India has over 7,500 km (4,600 miles) of coastline, including that of the island groups, and this provides many opportune places for surfing. The largest waves are usually seen between May and September, the pre-monsoon and monsoon
season. Some of the spots for surfing in India are Mangalore
, Kapu Beach
in Karnataka, Mahabalipuram, Kovalam (Covelong) and Manapad in Tamil Nadu, Kovalam Kovalam
and Varkala in Kerala, Little Andamans and Lakshadweep.
Stand up paddling and surfing as in the current form was not a familiar sport to Indians, until recently when things started to change, starting with the coastal villages and the coastal communities. "The kids here are born and brought up around these waters and this sport comes too easily to them," says Madhumathi of Bay of Life Surf School
"You power the board. It does not need any mechanism", And once you start paddling, you will be introduced to the vast eco-system that is right in your backyard. There are mangroves, schools of dolphins; we've even spotted a whale shark once- says Madhumathi Ravi Read more...