Pink Cars & Purple Jellyfish: Surfing in Kerala, India

By Jane Wynyard November 2013 I certainly lived up to my Calamity Jane moniker on a recent visit to Kerala, South India. in the two weeks I was there, I was severely stung by jellyfish, shat on by a giant sea eagle and slapped by a temple elephant. I also swallowed a mouthful of polluted river and spent more than a week in bed in the UK with gastroenteritis. But don’t let this story of nature’s retribution put you off. Despite a series of unforeseen calamities caused by a combination of heatstroke stupidity and bad luck, Kerala is definitely worth a visit. Kerala[…]


Surfing in Bahia, Brazil

By Jane Wynyard, October 28 2012 Last Summer I returned to beautiful Brazil to a surf camp in Bahia, near Salvador called Bahia Surf Camp. My friends were coming a week later and I’d only have to spend 8 days on my own. We were staying in a surf camp so i was confident I’d meet other people.   On the website, the surf camp looked amazing with hammocks, beautiful surf huts, blue sky, beach view, lush gardens and lots of visitors. The owner had assured me that I would meet lots of people and it would be fine to[…]