"At Surfing India, you can learn surfing, go kayaking, stand up paddling (SUP), cycling, yoga
and much more! Our beach is great for beginner surf lessons and intermediate surfers. Just pack
your bags and head to Mantra Surf Club for your next best Surf Trip in India!"
Surfing India - Mantra Surf Club
Welcome to one of the first pioneers of adventure sports in India.
Welcome to Surfing India. We were the first to establish a surf camp in India in 2004 on the west coast of Karnataka in Mulki near Mangalore, Karnataka - when the sport here was completely unknown.
Today we offer many more varieties of exciting water sports. If you are looking for a surf school and a ton of fun in and out of the water, this is it!
Surfing, SUP surf, surf lessons, surf yoga, stand up paddle, yoga meditation, bhajan, jet skiing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, backwater riverboat tours, kayaking India, cycling tours and more can all be done right here at India’s original yoga and surfing retreat.
We have everything you need for you to learn surfing during your surf travel right here at Mantra Surf Club. Clean rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, first class home cooked vegetarian meals, and professional equipment for all your adventure sports needs.
All our members here at the Ashram Surf Retreat are internationally certified volunteers who only accept room and board as compensation. Any excess funds generated by our surfing businesses are used to maintain the surf ashram and help in the Surfing Swami Foundation nonprofit activities.
Learn surfing at the very first surf club in India. We offer 3 days, 5 days and 7-days courses. Learn how to surf the proper way from the ISA certified instructors. We will make sure that you go from beginner stage to an intermediate level. Whether you are a swimmer or a non-swimmer, we will make certain that you have a safe and fun surf session in the ocean. You don't have to worry about a crowded beach or someone else dropping in on your wave. Your surf classes will be conducted on a remote beach. Surfboards of all sizes are available for rentals. We welcome you to join us and have a great experience at Mantra Surf Club!
Water Sports Activities
Here at Mantra Surf Club we offer other varieties of adventure water sports including Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Wakeboarding, Jet-Ski and much more! Learn to kayak and stand up paddle as you explore the backwaters of River Shambhavi. Furthermore, have an action-packed day with Jet-Ski and wakeboarding! We also offer amazing pontoon boat rides to cruise along the backwaters as you enjoy the beautiful pristine surroundings of Mulki on the West Coast of Karnataka.
Yoga & Adventure Activities
Wondering what you can do outside of the water while you are here at Mantra? We can keep you entertained. We offer some very fun outdoor activities like cycling, skateboarding, camping, hiking, and yoga. You can go on our bicycle tours and explore the beautiful and culturally rich town of Mulki or ride on a motorbike to the beautiful peak of Kudremukh in the Western Ghats. You can camp at the beach and enjoy the night by gazing at the stars and relaxing to the soothing sounds of the waves. You can go hiking in nearby hills or if you just want to take it slow, just sign up for our ashtanga yoga classes!
The Ashram Surf Retreat
‘Mantra Surf Club, Mulki is my favorite spot. The instructors are great and the food is even better! I hope to come back soon and spend some quality time rewinding.’
When my husband suggested a surfing holiday at an all-vegetarian ashram with non-AC rooms in the height of summer, I thought the idea was crazy. However, the minute we reached, my fears fell aside. The ashram is located in a small village in Mulki, near Mangalore. It is right by a river (a backwater inlet from the sea), surrounded by coconut trees that were waving lazily in the summer breeze. It was much cooler than the Bangalore we had left behind.’
‘Hey Team Mantra - a quick note to say thanks for a fantastic time at the Surfing Ashram. I came for 5 days and stayed for 15 and I think that says it all! And for those looking for a peaceful place to learn the art of surfing then look no further. The beach is virtually private (with no one else around), the surf was perfect for beginners, no sharks/crocs or rocks, comfy accommodation, great food, and people who celebrate every millisecond ride like you've just won the world title! With all that I'm pretty sure I'll be back!’
Latest News & Articles
We introduce Thunder Monkey Surf Gear, India's own surf brand. Designed and proudly made in India. We make custom boardshorts, t-shirts, rash guards, surf leash and much more! Check out our website and order your surf gears!
Welcome to the Surfing Swami Foundation [SSF]. Inspired by its founder Jack "Swami" Hebner, the Surfing Swami Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to introducing surfing and related water sports in India. Read more here!
Meet Rammohan Paranjape, India's official Surf Photographer. He has traveled around India quite extensively and documented surf and it's growth in India for over a decade. He is into Surf, adventure, travel, lifestyle and much more. You can read his story and see some of the best works on his website.
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Surfing Federation of India was established in 2011 by a group of Indian surfers from Mantra Surf Club also known as Surfing India.
Surfing Federation of India is recognized as the National Governing Body [NGB] for Surfing in India by the International Surfing Association [ISA], the World Governing Authority for Surfing. Surfing Federation of India is in co-operation with the International Surfing Association to support the campaign of including surfing into the Olympics and other National and International Multi-Sport Events.