lanka living surf camp in sri lanka

Our Vision

Lanka Living is a place where like-minded legends gather from all corners of the globe, to share epic moments. Eat, surf, explore – repeat. This is the surf community we’ve always wanted: a lifestyle of warm water waves in perfect climates, the most stunning surf destinations and dreamy experiences, all while shoulder to shoulder with a tight-knit tribe of incredible people.
This is a place not only where it is safe to be yourself – it is encouraged.
It is time to take your surf skills to the next level and experience a surf getaway like no other.

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Lanka Living retreats are held in prime tropical locations with a focus on improving
surfing & well-being, while exploring paradise, and have the best moments of your life.

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Below is a live feed of all our TripAdvisor reviews - not just the handpicked good ones. Check out what other guests said about their time at Lanka Living:

Not Just a Camp, a Lifestyle!

Marcous, 25, Portugal

Loved it there! Food is amazing, the camp has awesome decoration and accommodation is excellent. The hammock is my favorite space ever - super comfortable if you want to chill and listen to the jungle. Lots of surf spots around, perfect for any level, and Mika, the head surf coach, will make sure you choose the best spot. Listen to her and your surf is going to improve! You'll also experience some of the best parties.

Surf, eat, party, repeat! Gotta love it.

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So Much Fun!

Mavea, 21, France

It was my first trip on my own, but probably one of the best. Everything was perfect - the camp, the hammocks, the food (I miss breakfast so much), the surf (Mika and Ashan are excellent teachers) and the best for last: the staff! The volunteers are real friends - they eat with us, hang out with us, laugh with us, dance with us and party with us.

Lanka Living Surf Camp is the place to be if you want an amazing time!

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10 Amazing Days Here

Linus, 26, Sweden

I went to Sri Lanka by myself and stayed my whole visit at Lanka Living. Mika and her staff were so welcoming and committed to making my stay and surf experience as good as possible. The camp has a fantastic atmosphere and the vibe is so good.

Mika and her other instructor really know how to teach surfing and they do their best to help you improve. I met amazing people in the camp and had the time of my life! I will definitely be back!

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My Second Home

Camila, 27, Peru

My second home. This place is heaven. Probably the synonym of Hakunamatata (Lion King reference) the entire staff is like a family, they immediately make you feel at home like you’ve been there all along. The surf lessons were very good, the food amazing, the location has a gorgeous view, the vibes are great. I mean I could go on and on of why you should stay here but should experience it. During my volunteering in Kandy, I stayed with Lanka Living three times and I always had a good time. I can’t wait to be back

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Just Perfect!

Clement, 32, France

Lanka Living is the perfect combo for the best holidays: tough and high quality surf lessons, from the best instructors mixed with the coolest crew of travelers and staff.

I just miss that place so much and for sure will return at least once a year.

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Khira, 23, Netherlands

Lanka Living is a great place with beautiful people. They will instantly make you feel welcome. Great vibes all around and the perfect location if you're looking to relax or party. The surf is amazing and both instructors will give you all the guidance and attention that you need to build up your confidence in the water, but most importantly, they make sure you have the most possible fun. The food is delicious and healthy, especially breakfast - it's always a feast. The accommodation is in perfect condition, always clean and has a bunch of chill out areas.

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Meet our team

Get to know the team that makes the dream work


A.k.a. Swedish Rebel

Founder, surfitness creator, head instructor and professional nutcase

As a general rule, Mika doesn't do the ordinary. After catching her first wave in 2011 she left her mundane city lifestyle behind to build her perfect life - to surf, chill & party with a tight-knit community of her closest friends. She travelled the world searching for the perfect paradise to turn her dreams into reality, and after stumbling upon the beautiful jungle villa in Ahangama, Lanka Living was born.

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A.k.a. Tharaka Aiyah Rupa

Head Tuk Tuk driver, handyman and all-round legend

Whether it’s a 7am surf lesson, afternoon
roti run or a 4am kick-on, Tharaka is the
man who’s in charge of getting you where
you need to go. He’s also just the man, full
stop. Show him some love!

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A.k.a. Mama

Our beautiful, badass chef / cleaning lady and your mum for the duration of your stay

Rupa cooks a full buffet breakfast for 20 people, makes the entire camp spotless, washes all the clothes with a smile on her face and is still home in time for afternoon tea. We’d be lost without her, so give her a big hug when you see her!

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Surf instructor

Ashan our local shredder born and raised by the waves of Kabalana, (our homebreak where we mainly hold our level 1 lessons.) After6 years of coaching different levels at different camps ). Since I have joined the Lanka Living family Mika and myself have been friends and also teaching side by side for the last 3 years.. As we have such fun time together, share the same passion and vision for surfing and teaching it was a given choice to join the crew and to be their head coach! Together we are the dream team! We have fun, pay attention to the details and strive to make our customers pros in no time.

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a.k.a Tangerine

Logo designer, website maker & all time supporter

Your portuguese sweetheart, Alex met Mika back in 2017 when Lanka Living was just a dream. After catching waves together in Ahangama and helping brainstorming the concept, it is with big pride that Alex saw the surf camp coming to life.
Today, all the way from another continent and ocean, Alex helps with the website and other sick details that require design skills.
But don’t be fooled by the distance, it’s quite possible that when you visit the surf camp Alex is around trying to make you laugh or making songs inspired by your name.

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