In April 2011, Jack Phillips decided to host the "Ultimate surf camp", inviting 8 pro surfer girls to join us here at Talalla and delve into 10 days of exploration and surf coaching amongst southern Sri Lanka's finest waves. Further, we had talented photojournalist Lucia Griggi come along for the ride and document the entire thing. This our feature story published in the UK's Cooler Magazine (page, 82). Please see the article below:
COME ON GIRLS
We welcome girls of all ages and levels (even if that means "never gotten on a board") to join us at Talalla Retreat for one of our unbeatable retreat packages. See Retreats & Pricing for more information...
The benefits you get from surfing are endless. It not only impact' the mind, body & soul but also does tremendous things for your health that are fun and effortless ..
Health Benefits of Surfing:
The health benefits of surfing are numerous. Surfing is a great cardiovascular exercise, using mostly upper body muscles to do the paddling work, and leg muscles to guide the board once you're up and riding. Since surfing involves more time paddling, it provides an intense upper body and core workout.
Cardiovascular and heart health
It helps to supplement your surfing with stretching, Yoga, Pilates, or some other form of cross-training so that your muscles don't become unbalanced which is why we have combined Yoga and Surfing retreats - the only of it's kind and quality in the whole of Sri Lanka.
PHOTO'S BY LUCIA GRIGGI