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RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« on: August 08 2009 14:08:00 »
Its tough to find a board in India. There is this Mantra SUrf Club that had some for sale, but seems like they are out of stock.
There are some guys at pondicherry ashram who surf. I go out to kovalam/mahabalipuram... there is a group of locals i meet up with almost every weekend. Abt 5-6 surfers.
But if possible, i would suggest you carry an inexpensive board, and sell it off when you leave.
Inexpensive so that guys here can afford it.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #1 on: April 26 2010 16:04:50 »
Hey Guys, I would like to know which is the best way to carry a surf board from Sydney to India,Also is there any one who is surfing in chennai or kovalam right now.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #2 on: April 29 2010 09:04:400 »
From Sydney to India I would take your board on the plane with you, they will check it but might charge you extra for it. I have surfed only in Goa and Kerala, and both produce some consistent waves. I only found beach breaks, but they were fun. The further down the peninsula you go the bigger it gets. At Kovalam for instance there was a couple of days where it was too big to get out into th eline up, and I had to sign a waiver with th elifeguard just to let me in the water. Boards are very hard to find, so bring your own along with wax.
RE: Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #3 on: October 05 2010 07:10:00 »
I'm from Auroville...i surf here for 5 years now, the spots not too consistant but wen it comes it comes nice... recently we had a nice big swell gettin some 8 footers...but if ur a pro probably go down south bigger...
Surfing in Chennai/ madras« Reply #4 on: December 07 2011 00:12:00 »
Bay of Life surf school, is one place to learn surfing in Chennai, amd there are some good spots for Sup also. HAs anyone tried stand up paddling in here?