Inspired by the old school tropical destinations of eras that appreciated low key glamour and total escape and our new school approach to surf coaching, Talalla surf camp, Sri Lanka, is the perfect setting for people to get in tune with their natural rhythm. We have a unique series of packages ranging from 7, 10, and 14 nights, which include elegant accommodation, elite surf tuition, yoga, massages, and healthy, fresh fusion cuisine.
We are based at Talalla Retreat, a boutique hotel, overlooking Talalla beach, an undiscovered bay of calm turquoise seas at the Southern tip of Sri Lanka. Traditionally a yoga and relaxation destination, Talalla Resort has a big emphasis on lifestyle.
With 32 spacious rooms located within elegantly appointed villas dotted around the four acre estate just metres from the beach, this resort is a surfer's dream location. Each room boasts a generous open sky-marble bathroom, and private balcony or patio with lush oasis views, and promises a private world of barefoot luxury and the ultimate peaceful environment to totally chill out in between your technical surf coaching & yoga sessions.
In addition to usual hotel facilities, our Resort offers a fresh water pool. It is 20m long and 9m wide, ideal for lap swimmers or lazy days just floating around, perfect for taking a dip to cool off from the midday sun. The resort Spa & beauty centre offers a variety of relaxing massages (you get 2 free!), therapies and treatments. Many treatments feature fresh, local ingredients for a truly exotic spa experience.
Savour the flavour of Sri Lanka, whether its nourishing pre surf breakfasts, packed picnic lunches or sipping on a king coconut and enjoying the gentle sea breeze as you indulge in evening a la carte specialties, we promise your dining experiences with us will become one of the highlights of your surf retreat.
Meals are fresh, simple and delicious: featuring vibrant tropical fruit, crisp seasonal fresh vegetables and the freshest local seafood sourced daily from local fishermen, all prepared by Talalla's own gourmet chef. The resort boasts a unique open sided a' la carte restaurant, where international cuisine features alongside traditional island delights. Inspiration from local produce to create a variety of contemporary, exciting dishes that incorporate traditional Sri Lankan flavours and fusion cuisine.
We believe the better you get at well, pretty much anything, the more fun it is. That's why here at Talalla Surf Camp, each of our lessons are tailor-made with a structured approach designed to help you keep on improving. Through the unique instruction we offer here in the warm waters of Sri Lanka, we encourage people to want to improve their surfing. Understanding not every aspect of surfing is instinctive - you will find that our bespoke combination of coaching, practical demonstrations and practice at the beach will do more than just get you to your feet.
We enjoy an early start, each morning we meet and discuss over a pre-surf breakfast the plan for the day. The surf and weather conditions will determine our surfing location and after breakfast we use our custom built surf truck to get to one of the many untouched beaches along Sri Lanka's Southern coast.
Each of our 90-minute water sessions are goal-orientated and tailored with progression and development in mind. They include time on the beach learning new skills as well as time in the water, putting into practice what you have been taught. The lessons start out with a short safety brief then, whether it's tempting you into the water for your first session, or something slightly more advanced like learning how to accelerate/stall your surfboard, turning or even catching your first unbroken wave, you will find that our unique combination of practical demonstrations, coaching and practice at the beach will do more than just get you to your feet.
Many people find the second or third surf session is the time they really improve. If it's not your first your coach will constantly be looking to develop your surfing by introducing more board control and paddling technique, skills like duckdiving and paddling out, even lessons aimed at perfecting specific manoeuvres can be arranged.
Aimed not just at intermediate and advanced surfers Video surf coaching is one of the most effective coaching resources on the market. Things always feel very different to how they look, and video coaching enables us to show students exactly what they need to do to take their surfing to the next level.
After each video surf session, we head back at the resort and watch the footage in our pool-side restaurant/lounge. During these feedback sessions your surfing will be compared to our own library of surfing clips, helping us to understand slightly more complex concepts and to highlight where improvements can be made
In addition to time at the beach our technical video feedback and surf theory presentations (30 minute dry sessions) carried out in the comfort of the poolside restaurant provide students with a much better understanding of how each specific skill set is helping them improve. All levels are welcome, and your Coach Jack Phillips tailors lessons around the needs of the students within them. The Fun and effective coaching techniques he has developed as a British Surfing Association Coach together with tough safety standards stemming from Professional beach lifeguard qualifications aim to give you a fresh, exhilarating experienced with as much fun as possible.
Group sizes are limited to a maximum of 6 and we do not mix ability levels within the group. This ensures students to get plenty of one on one time with their coach as well as helping us to keep an impact on not only our environment to a minimum, but the people who surf around us aswell. We're totally flexible and can set up a course to run best for your holiday in Sri Lanka. Just contact us to let us know your requirements.