India

The Soul of Surfing – Part 2

In the second instalment of four articles, 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. The Blessing of the Board The spiritual importance of […]

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The Soul of Surfing

In the first instalment of four articles, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. Immersed in Water Today there are over 30 million surfers in the world, a rainbow spectrum of ages and nations, all seeking fulfilment from riding waves. You can surf reefs, points, beach breaks, river […]

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A Traditional Ayurvedic Detox in Kerala, India

Our team in Kerala recently bid farewell to Lou Burton – who after a couple of months helping out in our clifftop cafe in Varkala, is now off on the next leg of her adventure with partner-in-crime Mark (you can follow along at TannedTonedTravelled.com). While she was with us, Lou took the opportunity to book […]

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Shop Talk – Venita from Surfskinoil

We love working with people who do things differently. When setting up our shop in Sri Lanka we wanted to make sure whoever we stocked had an interesting story to tell. When we met Venita and she told us about her 100% natural skin oil, Surfskinoil , we had to find out more. This stuff […]

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Vesakha – Sri Lanka

On the full moon of May, Buddhists commemorate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. Simple offerings of flowers, candles and joss-sticks are brought to illuminated and decorated temples, where the celebration is an opportunity to reiterate their determination to lead noble lives, to develop their minds, to practise loving-kindness and to […]

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Sam Bleakley – MultiKulti

MULTIKULTI The first in our series of guests posts from pro surfer, explorer and author Sam Bleakley takes us on a history trip of surfing in India and explores the vast coastline and all it’s surf potential. With nearly 1.3 billion people, India is the world’s second most populous nation, has over 7,500km (4,700 miles) […]

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Making a Tropical Christmas Wreath

Although feeling festive can be a bit more of a challenge in a tropical climate without the traditional Christmas jumper, roaring fire and mulled wine we still like to keep some customs going. This week we turned our hand to floristry making a Tropical Leaf Christmas Wreath. Our HoV in Kerala, Siona, along with some […]

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Guest Reviews

We’re friends of Jon, and fellow Brightonians, have just had a wonderful week at Soul and Surf…we cannot praise Amrith, Rafi, and all the wonderful surf and yoga instructors highly enough–they were patient and helpful, even when my husband Ant broke his toe and I proved to have the upper body strength of a gerbil…Our […]

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