Amigo Surf School

Arugam Bay is located on the East Coast of Sri Lanka. If you’re after remote rural life with all the atmosphere of jungle and adventure this is the place for you.

Arugam Bay is listed as one of the top ten surf points in the world. Arugam Bay is popular among youthful surfers and holidaymakers. The fact that there are no sharks all contribute to Arugam Bay’s appeal.

About  Johnson - Amigo Surf School Owner & Surf Instructor

Surfing for 21 years, surf instructor for 13 years

Johnson has build a name in Arugam Bay for his surfing style and talent but also for his dedicated time to teach surfing. He quickly gained the respect of the Sri Lankan Surf community but also from surfers coming from all over the world for the quality of his teaching, his professionalism, respect for others, the care and help he brings to his students, and his contagious passion for surfing. His great personality lead him to be noticed by "Surfing the Nations" (non profit organization), who invited him to surf in Indonesia and Hawaii. During this time he surfed with some of the most famous surfers in the world such as Kelly Slater, Sunny Garcia, Mick Fanning, Mark Occhilupo, etc.

About Badu - Amigo Surf School Surf Instructor
Started surfing at 14 years old, surf instructor for 2 years

Badu joined the Amigo Surf School team two years ago where he proved to be a great team player and a great teacher. His students appreciate particularly his way of teaching, kindness, big smile, patience and good energy. Badu makes everyone around him laugh and you are guaranteed to enjoy surfing with him. 

About Atha - Amigo Surf School Surf Instructor
​Surfing for 12 years, surf instructor for 3 years

Atha is an explosion of good energy in the ocean. The ocean is home for him and surfing is his life. His students appreciate his company, his knowledge, his good mood and they always have fun spending time with him in the ocean.

Atha has a lot of style and originality when he surfs. He brings something different to the surf community in Sri Lanka. He was the Junior Champion of Sri Lanka.


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Areas of Service and Expertise

Amigo Surf School provides lessons for kids (5 years old and up) and Adults from beginners to advanced level. 

Our working hours are from 5:30am to 6pm.

For your lesson you will need to bring your Lycra surf shirt and sun cream. We recommend wearing longer shorts to protect your skin from irritation.

Surf Lessons – for 1 or 2 students - 1 hour

Price: 20$ / student

Price Includes: Lesson with a professional instructor, rash guard & surf board.

Surf Lessons - Groups of 3 people - 1hour 10min

Price: 59$ total

Price Includes: Lesson with 2 professional instructors, rash guards & surf boards.

Surfing Guide

An instructor from Amigo Surf School will show you around and take you to several surf points. In the water the instructor will help you to understand and learn about the waves. 

Price: 20$ / person (1 hour)

Price for 3 persons: 50$ (1 hour)

Price for 4 persons: 60$ (1 hour)

Renting Surfing boards

All levels and sizes available – please call us to book your board if you already know which board you want.

Price: 8$ – 12$ / Day

Surfing Camp

Amigo Surf School can organize a fun experience for adventurous people who like to camp at the beach at night and surf in the morning, whether you want to book a lesson or just enjoy surfing with your friends.

Maximum 5 people

Price without surfing lesson: 50$ total

To include surfing lesson or Surf Guide lesson refer to the price of the surf lesson above.

Surfing & Accommodation

Amigo Surf School can arrange your stay in Arugam Bay providing:

·         Surf lessons

·         Surf Board rental

·         Accommodation in Aloha Cabanas:

Please call us and provide us with all the details of your stay and we will send you the quotation.

Depending on the surfing spot, please note you might need to ride a Tuk- Tuk with your instructor, which is a separate cost.

Kindly note the prices are in US dollars and can vary depending on the season and the length of your stay.


Types of Experiences and Trips Provided

We provide surfing lessons for all levels and all ages from 5 years old in Arugam Bay. We are a young and dynamic team full of passion for sharing the ocean and surfing with others. We look forward to seeing you and surfing the waves together. For any information please do not hesitate to contact us, we would be happy to help you. 

Things to do while here

-       Surf or/and take a surfing lesson.

-       Go on a safari trip to Yala National Park. Amigo Surf School can recommend you some organizers or even book the trip for you if you wish.

-       Visit the different surf spots:

o   Main Point

o   Baby Point

o   Elephant Rock or Crocodile Rock

o   Pottuvil Point

o   Whiskey Point

o   Peanut Farm

o  Green Room

o  Light House

o  Okanda Point

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Johnson has built a name in Arugam Bay for his surfing style & talent but also for his dedicated time to teach surfing.

Accessibility Notes

Amigo surf school is located in Aloha Cabanas (guest house) in the middle of Arugam Bay, by the side of the road. Just tell your Tuk- Tuk driver to take you to Aloha.

Pet Friendly Notes


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