Beginners Surf Lessons with Lucky

Lion’s Rest Hotel offers daily 90 minute surf lessons. Held at Weligama Bay beach break with Lucky our certified ISA (International Surf Association) English speaking instructor with a life time experience surfing and teaching in Sri Lanka. Intermediate tuition is available for the same fees on some of the more challenging breaks.

Group Lessons – 3000 LKR
Private one-to-one – 5000 LKR
Private one-to-two  -8000 LKR



Lucky has been a part of Lion’s Rest since our beginning in 2014. He was born and raised in our village and surfing since he was a small boy making his 1st board from scrap wood and a surf fin from old plastic waste! His local knowledge of the surf all along this coast is second to none and of course he is happy to share it. Lucky is one of only a few Sri Lankan’s who have completed their ISA ( International Surfing Association) Instructor course.

Read more about Lucky’s story in Emirates Airlines In-flight Magazine (November 2018)  “Lucky Pathiniya Durage remembers the exact moment he first saw someone surfing. He was nine years old, and he was with his aunty going to the vegetable market in the tiny fishing village of Midigama, on the south-west curve of the teardrop-shaped island nation of Sri Lanka”

Whether you require beginner, intermediate lessons or guiding for those of you with experience, all your needs can be met.

Lessons are normally in the mornings before 10a.m and in the afternoon after 4p.m, these times of day the wind is usually at it’s best and the sun not so hot. Start times can be flexible depending on your requirements.Beginner lessons, whether it’s one on one or a group class (groups normally only 2 to 4 people) take place at Weligama Bay with is a sand bottom beach break . You will be taken by Tuk Tuk the 3km’s to Weligama Bay.

The same applies to intermediates, your level will be assessed before being taken out onto a reef break should the instructor assess you are at that level. For surf guiding have a chat with Lucky and he will recommend a break that suits your style and one that the surf is performing best and that includes his ‘secret spots’

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