Board rental is 500 Rupees (€3.5) per hour or 2000 Rupees (€13) per day. Is easier to fix when you are here and there is no shortage of availability to hire with more glass board rental places this year (2015 in Weligama Bay and Midigama), trumping the epoxy offering from last year. A selection of boards are available at Lion’s Rest.
Very few places cater for SUP rental so hunt around and please let us know if you find somewhere.
Buy Boards in Weligama or Midigama?
There may be a new shop to buy boards but we don’t know it yet. Best to buy a board online. We might be interested in buying your board at the end or your tour or you fall in love it’s yours to keep.
Beginners Surf Lessons
Lion’s Rest Hotel offers daily 90 minute surf lessons. Held at Weligama Bay beach break with Ralph our Certified ISA (International Surf Association) English speaking instructor with experience teaching and surfing in Sri Lanka.
• Group Lessons – 3000 Rupees (€20)
• private one-to-one 5000 Rupees (€34)
• Private one-to-two 8000 Rupees (€54)
Intermediate tuition is available for the same fees on some of the more challenging breaks.
For intermediate to advanced surfers that have not attempted the reefs please check with a local guide before you paddle out. We offer surf tours of the local reef breaks. Tips on the on the best tides, entry and exit points, where you can use any rip tides to your advantage and general safety on the reef where it is shallow or a busy line up. It will save you some reef dings to your board.
Booking form for Lessons, Boards and Surf Guiding
Ralph Raw Walton, ISA Surf Instructor @ Lion’s Rest Hotel
Ralph has 10 years experience surfing and coaching in Sri Lanka and combined vast experience surfing and coaching across Europe and the UK and is ISA certified.