Now’s the time to fulfill those goals. How about trying surfing? Remember, the best time to catch the waves is between October and May.
This is a surfing ashram. Your day begins with meditation sessions. Activities include surfing, stand-up paddle (SUP), kayaking, bodyboarding, wakeboarding, swimming, volley ball, yoga, surf film entertainment and environmental awareness documentary presentations. The Surfing Federation of India was established in 2011 by a group of Indian surfers from Mantra Surf Club. SFI acts as the national governing body for surfing. More, here.
They offer surf lessons, board rentals and various camps. Courses are beginners, intermediate and advanced. More, here.
Recognised by the ISA (International Surf Association), their staff has certified ISA Level 1 surf instructors. You will learn to surf in very small groups or in one-on-one classes. The beginners’ course is three days and the advance level is six days long. They also organise surf trips along the coastline of India. More, here.
Surf the warm water waves of Kerala. Practice yoga, meditate, watch world cinema at their outdoor clifftop surf-cinema, gorge on stone-baked pizzas. More, here.
Covelong Point is a mecca key destination for surfers – it is considered to be the first surfing village (located in Kovalam, Chennai). Run by fisherman-surfer Murthy Megavan – he took up surfing after the 2004 tsunami. The school provides a sustainable source of income for the village, educates local children, and conducts alcohol and drug abuse awareness programmes. The school also gives lessons in windsurfing and kayaking. They have a café, lounge, and guest rooms. More, here and here.
Pick up the basics of swimming in the ocean, how to read the ocean and weather, understanding waves and rip and ocean safety. More, here.