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The Soul of Surfing – Part 4

In the final instalment of four articles for Soul & Surf, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. You can read part one here, where Sam discusses the cultural context of the term ‘soul surfer’ and the often overlooked role of the wipeout. In part two Sam tracks […]

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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…  Anxiety is a big word. And it’s not something we admit to freely, or even realise we have until it’s already started to consume us. For […]

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The Soul of Surfing – Part 2

In the second instalment of four articles, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. You can read part one here, where Sam discusses the cultural context of the term ‘soul surfer’ and the often overlooked role of the wipeout. The Blessing of the Board The spiritual importance of […]

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The Soul of Surfing

In the first instalment of four articles, Sam Bleakley explores The Soul of Surfing alongside the stunning photography of Katie Rae. Immersed in Water Today there are over 30 million surfers in the world, a rainbow spectrum of ages and nations, all seeking fulfilment from riding waves. You can surf reefs, points, beach breaks, river […]

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Guest Reviews

First of all, many, many thanks to both you and Franco: I had a wonderful time and you two were wonderful hosts! I do think a very important element in this Pop-Up’s success was independent of anything you and Franco can control: the great people that signed up to come along…I loved Aceh (the ocean […]

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