Sam Bleakley Workshops

After a incredible months residency with us last year, we are super excited to announce that Sam Bleakley is coming back to join our team in Kerala to teach, talk, inspire and hang out. Sam is a professional surfer we’ve admired for a long time because he’s so much more than a professional surfer. A creative and brilliant writer, an explorer, a film-maker and most importantly he’s someone who’s out there proving that you don’t have to follow the ‘accepted’ path to get along. “Travel the path less trodden,” says Sam.

Longboard & Surf Clinics
We’ll be offering either one-to-one or one-to-two surf sessions with Sam for the intermediate and above surfer to work on and develop their surfing technique whilst hearing first hand about Sam’s life, travel and surfing experiences. The longboard clinics will focus on learning to cross-step, noseride, hang five or hang ten, drop-knee turn, or simply ride with a smooth, flowing, confident style. But Sam is experienced on all manner of surf craft so if you’re a shortboarder he’ll tailor the surf clinic to your needs and ambitions.
£40 for one session, £100 for three sessions
Email  to book.

Films, talks & workshops
Sam will be introducing and showing some of his surf, travel and exploration films on weekly film nights at Soul & Surf and we’ll also squeeze in a kind of workshop, Q&A session each week where Sam will talk about the less trodden path he’s taken in his surfing life.

About Sam
Sam Bleakley www.sambleakley.co.uk is a surf writer, published author, professional long boarder (specialising in exploration with the surfEXPLORE http://surfexplore.info collective) and a former multiple European, British, English and Cornish Longboard Champion. Sam is a filmmaker and presenter of the Brilliant Corners professional surf travel series exploring emerging surf cultures.

Sam (aged 38) has been surfing for 32 years, and not only brings skill as a surfer into surf guiding, but also imagination and creativity. Sam has just finished a part time PhD in surf travel writing and surf exploration on Haiti at Falmouth University in the UK. His recently published books include Mindfulness & Surfing: Reflections for Saltwater Souls and The Longboard Travel Guide: a Guide to the World’s Best Longboard Waves. Sam is very interested in the relationship between surfing and dance, something he explores in his new series of Brilliant Corners films in Sierra Leone, Oman, Ghana, the Philippines and Mauritania.

You can watch Sam in action in his first series of Brilliant Corners films here www.x-tremevideo.com/films/brilliant-corners/ and Vimeo feed here https://vimeo.com/user6441813

Guest Reviews

The guys at Soul & Surf sourced a cot for my 20 month old daughter, helped me find a swimming tub for the garden and kindly accommodated a strong-willed little lady marching naked around the garden, demanding to see the puppy next door. They cooked her eggs and porridge even when the cafe was closed […]

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