Soul and Surf

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Surf Camps, Yoga Retreats | Comments Off on Soul and Surf

People at Soul and Surf

Soul and Surf, founded by Ed and Sofie in 2008, is a retreat center that provides not only surfing and yoga classes but also life transforming health retreats. Ed and Sofie set off on a round-the-world-on-a-shoestring adventure and finally have set themselves up in India, running Soul & Surf in Kerala. Ed Templeton, Creative Director of influential UK design firm Red Design, and his partner Sofie Radecki launch this independent project, the Soul & Surf House located near Varkala, a vibrant travelers hangout on India’s idyllic Keralan coast. This is India’s second and Kerala’s first surf stay. Set on the cliffs overlooking the ocean, Soul and Surf is just a short walk from all the restaurants of Varkala cliff, and a perfect location to get to all the local surf breaks. Most interestingly the entire resort is facing the sea. All the people at Soul & Surf are really charming and nice. The Surf and Yoga is really great. But above all else its the owners and staff that make this place so special. It is a lovely oasis of peace and calm on the south cliff of Varkala and has a very homely and happy family feel about the place. It’s neither a resort or a hotel but more of a Homestay.

Surfers are enjoying


During your stay the you will find a cliff-top accommodation where the lush gardens gaze over the Arabian Sea which will lead you to the beach. There is Wi Fi connection also. You will start the day with fresh and yummy healthy breakfast. Pure drinking water is available. If you want to have coffee or to take fruits you can easily have. For reaching the best local surfing area there is transport available for you. If you are going to stay a week, you can enjoy the early morning session as well as afternoon trip. You can take the help of an expert and enthusiastic guides to know the waves well. For practicing Yoga safely you will also have yoga mats.

Ed is surfing

Accesories for surfing:

You can rent good range of boards 6’2″ to 8’2″ and you will have to pay only £7.50/Rs.600 for 3hrs or £15.00/Rs.1200 if you want to spend the whole day. If you stay outside the center you will have to submit your passport and credit card as safety deposit until returning the equipment or you will have to use your own short-board fish or Longboards and all associated equipment including leashes, warm water wax, rash vest, sun protection and ding repair kit. You can buy t-shirts, leashes and sun protection from the small amount of accessories at Soul $ Surf, Kerala.

People doing Yoga

Surf for all:

At Soul $ Surf, Kerala you will meet a fully qualified ISA Instructor with Beach Lifeguarding qualifications on hand throughout your stay. The surf lessons offered by the center are suitable for the beginners as well as for the advanced who want to brush up on the skills.


Soul and Surf

Golden Beach, South Cliff, Varkala

Trivandrum, India 695141

Phone: 02081235643