Soul & Surf Journal

Soul People – Sam Bleakley

For three seasons now, Sam Bleakley – champion longboarder, writer, journalist and documentary maker – has done a month-long residency at Soul & Surf in Varkala, offering longboard workshops to both locals, guests and non-guests, giving them the chance to dance on waves. Sam spent some time with us in Sri Lanka before jetting off […]

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Varkala – Without Love…

One of the best things about Varkala is spending time with all the guys who grew up here. Some of them learnt to surf through Soul & Surf, growing into strong and wonderful souls who now inspire the next generation to walk on water. At first they were reserved; they’ve known each other for years […]

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Soul People – Alan Tomlins

We are huge coffee fans so when our friends at SmallBatch Coffee in Brighton approached us about a collaboration with one of their farms in India, we jumped at the chance. We are giving away a holiday for 2 at our Varkala retreat, just pick up a bag of Bibi coffee in store or online […]

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Soul People – Lush Palm

Next in our Soul People series is 2 inspiring individuals who stayed with us in Sri Lanka, Tara and Eric from Lush Palm.   Where’s home for you guys? Tara: Sunny Encinitas, California… and we absolutely love it! Encinitas is a beautiful mellow surf town in north San Diego so it’s an easy place to […]

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Be Here Now – Sri Lanka

Don’t think about the future, just be here now. Don’t think about the past, just be here now. Our latest film shot in and around our jungle retreat in south west Sri Lanka. Camera & Edit – Mati Quinzio

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Guest Reviews

I got back from my holiday at Soul and Surf on Monday (still slightly in shock to be back in the cold and rain!).  I wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone there for making it such a brilliant week and to let you know how awesome all the staff are (I’m sure […]

Emma Peil