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Our Areas of Change
Improve confidence, develop collective power, and open economic opportunities for women in Sri Lanka’s surf tourism sector.
Increase swimming and surfing skills, teach safety, and restore the ocean as a safe and enjoyable space following the 2004 tsunami.
Reconnect local communities to the ocean, spread awareness of environmental challenges, and foster more sustainable practices.
"When I'm in the water,
I can hear my own voice."
Growing up in a small fishing village, there are many expectations for Sri Lankan girls like Sanu. By learning to swim and surf, they are challenging these norms and creating new opportunities.
Watch the award-winning documentary on Sanu's story here.
"I want to tell every Sri Lankan woman that it's okay to go outside and have fun!"
Joining SeaSisters in 2018 with her daughter Sithumi, the sea was a completely new place for Chamani, despite living alongside it her whole life. Today, she loves surfing and inspires other women to step out of their comfort zones. Learn more about her inspirational story here.
"At SeaSisters I was able
to learn something I never thought I could do in my life! I love it so much!"
- Sriyani, (mom, left)
"SeaSisters taught me how much I missed the ocean
even though I live near it."
- Kalpa, (daughter, right)
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