Solas was born of a passion for surfing, travel, and exploration. We are inspired by the desire to create a life of memorable moments and spirited adventure. We strive to create authentic and enriching life experiences in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and hope to inspire you in turn to find your path, push your boundaries and embrace your journey.
The founders of Solas Surf, Stephen and Anosha, first imagined the concept during a fitness session in Singapore. Anosha was a busy professional working in the finance industry, and Stephen owned a gym specialising in functional fitness and movement.
Anosha spoke passionately about her Sri Lankan roots and her time spent in Ahangama, where she frequently escaped to relax and recharge. After visiting Sri Lanka, Stephen became fascinated by the friendly locals, tropical beaches, amazing sunsets, and perfect surf conditions. Within a year he sold his businesses in Singapore and relocated to Sri Lanka.
Through Anosha’s knowledge of the local community they connected with Ryan, an accomplished surfer with extensive experience in surfing Sri Lanka’s south coast, particularly all the secrets spots in the area.
‘Together we designed a unique experience where surfers of all levels could come together to learn and improve their surfing. At the root of our desires is the need to be active, live in the moment and connect with both nature and a fun community.”
The villa on Ahangama Beach, designed, built and owned by Anosha and her husband, was the perfect place to establish a surf retreat which could marry all these elements. Previously rented to LaPoint surf camp, its amazing waves and the secluded beach have already won rave reviews from travellers all over the world.
In December 2018 Solas opens our doors to our first guests. We invite you to embrace the challenge of learning new skills through surfing, immerse yourself in new cultures, connect with new friends and gain new perspectives. Indulge in healthy delicious food while you relax, have fun and take some much-needed time to reconnect with yourself.
“Our travel adventures have had an unforgettable impact on the growth, development, and transformation of our lives. We want to share that experience and knowledge with other travellers, to help them embark on their own life-changing adventure”.