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10 Weeks
Availability : Sept and March Starts
Ahangama, Sri Lanka
Max People : 18
10 Week Sri Lanka Surf Instructor Course
Suitable for all levels of surfer + guaranteed job interview!

Looking for a Sri Lanka surf instructor course that packs in heaps of incredible coaching, surf breaks, and also a world-recognized instructor qualification?

Well, this 10 week surf instructor course ticks all the boxes for the perfect way to turn the beach into your office and even includes a guaranteed job offer afterwards!

This course is the original Sri Lanka Surf Instructor Course and has the best coaches in the country – your seriously experienced surf instructors are led by ex-world tour surfer and head coach Nikita Robb, so you couldn’t be in better hands!

After rendezvousing with your new surf buddies in Ahangama you’ll start things off by heading over to the East Coast and the world-famous Arugam Bay, embarking on your surfing journey riding the reeling, sand-bottom point breaks, learning the fundamentals, and enjoying some of the longest waves of your life.

It’s not all about the surf though, you’ll also enjoy yoga sessions, a National Park Tour, and an elephant lagoon tour before heading to the West Coast.

Next up is Ahangama, where you’ll be staying at the Ahangama Surf House. Just a stone’s throw from the ocean, surrounded by palm trees you’ll have an array of epic surf spots right on your doorstep.

Welcome to your base for the rest of the course!

With daily surf coaching, video analysis, theory classes, and guided surfs, you’ll quickly progress and be able to take advantage of the wide array of surf spots dotted along the Sri Lankan coastline. All are complemented by surf-specific yoga sessions.

After four and a half weeks of surf training and ocean time, it’s time to mix things up taking a bit of a break, as you head off on a week-long tour of the Hill Country Tour to discover more of the beauty of Sri Lanka.

Tea plantations, temples, local markets, the world-famous Ella to Kandy train journey, and climbing the famous Adam’s Peak to watch the sunrise from 5000ft – it’s the perfect rest bite and culture hit before getting back into the surf training.

Once you’re back at the Surf House things kick up a notch and you’ll be progressing your surfing even further, with daily coaching and feedback to prepare you for your ISA Level 1 exams.

Your course presenter, Chris Bond, has over 15 years of experience running surf instructor courses around the world, as well as coaching professional surfers and even the South African Olympic Surf Team, so you’re in the best hands to learn from and pass your exams.

After passing your instructor exams, you’ll be all set for your newfound career path – and to help you kickstart your career you’ll be introduced via email to the owners of the courses sister surf camp, with a guaranteed job interview!

Secure your spot with just a £95 deposit – chat to our team for more info

Departure & Return Location

Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Price Includes

  • Shared accomodation throughout (private room upgrades availible)
  • ISA Level 1 Surf Instructor Course
  • ILS Water Safety Course
  • All training, course material and membership fees
  • Guaranteed Job Interview Post Course!
  • Half-board meal plan (in Ahangama)
  • Surf lessons & coaching 5 days a week
  • Surf equipment hire
  • Video analysis and photos
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Tea Plantation Tour
  • Yala national park tour
  • Ella to Kandy Train Journey
  • Hill Country Tour (1 Week)
  • Adams Peak Hike
  • Leaving BBQ Party
  • Visa extension support

Suitable For All Levels Of Surfer

This course is suitable for all levels of surfer – whether you’ve only had a few surf lessons, or you’re already experienced in the waves.

The first few weeks take things back to basics – which is the perfect opportunity to iron out any bad habits, perfect your technique, and also learn more about what you’ll be expected to do as a surf coach.

For those with less surf experience, there are plenty of local breaks which will quickly help you progress.

For more experienced surfers the coastline is filled with amazing breaks to help push your skills to the next level.



Kick start your trip on the East Coast of Sri Lanka at the world-famous Arugam Bay. Here you’ll start your surf progression at the long, sandy bottom point breaks – ideal for getting those basics done and dusted before some of the longest waves of your life!

With Daily yoga, elephant lagoon tour, and surf coaching you’ll start things with a bang!

March start date begins with 3 weeks in Ahangama before moving to Arugam Bay for a week


After a week of reeling points, it’s time to head to your main base for the course – the Ahangama Surf House on the South West of the country.

With fun waves right on your doorstep and a huge variety of other spots within a short distance, it’s time to eat, sleep, surf, repeat and really get stuck into your surf progression.

With daily coaching sessions, video and photo analysis, theory lessons and plenty of time for free surfs you’ll soon find yourself pushing to the next level

Half board meal plan


Time to give those arms a bit of a rest!

Enjoy a week’s Hill Country tour, recover a bit, and enjoy some of the incredible culture Sri Lanka has to offer.

With tea plantations, temples, and scenic hikes, it’s the perfect way to enjoy some downtime before jumping right back into your training.

Daily breakfast

  • Transfer to Ella for three nights, hiking and exploring the heart of the Hill Country, visiting tea plantations
  • Train to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka (the most beautiful train ride in the world) to visit the famous temple of the tooth, monasteries famous markets, and botanical garden)
  • Train to ‘Adam’s Peak’ for two nights where we climb the famous 5,000ft Sri Pada pilgrimage for sunrise


After resting up, it’s time for the countdown to your surf instructor exams to begin.

Use these 2 weeks back in Ahangama to brush up on your skills and really nail that technique.

Half board meal plan


Time to complete your ISA Level 1 and ILS Water Safety courses – the 2 qualification you’ll need to be able to surf coach all over the globe.

Your course examiner will guide you through all the skills and exams – a mixture of both practical, written and theory.

You’ll be well prepared by now, so hopefully at the end of the week you’ll be celebrating the start of your new career!

Half board meal plan


It’s time to say goodbye to your new surf buddies and start the next adventure, after a farewell BBQ of course!

Choose to stay on a while longer in Sri Lanka, head home, or bounce to the next adventure!


If you’re jumping on the March course the itinerary is changed around a little to make the most of the surf seasons:

18th March – 15th April 4 weeks Ahangama Surf House Half Board
15th – 22nd April 1 week Hill Country Tour B+B
22nd April – 13th May 3 weeks Ahangama Surf House Half Board
13th – 20th May 1 week ISA course Half Board
20th – 27th May 1 week Arugam Bay B+B



5 Reviews
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Solo Traveller

An amazing experience and thanks to Stoked Surf Adventures for heling me arrange everything so last minute.
I’ve even returned to Sri Lanka to work at the surf house for the rest of the season!

December 18, 2022

Dylan Westwood

Solo Traveller

Great company!
Chris , Crawf and all the crew are super helpful and knowledgeable. They helped choose, sort and confirm my 10 week surf instructor course in Sri Lanka. Always on hand via WhatsApp if needed. Would highly recommend it.

June 3, 2022

Andina Schubiger

Couple Traveller

The course was great! The surf team did a great job. We found the coaching particularly outstanding, it was really world class. And the staff in the surfhouse are also really nice.

Thank you very much for organising this I’ll be in touch if we plan a next surf trip 😉

June 1, 2022

Elizabeth Sans

Family Traveller

I booked for the Surf Instructor Certification course for my daughter and myself in Sri Lanka and we had an epic adventure!

December 17, 2021

Laura Giampa

Solo Traveller

I can recommend to everyone booking their next trip with with Stoked Surf Adventures. The team is extremely kind and helpful, even in these rather difficult times for travelling they find the best possible option for you. Thank you for your initiative and being so quick and forthcoming to help me plan my trip! 🙂

September 30, 2021

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