Lazy left

Back surfing at Lazy left! This left hand point break get’s a lot of love and hate from us. Love when it provides a hollow take off and it’s long lazy lines for us to noseride or cut back on. It does that especially good on some swells and sometimes it just doesn’t provide any shoulder at all, that’s hate i guess. Love when we’er a crew sharing it and having fun and all different types of surf crafts, longboard, shortboard, whatever board.. It’s a relatively kind wave with an easy paddle out, so there’s a lot of people that paddle out that really shouldn’t be at a point break. Hate that. Especially hate when it’s get crowded with beginners, as it does in dec/jan and everybody get washed by the inside of the first set wave and then ruin set after set. Love the mellow vibe that Midigama has, the town where the wave is located. Hate that some Colombo dude is building something big and ugly just in front of it.. But love always wins over hate, right?

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wenche is stoked

Our great friend Wenche came down and stayed with us a week. The bonus by working as a stewardess is that you can travel cheap like that huh?! So envious.. With her she brought the best danish brown bread, three swedish cheese blocks and tons of swedish Marabou chocolate. Not to forget amazing energy! She really wanted to get some waves and we took her out at lazy left. She caught a few waves and coming up she was all smiles and asked me, is this what you guys mean by stoked? Am I stoked now? Yes Wenche, you are so stoked.

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on this wave wenche was so stoked sharing it with linn she totally lost focus of surfing and just started laughing intead

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we usually spend afternoons in front of the computer studying and working or just chilling out. wenche thought that was boring, so she started to decorate our house with some plants she found in the jungle garden of ours

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found a new and better way to enjoy the sun, the things you do hanging out with this girl

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wenche brought danish brown bread, swedish cheese and lots of chocolate. sooo fucking good

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villa sneak peak

So South Coast took us by storm! Since we been back from Arugam Bay we’ve been constantly busy everyday. We’ve rented this Villa for a long on the south coast that’s going to function as our home for the near future. It’s a newly renovated colonial house close to all the good surf on the south coast and it’s absolutly amazing! The villa is all done and rdy but still it’s been a mission to get it our way and we’ve bought some beds and stuff so we can have people visiting. So we’ve been really busy with everything from getting custom made mattresses for tall scandinavians made, finding the right place to buy this or to fix that. Making spare keys, fixing broken refridgerators, plant shopping and so much more. All those stuff you know exactly where to find in your home country but are so hard to track down when in a new place, and especially in Sri Lanka because here there is one shop for every single item. We’re lucky to have our expats friends who answers all our trillion questions, so grateful.

Many of you have been curious to see some photos of our home, below there’s a few. Promise you more ones as we get everything ready! This house is made for socializing and hang outs and we’re looking forward to have the house filled with friends and family. Actually it has a lot of rooms so if you’re heading down to this magical island why not come stay with us! Give us an email if you’re interested to info@sunshinestories.com

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the villa is huge! and beautifully set back in the jungle and is really old but amazingly renovated just two years ago

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we went plant shopping with verity! she loves plants so much and showed us to her gem where you can get amazing plants for just a few bucks

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sneakpeak of what will come in the online store soon… we’re just gonna get time to set it up, gaaah

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a bunch of fabrics we’ve found on various places on this island

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lilus space

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A glass of chilled red in dusk is the best way to end a day. In the middle of the house there is a courtyard that function as the garden and the living room at the same time. Gotta love this Asian Colonial style.

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Towards the riviera

The monsun started pouring. Apparently it’s all across the island at the moment. Heavy rain for three full days. All the lagoons are now filled up. The waterfalls start pouring. Several earth sleds have occurred that you might have read about in the news. Some hundred people are buried under the earth masses. And the seasons starts to change. We haven’t been in any danger and the rain has kept us in inside, waves have been small anyway. Adam, one of the owners on Sea Horse said there’s usually about three monsoons and they go on for about three days. We waited this one out, and then went for the other side.

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Got up early morning and started the drive down south. It’s not that far on the map, the road is good and there’s not much traffic, but it’s the windingness and several detours  inland that make it take soo much time. And the elephants of course.

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The road goes through the whole Yala National Park. Not that it’s much different from Arugam Bay that is just as wild.. But we can’t get enough of the elephant sights, they are just so cool to watch

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It’s hard to complain when it’s so beautiful. Good music in the speakers (yes this car has an aux stereo) and the road ahead, love roadtrips!

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Watch out for …. !

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Obligatory duct tape car repair in the making

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Fruite time

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Of course we got a flat tire as well. The tires of this car is so old it was just a matter of time. Typical Sri Lankan go as long as it lasts mentality from the rental company..

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There’s nothing that beats the evening light in the south. It’s burnt orange color enlightens the last hour before sunset so nicely.

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WE MADE IT TO OUR NEW HOME! All in all the drive took 7 hours with a few stops and it is a really easy drive actually.

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We have been longing to move into this villa since the first day we saw it. It’s so pretty and all the good waves are just minutes around us. Now we are going to live here for at least 6 months and then maybe head back to the east coast a bit before heading to Sweden over the summer. Good times waiting…

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