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Sri Lanka | Our Reflections On This Resilient, Vibrant Island

Soul & Surf co-founder Ed Templeton reflects on returning to Sri Lanka for the first time since early 2020 and gives his first impressions of the two new Soul & Surf locations.

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7 Principals 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 principals - 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.

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

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Top 20 Soul Surfers

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Why we (re)launched At Home

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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…

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.

Soul People – Pip Roberts

Soul People: Pip is the founder of Now Studio, a gorgeous yoga and photography space in Bristol that celebrates community, expression and sustainability, as well as having some bloody good teachers. If you ever get a chance to do one ...

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 ...

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.

Peru…take 2

Matty ~ "I couldn’t say no when the crew at Soul & Surf invited me to join them as a surf coach on their retreat to Chicama Peru. The world’s longest left is not only a heaven-sent wave with sections ...

Hello Varkala!

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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.

Popping back to Peru

The call hasn’t stopped, it has increased. After a couple of years coming back to Chicama I thought I was going to feel less ‘stoked’. As can sometimes happen with the places you already know, they begin to feel ...

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.

Why we love…Lombok

And why we are going back this October. This place has properly stolen our hearts, so Rach thought she'd write a few words about the trip, the island, the surf and the people.

Yoga for surfers

Soul People. We talk to Tammy Mittell about the relationship between yoga and surfing.

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.

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.

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.

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