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About Safa Surf Camp
SAFA Surf Camp is a locally owned and run surf business, Arugam Bay. Here, at SAFA (Surfing Access For All), we want you to truly experience the real and traditional Sri Lanka with all its simple beauty. We also want you to learn how to surf in a unique opportunity with the locals who will never fail at putting a grin on your face. We also support our community by employing and training local fishermen in surf as their knowledge of the ocean, currents and tides is immense. Arugam Bay is a perfect spot for beginners to learn how to surf or improve their surfing skills. SAFA Surf Camp and Surf School is opened from 2nd week of March to end of January every year. Come and have the best surfing experience in Arugam Bay with complimentary yoga classes in the best chill & relax spot. We also provide surf Lessons, surf board rental and surf gears for those who rather a one-time session instead of a full stay.
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pandre2 wrote a review 9 Jun
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I went to Safa Surf Camp in May 2022 for one week, and had such an amazing time !! The week was very intense, we had 2 surf classes and 1 yoga class per day, but this is how we improved a lot and managed to have great surf sensations. I went with a friend, both of us were beginners. The lessons given by Fawas were very clear and helpful, we really liked the organization and the theoretical classes between surf practice. The 2 other teachers, Kutty and Rasheed, were very friendly and had great surf advices as well. Always helpful and there for us. And the atmosphere at the camp was so nice, we cooked Sri Lankan dishes all together. I can’t recommend enough this camp, and I will definitely go back !
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Date of experience: May 2022
Niko S wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions
Amazing surf camp right on the beach. We had a great time. Super friendly and helpful stuff. Loved to surf at the peanut farm.
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Date of experience: April 2022
Stefanie wrote a review Apr 2022
Vienna, Austria7 contributions2 helpful votes
We have booked individual surf lessons with SAFA Surf Camp, as we stayed in a different hotel. We can highly recommend surf lessons with SAFA. Our surf instructor was Kutty from Arugam Bay. He is a highly professional and experienced instructor. Being a surf beginner, I felt quite nervous about surfing in the beginning. Kutty’s trust management skills, however, made me feel very safe throughout the lessons. I can therefore only recommend to do surf lessons with him, whether you‘re a beginner or already advanced. Also, SAFA surf camp offers accommodation with nice common areas, where you can also do Yoga. Fawas, the owner of SAFA was also very welcoming and friendly at all times. We want to thank the whole team at SAFA for making our stay at Arugam Bay so worthwhile. We will come again!
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Date of experience: April 2022
Neranjan Jayaruwan wrote a review Jan 2020
Ratnapura, Sri Lanka1 contribution
It is a very nice place to enjoy.. really appreciate their services. Their instructors are very friendly and helpful. I really recommend this. I was with some of my friends, but I feel like it also a great place to come and enjoy as a family or a loving couple.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from safasurfcamp, Manager at Safa Surf Camp
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Thank you
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Sachin D wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
We visited Arugambay several times and each time we stayed at safa surf camp. They are very nice people and professionals in surfing. If anyone wishes to visit Sri Lanka for adventure safe surf is the ideal place for it.
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Date of experience: January 2020