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 ...

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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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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?

Soul & Surf At Home: Coconut Roti recipe

A huge focus of what we do in real life at all of our Soul & Surf locations is food. From day one we've had a strong ethos around bringing people together over plates of hearty, nourishing, delicious food. We call ...

Sri Lanka after the attacks

It’s been almost 5 months now since the devastating Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka which saw locations across Colombo and in Batticaloa targeted by terrorists.

An update from Sri Lanka

It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since the attacks in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, that devastated the country that Sofie, Kit and I - along with a large portion of our team - have come ...

Spinal Twist with Jessamin

Over the last month or so, we've been posting these short yoga videos, taking you through some simple twists and stretches you can do at home.

Thread the needle with Jessamin

Jumping over from Kerala to Sri Lanka for our next yoga tutorial - y'know, just to keep you on your toes.

Just Like Me

Each Friday at Soul & Surf Sri Lanka, while the guests are enjoying a post surf breakfast or lounging in the pool, the S&S team get together for our weekly meeting - discussing the week we’ve just had, making ...

Be Here Now

Our latest film shot in and around our jungle retreat in south west Sri Lanka.

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.


Picture diary of a holly day in Sri Lanka

Soul & Surf Sri Lanka Beach Cleans

We are starting to see the significant impacts our trash problem has on the environment and human health.  We are realizing that this is a worldwide problem, which isn’t constraint to political boundaries and will take the efforts of ...

Chef Aruna

Soul People: Next in our Soul People series is Head Chef Aruna who helped us set up our new hotel in Sri Lanka.

How to Set up a Tropical Business, Surf & Practice Yoga Daily – Part Three

Part three of Ed's jumping ship story - It’s all very well leaving everything behind, travelling the world and having a wonderful time, but you may want to make some real changes.

How to Set up a Tropical Business, Surf & Practice Yoga Daily – Part One

If you’ve ever wanted to spend more of your time doing the stuff you love and less doing work that you don’t love then, over the next 3 online posts, I am going to share a few key things ...

How to Set up a Tropical Business, Surf & Practice Yoga Daily – Part Two

I can't risk it. Change is the only constant we have, we can run in fear from it or embrace it when it comes or better still we can positively chase it. Drastic changes are the things that make us ...