The Surfing Swami. Photo: Rammohan Paranjape
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Florida native is considered ‘Surfing Swami’ in adopted India

The surfing hot spots of the world are usually found in places like California, Hawaii or even Australia. But now some die-hard wave-lovers want India to join that list. The country recently held its largest internationally-recognised surfing competition, drawing about 100 participants from all over India and beyond. Jack Hebner is one of the driving …

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Surfing Swami with Mantra Surf Club - Surfing India
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In India, ‘surfing swami’ preaches the virtues of the perfect wave

MULKI, INDIA — The shore is empty. The sharp morning sun cuts the water into diamonds. For the guru and his pupil, the surf beckons. “There are more than 1.2 billion people in India. How many people do you see in the water? Hardly anybody,” said the guru, Jack Hebner, 70, a tall American known …

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