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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.

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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.

Soul People – Becca

Becca is one of the best therapists we’ve ever met – and we’ve met a few – as well as being a yoga teacher and all-round brilliant human being.

The Salty Swamis Surf History of Sri Lanka

This piece was written by our good friends at Salty Swamis, and kindly reproduced here for your pleasure – A Surf History of Sri Lanka…

An Earth Day Interview with Mossy Earth

In order to reach our own Sustainable-ish targets, one of the things we’ve done is partnered with Mossy Earth - read on for the interview.

Soul People – Lizzie Brown

Soul People: What if you could replace your shouty alarm tone with a beautiful, guided audio meditation or yoga class? In bed. Sounds dreamy, right?

The Best Way To Do A Lockdown

2020. It's been a tricksy old year, eh? Sourdough was invented, we learned a new term – 'furlough' (which I honestly thought was something to do with farming,) and all of us overused the word 'unprecedented.' What a time to be ...

Sustainability & Surfing – Natalie Fox

Nat is Soul & Surf's Sustainability Consultant, a roving surf and yoga instructor, and an eXXpedition ambassador.

Georgie Roberts

Georgie is the Director + Founder of Wanderlust Life Jewellery - a wonderful small business with its roots in North Devon, making understated, minimal jewellery inspired by travel, adventure and the ocean.

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.

Blain

Soul People: This is Blain. Blain aced his trial shift so much that we pretty much offered him a job on the spot before he could change his mind.

Mike Wakefield

Soul People: The first time we met Mike - the photographer behind Pura Vida Cornwall - he took some seriously beautiful shots of our home and surrounding neighbourhood in Sri Lanka.

Adam Simpson

Next up in our Soul People Series: meet Adam, our Manager of both hotel and surf over at Soul & Surf Portugal.

Natalie Fox: A plastic voyage

Soul People: Those of you who've been to stay with us at Soul & Surf Portugal already will have met Nat, our fantastic yoga teacher.

Sim Warren

Soul People - we talk to filmmaker Sim Warren, who created sweeping, dramatic 'The Edgeland' over here in Portugal.

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.

Exploring Portugal with Katie Rae

Soul People - On our most recent trip to Portugal, we brought our friend - and incredibly talented photographer - Katie Rae along with us. We talk about her experience, and why it is so special here.

Jake Goold

Soul People: Last month, we teamed up with the lovely folk behind the Smooth Movers surf festival - a three-day event down in Cornwall showcasing traditional surfing and all that it champions...music, art, independent film (and really cold beer).

Riz

Soul People: A few months back, Riz of Riz Boardshorts (pretty much the Soul & Surf uniform in Sri Lanka and Kerala), asked Raff, our GM in Varkala, a few questions about his life. 

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 ...

Sam Bleakley

Soul People: 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 ...

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 ...

Alan Tomlins

Soul People: SmallBatch head honcho, Alan Tomlins introduces himself and tells us a bit about his coffee journey.

Lush Palm

Next in our Soul People series - two inspiring individuals who stayed with us in Sri Lanka: Tara and Eric from Lush Palm.

Venita from Surfskinoil

Shop Talk: 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.

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