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“Best surf school in Sri Lanka”
Review of Safa Surf Camp

Safa Surf Camp
Ranked #3 of 9 things to do in Pottuvil
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Owner description: SAFA Surf Camp is a locally owned and run surf business. Arugam Bay. Here at SAFA (Surfing Access For All) we want you to truly experience the real and traditional Sri Lanka with all its simple beauty. We also want you to learn how to surf in a unique opportunity with the locals who will never fail at putting a grin on your face. We also support our community by employing and training local fishermen in surf as their knowledge of the ocean, currents and tides is immense. And most importantly we like to keep our environment clean, beautiful and sustainable so we encourage all our visitors to be savvy while they stay. SAFA Surf Camp and Surf School starting activities from 2nd week of March to end of January every year. We provide surf Lessons, surf board rental and surf gears. Arugam Bay is a perfect spot for beginners to learn how to surf or improve their surfing skills. There's 7 beginners spot that brings gentle waves to learn surfing easily. Before you surf: The instructors will choose the location depending on the weather and the wave size. Another major factor the instructors will consider is how crowded the spot will be with other surfers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived in Arugam Bay a little before the season, most surf camps were closed. We were able to get ahold of Fawas via a tuk-tuk driver and he made our 4 days unforgettable! Unfortunately, there weren't many waves in Mid-March, however, we learnt more on land than we had in the water with an instructor the week prior in the south. Fawas and Nilam were our instructors and were so patient, attentive and really gave us specific feedback and corrections. The price was reasonable, we got way more than we paid for. Fawas even gave us personal tips on restaurants and places to see and go during our time there. We hope to go back and spend a week during the season to really benefit. We loved every minute of it

Thank biresonvalois
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surfingsafa, Owner at Safa Surf Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

i really happy that you learn a lot waiting for you both to come back and you will love it in the ocean.hope to see you back

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Booked a surf camp for 4 days in early February 2018 with Fawas. Best experience of the whole 2 week trip in Sri Lanka. Fawas was very knowledgeable and patient. Always happy to help and provide advice.

1  Thank Ania M
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I booked a surf camp with Fawas. Man this guy is amazing!! Friendly, patient and his knowledge about the island is phenomenal. Want to learn how to surf? He’s your guy!!

Thank Grethel S
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a surf trip with SAFA Surf Camp the night before and confirmed 6am pick up. Girlfriend and I waited out on road from 6am until 6:45 when we gave up. No heads up on the cancellation and tried ringing. Recommend using someone like Dylan’s Surf Shop who are much more reliable.

2  Thank Matthew L
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surfingsafa, Manager at Safa Surf Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

we have called you to cancel the lesson but your phone not working and we have send you an apologized mail also you have replied nicely but we dont know why you have written this review.
in our camp we always on time but the day you booked we have to cancel the lesson (we have called you in the morning your phone not works)first we had some problem with instructor because his family member have been past away.
normally we dint do a intermediate lessons in this time because the waves are not consistent thats why we cancel the lesson the day before,hope you remember.

we are apologize for your bad experience and hope you had a good intermediate lesson in white water.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We spent ten amazing days at safa surf camp in Arugame Bay !!! The camp is perfect !!! We stay in a small bungalow for 2 people with my friend. The surf spots are perfect for all levels. All the peiple at the camp are very kind and helpful ! Whenever you need something there is always somebody that can help you. Fawas is very friendly and give very good surf lessons ! Cant wait to go back there !!!!

Thank Xingu D
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