and video analysis

surf photography

Book our resident photographer Ramesh to capture your best waves.

Ramesh has been photographing surfers of all levels for the past 3 years. Shooting with the Canon EOS system and a Tamron 150-600 lens. Ramesh lives in Weligama and is an experienced surfer, surfing a longboard.

video analysis

The best way to learn is to watch yourself.

For Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Surfers.

You will get 1 surf lesson filmed. 1 lesson watching your video, where you get feedback on your technique and how you can improve.

add to any package when booking

Surf Photography


  • 1 hour surf lesson captured.


  • Best photos edited.


  • All images given to you to take home on USB stick.

    Price €45 per person.

Video analysis

  • 2 Surf Lessons - ​1 hour filming, 1 feedback session.

  • Video to take home on USB stick.​

   Price €55 per person.

Freedom surf school

First established school in Weligama Bay, January 2012.

Freedom Surf School is a local run surf school. Employing all local staff who from know the waves from childhood. We have a fun and friendly but professional approach. Our experienced instructors are English speaking and ISA certified.

Safety comes first and all our instructors are life saving trained.

Our surf instructors explain every step of learning to surf. We teach you the correct techniques. Correcting you where necessary. Guide you to improve.

the team

At Freedom Surf School we deliver friendly and professional service for all customers.

We will go out of our way to provide you with the best experience of surfing Sri Lanka.

We all very much look forward to welcoming you to our surf school.




Ruwan established Freedom Surf School in 2011 and has been working hard providing a professional and fun service to surfers of Weligama ever since.




Madu has been working with us at Freedom for 2.5 years. He is kind, caring and patient and focuses on safety throught out his lessons. He speak English and Korean (as well as Sinhala) so he really is one of a kind.




Niro has been teaching with us for 3 years. He is a train lifeguard and safety comes first in every aspect of his teaching.




Manju has been a part of the Freedom team from the beginning ensuring everything runs smoothly at the school. He keeps an eye on your valuables while you surf.




Gayan has been teaching with us for 2 years but has worked as a surf instructor for 4 years. Gayan is ISA trained and his lessons go into detail of how you can advance at whatever level you are.




Kiri has been teaching with us for 4 years.
He is an expert when it comes to surf guiding and knows the best spots along the South Coast. Kiri loves his long board and we all love to watch him surf.

weligama bay

Weligama, located on the south coast of Sri Lanka is a lively fishing town. You can experience local culture as well as finding a good mix of surfers and tourists.

Weligama is an excellent base to explore the South Coast. Beautiful beaches for sunbathing and swimming and good night life only 4KM away.

In Mirissa there is Whale watching all year round. Historical Galle Fort only 40 minutes away. As well as being a fantastic starting point for Safaris to Yala and Uduwalwe and other day trips.

Weligama is the best place to base yourself for an unforgettable holiday experience

surf season

The official surf season is from the end of October until early April. Winds are off shore making clean waves, swells are good and rain is at a minimum.

From the end of April until October there is the chance of rain but there are still good waves for beginners. With the benefit of smaller crowds in the water, allowing you to have the waves to yourself.

There are waves for beginners to surf and take surf lessons all day long, but it is best to avoid the mid day sun. If you are an early bird and enjoy the sunrise, this is a perfect time to surf as it is very quiet. Watching the sunset from the ocean whilst catching waves is stunning.

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Freedom Surf School
Weligama Bay, Weligama
Sri Lanka

Freedom Surf Villa

Ganewaththa, Temple Road, Pelana Polwatta Rd, Weligama

Sri Lanka

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