Diana’s South Sri Lanka Favorites

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Diana Basto Ferreira is a surfer.  And a chef.  Oh yea, she travels too.  So to sum it up, she is pretty much our dream girl.  Diana recently moved to the Southern coast of Sri Lanka to help our friends at Sunshine Stories open Weligama’s new hotspot Ceylon Slider’s Cafe. This is her travel advice for Southern Sri Lanka!  Definitely check out her beautiful blog …

Morocco Surf And Yoga Video

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In March 2016, we finally made it to the shores of Morocco.  Karma was on our side, the swells arrived on the same day that most of our guests landed in the airport.  Ines Ambrosio, professional Portugese longboarder and Filipe Neto, the legendary filmmaker joined us for the week along with 10 beautiful and cheerful women in a small town south of the surfer’s paradise …

Pregnant Surfer

So yep, there I was pregnant. And while I welcomed my widening hips, bulging breasts and quickly growing belly, what I feared most was the dreadful day I would have to take that temporary leave of absence from surfing.

Sri Lanka Surf and Yoga Retreat Video

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This sweet video was made by photographer and filmmaker Philly Lewis who joined us in Sri Lanka last March for a week of surfing and yoga. The week was spent sleeping within earshot of the waves, underneath a field of towering palm trees, and eating three incredible Ayurvedic meals a day. We surfed perhaps Sri Lanka’s best surf breaks, made new friends and reconnected with old ones in …

Morocco Surf Trip

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From the french seaside cafes in Essouira to the tiny wooden fishing boats in Imsouane.  The wind peels the bright colorful paint off the corners of buildings like bark from a tree.  The people are kind and the waves are good. Right hand point breaks can be found north and south of the humble little surfer’s haven of Taghazout.  Tajines are served in pipping hot clay pots and the …

Sri Lanka Women’s Surf Club

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 {Published on The Inertia) “Have you ever seen a local Sri Lankan female surfer?” I asked my friend, Ama, who rents surfboards from a tiny bamboo shack on Weligama beach.  “No, never,”  he replied.  “Why not?”  I asked.  “The men are scared something will happen to their daughters so the women never learn.” 

New Zealand Surf Trip

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It was too good not to blog about. Cyclone Vincent made his wild appearance to the shores of New Zealand on the same day our flight landed.  If cyclones have a gender, I am going to say this one was a man.  He was big, rough and mean, yet he delivered a swell that stuck around for our entire trip, and for that we thank you Cyclone …

Lex Weinstein: Five Things to do in Sri Lanka

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  { Reposted from Ember: The official Teva Blog } True adventure is not for the faint at heart. Sure, screensaver photographs and Pinterest boards look beautiful, but crossing thousands of miles of ocean and being fully immersed in the culture of a mysterious land is only the first step in the long and sometimes emotional journey of international travel.