Sitting on a beach in Panama in 2008, Ed & Sofie decided to quit their jobs and embark on a round the world journey on a shoestring budget. Ed used to work with the biggest names in Fashion, music & media through the graphic design agency that he founded 14 years prior (www.red-design.co.uk). He shut shop and threw in the towel while Sofie who worked for fashion label, Sarah Arnett, followed suit soon after. Along their journey they visited the beautiful spot that is Kerala , completely immersed themselves in Southern India's way of life and the rest is history.
If Surf, yoga, a good meal, better sleep and great company in a cosy beach house is what you're after - then do stop by this Beach House retreat in the Varkala region of Kerala.
Though their other Surf Locations include Sri Lanka (Feb 2014) & Andamans (April 2014), Kerala will always be their home base. When Ed & Sofie sit back and recall what brought them to this wave rich coast of Kerala; it was their spirit of adventure, their desire to spend time in an amazing culture, to practice yoga, and to just "slow down".
The Retreat is 1km South of Varkala North Cliff and about an hour an hour North of Trivandrum International Airport. Soul & Surf also offer a great range of boards from 6'2'' to 8'2''available to rent for beginners/ intermediates at INR 600 for 3 hrs or INR 1200 for the whole day. For booking tariffs, availability and FAQs please do visit their website.
Whether it's a question of just brushing up your skills or if you're starting to surf from scratch, 'Soul & Surf' has a fully qualified ISA Instructor with Beach Lifeguarding qualifications on hand - throughout your stay so a big reason to smile.
Surf Breaks identified from North to South: Jay Bay, River Temple, Kappil Mouth, Black Beach, Varkala Point & Golden Beach among others.
Golden Beach, South Cliff, Janardhanapuram,
Contact person: Sofie (Questions on accomodation, Surfing & Yoga)