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Why Surfing Is Good For Your Mental Health

Anyone that has shaken off a bad mood by immersing themselves in water knows how cathartic the ocean can be. And us surfers are very aware of how important the connection with the sea is to our mental health. Guest ...

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How To Travel Without Single Use Plastic

Soul & Surf’s quick and easy guide to travelling without single-use plastic. We're keeping it simple with a short list of how to pack – and travel – with as little of the bad stuff as you can.

Sustainably Solo: The Green Angle to Taking a Solo Trip

Going solo isn't just about popping off on an adventure – it's a chance to expand your understanding of different cultures, landscapes and even to make better choices for the planet. When you travel solo, you're in control of every decision ...

Top 10 Best Yoga Books To Deepen Your Practice

Everyday life is full of meaningful moments that shape who we are. Yoga isn't just about poses; it's a part of our daily experience, guiding us through challenges and growth. We've chosen a selection of books that offer practical insights, ...

Celebrating the Cove Surf Jam — in conversation with Sam Bleakley

We put on our first ever Cove Surf Jam over at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka, a low-key, inclusive celebration of alternative craft, soul surfing and community. Ed chats with our good friend Sam Bleakley, who helped us out with advising, ...

Soul People – Dan Burgess

We love chatting with our guests, especially when we realise that they do, well, really cool stuff. Meet Dan Burgess: storyteller, podcaster and un-learning guide determined to shift our narrative about nature and the world we are part of.

A Day at a Yoga & Surf Retreat in Sri Lanka

Surf & Yoga retreats in the tropics. All sounds a bit dreamy, right? But what actually happens on these holidays? We've broken down a typical day at our beachside Sri Lanka retreat.

Yoga is Making Waves: How to Prepare for Your Surf Trip

Yoga & surf share more than they differ. Both practices require dedication, discipline and consistency, plus both confer a sense of peace & joy - and more often than not, frustration too. We offer some tips on how some simple yoga practices ...

Embracing Independence: The Beauty and Benefits of Solo Travel

All aboard the solo travel train: turn left without a committee meeting, eat, surf, move at your own pace, and stumble upon unexpected adventures – all on your terms.

Top 10 Ethical Surfboard Brands

We like surfboards. You like surfboards. But the production process can be pretty toxic, both for the shaper and the environment. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite ethical surfboard brands.

Why Autumn is the Best Time of Year in Portugal

We've been hanging out on the South Coast of Portugal's Algarve for nearly eight years now – how has that happened?? – so we've got a pretty good sense of our favourite things, particularly when it is surf-related.

Soul People – Nick Hounsfield

Founder of The Wave, Nick's passion for surfing inspired him to create a unique experience in a landlocked city, challenging traditional notions of wave-riding. Through his vision and dedication, he has bought together the local surf community and provided the ...

Soul of Surfing, the Four Pillars – Wave Riding

In the final instalment of our Four Pillars series, we explain our four levels of surfer - and why everyone can do with some coaching.

Soul of Surfing, the Four Pillars – Soul Surfing

In the third installment of our Four Pillars series we share the stuff that inspires us – and ask, what is Soul Surfing? ...and in doing so kinda explain why we are called Soul & Surf.

Soul of Surfing, the Four Pillars – Blue Health

In part two of our Four Pillars series we talk about Blue Health, how it relates to surfing – and how we at Soul & Surf incorporate Blue Health practices and techniques into our Soul of Surfing syllabus.

Soul of Surfing, the Four Pillars – Ocean Literacy

In this first of a four-part series, we explain what the heck Ocean Literacy is, why it matters – and how we apply it to both our company ethos and our lives as surfers.

The Book Report | January 2023

You gotta love a good book. So we figured a quarterly compilation of the team’s favourite recent reads would be a useful addition to the Journal…

Living A Life Less Ordinary

A life less ordinary. Aren't so many of us secretly dreaming of this? And given it's one of the fundamental reasons Soul & Surf was started we thought we'd get founder, Ed to share his tips.

Soul People | Rana Ghose

Rana is a curator, writer, and filmmaker, who came to see us at Soul & Surf India. He created three beautiful & heartfelt shorts that perfectly captured the spirit of our team – and quite frankly made our collective hearts do some very ...

7 Principles of Soul Surfing

Soul surfing, or surfing-as-a-way-of-life. That's the 'surf' in our Soul & Surf. And it's built on 7 principles - Soul Surfers, Soul Surfing Films, Surf Art, Surf-Related Music, Surf Literature, Soul Surfing Brands and of course Surf Activism.

Soul People – Josh Dickson

Soul People: Josh is the founder of Resurface, who create evidence-based surf therapy retreats. They provide connection, build resilience and flow, creativity and self-care – through mindfulness, group therapy, psycho-education – plus sharing the simple, immersive joy of the ocean.

The Book Report | July 2022

Do holidays without books exist? We’re not sure. But we did figure a quarterly compilation of the team’s favourite recent reads might be a useful companion to your retreat planning…

World Ocean Day ’22 | Our Impact Report

This year’s UN World Ocean Day will focus on collective climate action for the ocean, so we wanted to show you where we are at with our Sustainable-ish Plan – our 2021 Impact Report – plus share some of the resources we've ...

‘Freedom Day’ – and the songs that started a rebellion

Liberdade! Today marks the anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, the military coup that overthrew Salazar's Estado Novo regime, enabled democracy in Portugal, and freedom for its colonies.

Soul & Surf Recipes | Monkey Jam

Food, food, sunshine food. There isn't a lot more sunshine-y than our tropical Monkey Jam, served up at our breakfast tables in Kerala, Lanka and Portugal. Here we share the simple recipe with you - so you can bring a ...