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RE: Surfing India« Reply #1 on: August 04 2004 12:08:00 »
Hi, I travelled from Mumbai along the coast to the south point of India May 2004. I haven't seen any spot where you can hire a surf board, and it would surprise me if there was a spot. In Kovalam somebody is living who has a surfboard, but he was not there when I was there, so I didn't see him. I didn't like Kovalam actually. My favourite spot definately was Varkala. Allthought the current was really strong (it was very hard to get out), I really had a few very nice rides on my boogyboard. I took the boogyboard from Holland by the way. The environment in Varkala was also very nice (Hotels and restaurants on a red cliffs and a beach inbetween). Take your stuff a go there!
RE: Surfing India« Reply #2 on: August 05 2004 07:08:00 »
I was surfing in Kovalam but with an own board, you also can rent out there s.th. looking like the first board ever for European prices- when I was there the board had not even fins, but maybe they repaired it meanwhile.
the guys name is "SACHI", current is really strong, be careful!!!
Varkala I did not visit, should be nicer than Kovalam, but less strong waves,
have a good time
RE: Surfing India« Reply #3 on: August 06 2004 06:08:00 »
I would also be keen for any good spots anywhere round India/Sri lanka.
I am a beginner without gear and have been borrowing so far so would need to rent/buy out there.
Anyone got any ideas?
RE: Surfing India« Reply #4 on: August 09 2004 02:08:00 »
Im living currently in sri lanka and here it is perfect for beginners and advanced surfers. Now the perfect palce to be is in Arumgumbay, but at European winter time its good on from galle to Mirissa.
Its packed with surfers and everybody has a good time.
Its also surfsshops amd board rental. Check out Easy Beach in Ahangama, the best place. They also have boards and extra stuff. For surfing classes go to a french man in Midigama at Jayes place.
Sri Lanka is the place to be!
RE: Surfing India« Reply #5 on: September 03 2004 21:09:00 »
I have plans on going to india next year what side of india gets the best surf east, west, or south plus when is the best season for surfing in india
Renting boards« Reply #6 on: October 08 2004 03:10:00 »
I too came to India without a board. Im working on a project and will complete it by December. Susan you said you can rent in Kerala? If not, i need to look into opening a surf shop down here, there is definetly a market for it. Be well...one love...
RE: Surfing India« Reply #7 on: November 14 2004 08:11:00 »
hi Kugs, a surf shop on an Indian coast seems a hot idea. i can't surf, but i will for sure someday. let me know if you wanna experiment with the idea some more. i live in south india (inland) and can help you set up shop in return for some surfing lessons! i've handled business issues for foreigners in the past and can provide a fairer perspective than an opportunistic local. firstname.lastname@example.org
RE: Surfing India/sri Lanka« Reply #8 on: January 20 2005 21:01:00 »
Hi, are you still in Sri Lanka? If so, what is the situation there at the moment as i am arriving in about a month and want to know if still ok to hit Hikkaduwa for surfing?
Any info appreciated, Matt.