Category Archives: Surfing

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Welcoming Paper Tiger!

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During the month of May at Talalla Retreat we were delighted to welcome the Paper tiger girls for their first official Wellness Retreat! What a blast! They had a great week planned out with some Yoga, Boxilate, Surfing and many other fun activities. Their next retreat is due very soon so make sure to jump on board to secure your spot!  

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When is the best surf in Sri Lanka?

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SEE FULL ALBUM We always get asked, “When is the best surf in Sri Lanka?” A common misconception is that there is no surf on the south coast during the April to October months. Here at Talalla Surf Camp, we know the truth! We have perfect waves for beginners and intermediate surfers – + without the crowds ALL YEAR ROUND. How lucky are we! This week a big swell ran through the Indian Ocean and the Surf Coaches here at Talalla managed to score one of our secret peaks absolutely firing. The beginners and intermediates on the Surf Camp scored…

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Five tips for the Ultimate Sri Lanka Surf Holiday

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  Sri Lanka Surf 5 Tips from Sri Lankas Best & Longest Running Surf Camp – Talalla Surf Camp 1. Avoid the Crowds and still get Great Surf It is said that the best time for surfers to go to Sri Lanka is from April through to October. This is true in many ways. Ocean swells are consistent 4-7 feet and wind conditions are ideal. However, during this time, surfers from many nations flock to Arugam Bay on the East Coast of the island and also called the surf Mecca of Sri Lanka.   If you do not count to those who love the hassle of…

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Top Surfing Destinations 2010 – Sri Lanka

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For a very long time, the political dispute between the Tamil rebels and the Sri Lankan army made visiting parts of Sri Lanka a risky proposition. But the end of the war in early 2009 has finally enhanced the security situation and opened up new opportunities for visitors and tourists who come to Sri Lanka. The coast line is also getting back into its original beauty after the tsunami in 2004. Meaning right now is the best time to experience a range fun waves in the 3 to 7 feet range, on sandy and reef bottom for beginners and advanced…

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Surfing in Sri Lanka

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The southern tip of Sri Lanka, where Talalla is located, offers a wide range of surf spots suitable to beginners and more advanced surfers alike. We will find you a surf spot that suits your individual level. Wave checks along the southern tip of the coast are performed twice a day (usually early mornings and afternoons). Surf’s up at Talalla.. we invite you to join us in paradise, for the ultimate surf retreat experience.   Surfing retreats at Talalla: Why not enjoy one of our surfing packages at Talalla Retreat? With our fully qualified surf instructors, we offer you an all inclusive package…

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Undiscovered Surf Spot Sri Lanka

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Australian surfers of Talalla have discovered a great big wave surf spot about 15 minutes from the resort. Clearly the wave gets very big and is very powerful, thus for advanced surfers only. The wave is an A-Frame and needs the right conditions; otherwise it is only a big drop with two or three turns. When the conditions are right this wave reaches 6-8 feet plus Australian measurement. In these conditions, up to 8 good turns are possible on this massive wave. We guess its size and the fact that nobody knows about it makes it a rare object for surfers who come on their surf holiday, especially…

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Surf Seasons in Sri Lanka

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October through to April on the south and southwest coast – we tend to surf waves to the west of Talalla. We have an excellent beach break that suits all levels and can direct more experienced surfers to a couple of reef breaks. May through to September – the SE swells hit and there is plenty of secret, wind protected beaches and points which are going off during this period. During these months we surf spots to the east of Talalla, lefts, rights, our big wave and a great beach break. Although most surfers visit Sri Lanka for a surfing holiday on the east…

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Surfer Girls

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In April 2011, Jack Phillips decided to host the “Ultimate surf camp”, inviting 8 pro surfer girls to join us here at Talalla and delve into 10 days of exploration and surf coaching amongst southern Sri Lanka’s finest waves. Further, we had talented photojournalist Lucia Griggi come along for the ride and document the entire thing. This our feature story published in the UK’s Cooler Magazine (page, 82). Please see the article below: COME ON GIRLS  We welcome girls of all ages and levels (even if that means “never gotten on a board”) to join us at Talalla Retreat for…

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Surf Breaks for Beginners and Advanced Surfers

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Sri Lankas southern coast line naturally offers all different kind of waves. Beginners can enjoy their first surf lessons at beautiful sanded beaches catching the white wash near the shore. Advanced surfers will also enjoy waves breaking on sand as they increase in size. Some of the more advanced surfers might want to challenge themselves at some of the reef spots that can be found here on southern tip of Sri Lanka. During the main surfing season predominantly groundswells from the SW will hit the shores of Sri Lankas southern coastline. This direction of swell causes waves to break to the left and to the right…

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