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Collaborations

Seea in Sri Lanka


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In late January we had the pleasure of hosting the Seea crew who came to Sri Lanka to shoot their latest collection. It was the designer and brainchild of Seea herself; Amanda, stylist/producer Betta del Bello, photographer Dylan Gordon, film crew Luca & Gio from Onde Nostre, photographer Luki O’keefe, surfer Lola Mignot, Karina Rozunko

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guest interviews

Interview with Seea Photographer Luki O’keefe


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We caught up with surfer, model and photographer Luki O’keefe who stayed with us last month to shoot the beautiful new Seea collection. Luki hails from San Clemente in California and calls San O, Middles, and Churches her beloved home breaks. You’ll see her gorgeous images across the Seea website and media channels.  What words do you live

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Food, to do around us

Market day in Ahangama


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We’re fortunate here on Sri Lanka that so much fresh produce is (literally) grown on our doorstep, and you only have to wander down the road to realise there’s plenty of unusual tropical fruits and vegetables to try. Each week we head to the market in Ahangama and fill our bags to the brim with

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Family

Family Series: Jen Pendlebury


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Name: Jennifer Pendlebury Age: 34 From: Newquay, Cornwall Role at Sunshinestories: Massage Therapist & Surf Instructor Words to live by: Life’s short, eat cake Favourite surfboard:  I have too many to choose from! My favourite short board would be- seduction surf co 5’0 recycled fish. My favourite longboard is 9’2 demons seduction performance longboard. Favourite thing about Sri Lanka: 

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Travel Advice

Guide to Ella


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Every now and then we like to escape the South Coast of Sri Lanka, swapping the beach for mountains and explore different regions of this beautifully diverse country. We recently headed to Ella for a few days and decided to share our top tips for those considering a trip to Sri Lanka’s most iconic hill-country

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Travel Advice

Guide to Weligama


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Weligama is the nearest main town to Sunshinestories and a great place to explore on your free day from the villa. Occasionally we enjoy wandering around the shops, playing in the surf and hanging out at the cafés. The name Weligama means ‘Sandy Village’ due to its sandy beach which sweeps across the bay as

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Sunshinestories Family

Family Series: Brooke Mckallor


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Name: Brooke Mckallor Age: 24 From: Seattle, USA Role at Sunshinestories: Yoga Teacher turned Social Host     Brooke started at Sunshinestories a little different to most. We managed to get her on board pretty spontaneously to fill in as a yoga teacher for one month, but after those four weeks we couldn’t face letting her

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Guest Series

Winner of the Seea competition: Betsy Harris


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We recently ran a competition in partnership with The Seea, Bing Surfboards, Poler, Nixon and Manduka to win a week at Sunshinestories among many other magical prizes. We were extremely stoked when the winner, Betsy Harris was announced, a surfer hailing from Florida who runs a surf school with her partner David (www.surfasylum.com). The two

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