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"A place not to miss in Sri Lanka-Arugambay"

Last August my sister and I wanted to go for a surf trip to Sri Lanka. Best choice we could have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Noemie_xxx
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Luxembourg
Awesome surf teachers and really good vibes!

My friend and I booked the surfing package for one week and ended up staying a whole month surfing... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2018
Traveler04915447489
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Don´t walk out of this place even if the guy working there doesn´t have the best english to explain the different options. Fawas, the surf instructor, speaks fluent english and he´s a great teacher and a great guy as well. My girlfriend and I had three lessons with him, and in between we rented boards from them, either for a half day or a full day. We learnt a lot in the lessons, and he corrected us all the time in the water on what we were doing wrong and what we should think about. We had boards for beginners which was perfect for us - we saw many other surf schools with regular boards that make it harder to learn. The tuktuk drivers working for Fawas are also very friendly and helpful. We ended up with having Jameel, Fawas cousin, as our personal driver for the five days in Arugam Bay. He took us to a crocodile safari in Panama where he impressed us with a perfect eye for spotting animals, he booked us a lagoon safari in Pottuvil and he even drove us with his tuk-tuk to our next destination Ella. We definetely recommend using these guys - people you can trust!

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I am so happy that I decided to book my surf lessons with Safa Surf School - it turned out even better than I hoped. The entire trip, not only the surf lessons, was super chilled & cool. I am counting down the days when I can get back their again. Amazing teacher, cool guy, beautiful location - 10 out 10! Hope to see you soon Frank (Fawas)!

Date of experience: November 2013
1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I took a few surfing lessons with SAFA surf school when i traveled Sri-Lanka 2 years ago.
Fawas is a great instructor, always there on time, has a great smile and take care of his students more than anything!
don't miss such an experience- i managed to catch some waves on my second lesson!!! :)

With Love,
Michal from Israel

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank Gomichal
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Hi,

I stayed there for 3 weeks and I really enjoyed it!
All the staff is super friendly and Fawas is a great surf instructor in both theory and practice!

Fawas can arrange your whole trip for you (accomodation, surfboards, transport...) and he does it very well!

Close your eyes and go!

Cheers to everyone in Arugam Bay!

Yass from Belgium ;)

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

After having had many surf lessons in different places all over the world, I have finally found an excellent surf instructor in Fawas at Safa Surf School... In just a couple of days he has given me loads of tips and pays so much attention to the detail of your surfing techniques that he can easily help you improve in no time! I have found in the past a lot of instructors don't really care about teaching, Fawas is fun and kind but also develops your ability to become a more confident and competent surfer!

Date of experience: May 2014
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