Words: Ed Templeton In late November 2009, Sofie & I first came to Varkala, Kerala. A couple of months before we had left home, our jobs and business to spend the best part of a year surfing the world. Fresh from Portugal we flew to Delhi and hot-footed it to Goa and then to Gokarna […]Read More
In the final instalment of four articles for Soul & Surf, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. You can read part one here, where Sam discusses the cultural context of the term ‘soul surfer’ and the often overlooked role of the wipeout. In part two Sam tracks […]
Soul & Surf and Finisterre have been crossing paths for years now – from Joe (our head of partnerships) collaborating with the brand in its earlier years on video content, to sharing mutual friends both in Cornwall and in the tropics. It’s one of the main reasons we wanted to work with them – they […]Read More
Earlier this season, we hosted our good friend, the pro-longboarder Sam Bleakley here at Soul & Surf in Varkala for a special month-long residency. Sam joined to share his knowledge and love for the ocean through special one-to-one long boarding workshops plus screenings from his Brilliant Corners series of surf travel documentaries. Best of all, […]Read More
One of the last locations in a world of quickly dwindling uncrowded tropical surf destinations. The Andaman Islands – remote, wild, pristine. 10ft, grinding, Indo style barrels for 10 days straight? Probably not. Great waves with a great crew at exotic, unspoiled, empty breaks? Definitely!