From the 7th to the 21st May 2016.


For 6 years now Soul & Surf has been primarily based in tropical Kerala and Sri Lanka so we felt it was about time to bring the soulful surf feeling a little closer to home

We’ve teamed up with some old friends and trusted colleagues to dip our toes into the Atlantic Ocean and sample what South West Portugal has to offer.

Rachel and Adam will be your hosts on this trip, they are currently in their third season with Soul & Surf, teaching yoga and surfing respectively. Having worked with us in India, you will now find them hosting, teaching and being wonderful people in our retreat in Sri Lanka. They came to us with the idea of popping-up in Portugal and we, of course said yes. There’s nothing we would like better than to spend a week with these two surfing, yoga-ing, chatting, eating, oh and more eating. They like to eat.

We are also reuniting with old friends Josh and Margo; Josh was our head surf coach a few years back in Kerala. After spending several years in India, Josh and Margo have set up Casa Meranka, a guesthouse of four beautiful little cottages around courtyards and a double room in the main house.

We are ideally located in the centre of Figueira, a picturesque village close to the town of Sagres. There is easy access to a load of surf spots all within 20 minutes drive depending on conditions plus it’s only a 10 minute walk to the stunning, secluded local beach. There may even be a wave there… you never know.


A Typical Day

6.30am Meet for pre-surf tea, coffee and bananas – morning surf
10am Breakfast…. and, relax  (or 11.30am surf theory with Adam)
1pm Lunch
2.30pm Pranayama or meditation with Rachel
3pm Yoga with Rachel
4.15pm Afternoon tea, coffee and snacks
4.30pm Afternoon surf (if you have the energy, or just chill at the beach!)
7.30pm Dinner (either with us, or at one of the lovely local spots for sunset)