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RE: Surfing in south india, Kerala etc?« Reply #1 on: November 16 2005 11:11:00 »
If you find out - can you let me know...I guess I need to bring my own board. I am there in Feb.
make contact« Reply #2 on: November 25 2005 21:11:00 »
I just found this site, In short I love India been twice,traveled every direction. I never even thought about waves their, but would be super stoked to hang in Kerala,Madras where'vs. I compete in slalom skateboarding and live to ride.Can someone clue me in on general info...Thanks
RE: Surfing in south india, Kerala etc?« Reply #4 on: December 21 2005 09:12:00 »
hz man im olso skating can u tell me something about skating in india
RE: Surfing in south india, Kerala etc?« Reply #5 on: January 11 2006 09:01:00 »
I was in Kerala over Christmas and new year. I heard there was nice surf on the island just north of fort Cochin, but I never went to look. However, Varkala has a nice LH break, espesh to the south end of the beach. Often barrels out. North end of beach has a nasty rip and is where most tourists swim. Swell not so nice, but better for beginners. They do not have any mals or longboards. Only thing available to rent are gay body boards which have a tendency to bend in half and slap you in the face.
RE: Surfing in south india, Kerala etc?« Reply #6 on: January 11 2006 17:01:00 »
I've seen waist-chest high surf in Mahaballipuram (breaking off of the S side of the shore temple) - actually I was there during the tsunami and have a photo of a overhead wave just south of there. I also saw short glassy waves in Podicherry.
As for the W coast - Kovalum breaks with some power but you have to pick your waves as it closes out 9-10 times, during NE monsoon a nice wave breaks off the cliff in teh northern beach. I found points with great potential about 2 hours south of Mandwa (45 min ferry ride south of Mumbai) - it was breaking waist high when other spots further north that break almost every day (thigh-waist) were flat - the name of the game is definately dawn-patrol to get clean conditions (for all of india that I have seen). Good luck - I wish i was there , cheers
RE: Surfing in south india, Kerala etc?« Reply #7 on: January 23 2016 04:01:00 »
If you plan to travel around and end up in kerala; Decathlon in cochin(kochi) is the best place to buy surf boards and beach-wear. They have helpful staff as well and they'll direct you to the right place for surfing. Also Cochin(kochi) has got a great sailing club. If you want any other details I'm happy to help out.