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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 ...

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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 ...

The Soul of Surfing Revolution

At Soul & Surf we believe it’s high time for a surfing revolution. A Soul of Surfing revolution that we’ll be rolling out throughout 2021.

You Can’t Sell Community. But You Can Build It.

If you sell stuff you have to have a community, don’t you? We tell you how to build a community, the Soul & Surf way.

Be Good, Do Good – the Soul & Surf Manifesto

We have tried to capture in words everything that Soul & Surf is really about. It looked a bit like a manifesto – so here is our manifesto for you.

It’s been 10 years – why we’re still at it

Founder Ed Templeton talks about the last decade – yes, decade – of Soul & Surf, the challenges, the incredible experiences, and why it's still so important to carry on.

2020? See ya (wouldn’t want to be ya)

The year began with all manner of smug, pithy ‘2020 vision’ articles, comments and posts. Who’d have thunk what would happen next?

In Photos: Sunday Surf Club

In photos - We sent out our resident photographer Jamie on a kids club session, to capture some of the next generation in action.

Hello Varkala!

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.

Jamie Mitchell

We know how lucky we are to work with such talented photographers at our homes around the world. Today on Soul People we interview Jamie Mitchell, resident snapper in Kerala.

Rachelle Lincoln, surf photographer

Soul People: I’m Rachelle Lincoln. I am an American Australian born in San Diego, California, later moving to Hawaii and then migrating to Australia where I now live in Noosa, Queensland permanently.

Therapies pop-up: Shiatsu at Soul & Surf India

We're really excited to have Becca Spooner popping up with us for the month of January.

After the floods: an update from Kerala

Earlier this year, Kerala was hit with the worst flooding the state has seen in almost a century.

Yin Yoga with Freddie

We've compiled a short series of short, practical yoga videos - demonstrating practical tips and exercises you can try out at home to bring a moment's post-holiday calm...

Simple Pranayama with Freddie

One of the things our yoga teachers get asked LOADS by our guests is for simple techniques they can incorporate into their busy lives once they get home.

How Surfing Helped Me Find Presence

Lou Burton, a member of our Varkala team last season, shares her thoughts on how surfing has helped her achieve a more mindful lifestyle since leaving behind the City.

A Traditional Ayurvedic Detox

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Soul People: Raff

Soul People: For the next interview in our Soul People series we caught up with Raff, General Manager, Doer and Thinker of Soul & Surf India.

Life lately

Photo diary from India - a gorgeous selection of snaps from our resident photographer

Arroz Doce

Soul Food: We are currently lucky enough to have Grant Lloyd staying with us in Kerala as our Guest Chef.

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.

Rakhul

Soul People: What makes Soul&Surf tick? The amazing bunch of people that work with us of course. Soul People will introduce you to some of the incredible people we work in both Sri Lanka and India.

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