Kids Surf Club
When we first arrived in Varkala there were no local people surfing at all. When we made the leap to set up Soul & Surf here we were adamant that we would share the stoke with any local who showed an interest. For the first two seasons that meant taking new friends along with us on our surf trips and lessons some mornings, but that was just one or two folks at a time. These last few seasons we decided to up the ante and advertised a proper weekly surf club at one of our favourite local breaks up in Edava, a fishing village which we visit almost daily. Lead by our surf team with the help of a few guests have built up a regular and dedicated following from a group of village kids in Edava and some kids very local to where we are in varkala.
Their progression over the seasons has been incredible to watch so it will be really exciting to see their progression over the coming years. We’ve employed some of the kids who’ve gone through the surf club already and hope that this could be an ongoing trend. Our aim now is that hopefully some of them may be able to make a living, with us or on their own, from the increasing surf tourism in the region and that we may employ some of these kids as surf assistants and ultimately as qualified ISA Surf Instructors.