Retreats

The Soul of Surfing – Part 4

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 […]

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Lola Bleakley: Extracts from my diary in India

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, […]

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Guest Reviews

First of all, many, many thanks to both you and Franco: I had a wonderful time and you two were wonderful hosts! I do think a very important element in this Pop-Up’s success was independent of anything you and Franco can control: the great people that signed up to come along…I loved Aceh (the ocean […]

Tyler Freisen