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RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #1 on: March 02 2008 22:03:00 »
Hey, I wonder what type of conditions you found in chennai?
I 'm going on a business trip in april and looking for a spot to surf around chennai.
Can you please share some of your experience. thanks.
are you still staying in chennai? maybe we can go for ride.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #3 on: March 26 2008 07:03:00 »
Hey.... u should look at a place about 40 km from madras called Kovalam. Best time is just after 3. I am not really sure about other areas and Id be really surprised if you met other surfers :p
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #4 on: April 20 2008 05:04:00 »
I wiil go in chennai in august I do very very much kitesurfing (i'm sponsoring by twister kite) do you know if there are some wind there and can you tell me all I have to know about the wind there ?
thank you very much !
sorry for my english i'm french and I'm 15 years
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #5 on: April 22 2008 23:04:00 »
(This info is from pre-tsunami travels so don't know if it has changed). There is a little village/commune called Auroville just north of Pondicherry (150-200km south of Madras) that is mostly inhabited by multinational expats. Some of the local kids there set up a surf shack on the beach and rented me a board one day. The surf was pretty small, but fun waves and supposedly it is better this time of year (I was there in January). If you do go bring some extra wax, leashes or whatever you can for these guys since they can't get surf gear very easily or often. Pretty good group of locals though and they will probably tell you where some other good Indian breaks are.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #6 on: January 27 2009 08:01:00 »
I'm heading there in a few months from now for a somewhat longtime stint and I'm keen to find descent surf so I'll let you all know - Use to surfing Bali regularly so it's important I find something as soon as I'm there. There's not much info on Madras (Chennai) about wave height, quality or consistency which is rather annoying. Read of a surf spot called Big Rock (Fisherman's Cove Point) which has a sucky left hander - though I can't seem to find any lefts searching on the google earth? Other spots to look at if you are intending to stay in Madras for a while are; the Andaman Islands (Kingfisher Airlines fly there and it's cheap), Sri Lanka and the Maldives which are on the door step. I'll have an update once I've moved there and have located surf... will upload photos as well.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #7 on: March 30 2009 01:03:00 »
Hey Pete, you in Chennai?
I would be there my mid-april. I am just picking up surfing and would be great to have some knowledgable company.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #8 on: April 03 2009 10:04:00 »
I am am flying into Bangalore from the US and then taking a train to Kovalam Beach- I am bringing my board- although I am debating whether I should bring my longboard or not- does anyone know if i can check my surfboard on the train and where good/decent surf is in Kerela- I am still a beginner but I plan on being in India for at least 6 months and heard that is was really hard to rent a board there so I thought I would just bring mine--
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #9 on: July 22 2009 01:07:00 »
I'm trying to find a surf board in India for the summer 2009. I've read that Auroville beach next to Pondycherry in Chennai is a nice place. So i will go and meet the people overthere. If somebody from pondy read this message, that would be awsome to have an answer and a help, and finally ride some of the hidden barrel of India!
Hasta la vista