Sri Lanka

Surfing Gurubebila, Sri Lanka

A retreat that combines surfing and meditation in Gurubebila in southern Sri Lanka.
In short, this is a location where we will surf along Sri Lanka’s beaches, practice yoga and train our minds to be more present through meditation. Can it get any better?

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Breathe In, Surf Out Surfing

We are arranging two retreats that combine surfing and meditation to Gurubebila in southern Sri Lanka. In short, this is a retreat where we will surf along Sri Lanka’s beaches, practice yoga and train our minds to be more present through meditation. Can it get any better?

Meditation - During the week we will learn to be more present through meditation exercises. Josefin Dahlberg and Axel Wennhall will supervise you during the week, and they will both be available for anyone who has never tried meditation before. We will practice mindfulness and various types of meditation including shaking, mantra and breathing exercises. In short - you will experience a lot of wonderful meditations, that will help you to be your true self and stay more present both during the retreat and when you return home.

Nature - The small village of Gurubebila lies adjacent to Weligama on Sri Lanka’s south coast. A stone’s throw from our accommodation sits one of the village’s charming beaches and one of the coast’s many surf breaks. The nature of Sri Lanka combines rich vegetation with white beaches and turquoise water.

Adventure - The coast offers excellent surfing for all levels, from beginner to expert. In Weligama which lies 5 minutes away by Tuk Tuk, you will find one of the world’s best beginner surf breaks where those who want to learn how to surf will be placed. The rest of the coast offers a varied surf for the more experienced surfers and the gang at Jamu Surf will be able to provide you with tips on how to find the best spots.

  • Yoga Practice

  • Welcome dinner

  • Breakfast everyday

  • 6 days yoga (1 session per day)

  • The opportunity to surf the best surf breaks, recommended by the owners of Jamu Surf Lodge (for the more experienced)

  • surfing classes which include a surfboard (for us beginners)

  • Exercises and material which you can take home with you after the retreat 6 days

  • 6 days of guided meditation classes

  • 7 nights stay in a double room at Jamu Surf Lodge

We will stay at the Jamu Surf Lodge that lies in the small village of Gurubebila which sits alongside Weligama. A green oasis dressed in concrete and wood, the lodge contains five rooms that come in two sizes. The breakfast will offer delicious, plentiful and healthy dishes with fresh fruit and the very finest coffee. When you are not out surfing, doing yoga or meditating you can read or play board games in the café or relax in the hammock and drink from a coconut.

Program Day 2

08.00 Breakfast

08.30 Introduction

09.30 Meditation

10.00 Surf

17.00 Yoga

18.00 Meditation

19.00 Welcome dinner

Program Day 3 - 7

08.00 Meditation

09.00 Breakfast

10.00 Surf

17.00 Yoga

18.00 Meditation

19.00 Own time for dinner

No activities on Day 1 (arrival) and Day 8 (departure). Simply arrive and leave :)

Dates coming soon. Inquire for more info.

Additional costs: Flights to/from Colombo will need to be booked at your own expense. 1 000 SEK for a bed in a bigger bungalow, mandatory if you're travelling alone. Please note that there are no single rooms available at Jamu Surf Lodge. Do you still want to stay by yourself? Contact us, and we will try and find a solution! Transfer costs around 500 SEK per car and is easily arranged from Colombo airport. We can help you book the transfer. Lunch, dinners, snacks and drinks outside the deal above. Special equipment. Sun lotion ; )

About the location

Accommodation

We will stay at the Jamu Surf Lodge that lies in the small village of Gurubebila which sits alongside Weligama. A green oasis dressed in concrete and wood, the lodge contains five rooms that come in two sizes. The breakfast will offer delicious, plentiful and healthy dishes with fresh fruit and the very finest coffee. When you are not out surfing, doing yoga or meditating you can read or play board games in the café or relax in the hammock and drink from a coconut.

Location

The bay is protected somewhat from the wind, if the rest of the coast is blown it can be better here. 400m ride on a slow, low power wave. Many lefts and rights that appear at different tides the best swell from the south west. Easily be surfed when small, holds up to 5ft. A big swell on a beginners break is kook carnage with boards flying everywhere, very entertaining to watch. Expect learner drop-ins and to make some new buddies out the back. More advanced surfers can find reef breaks close by in Mirissa just 3km south or Gurubebila just 3km north.

Food

A trip to the island of Sri Lanka is an opportunity to feast on its rich, melting-pot cuisine, which is influenced by its geography. Positioned in the Indian Ocean between Eastern and Western culture, expect an abundance of flavours.

Activities

Surfing, yoga and meditation

Amenities

  • Videographer

  • Photographer

  • Lessons

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Wireless Internet

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Yoga