From the age of eight, Shamanth Kumar was destined to be a waterman. Surfing Swami is one of the pioneers of the Indian surfing scene. Having come to India in the 70s, he's surfed the entire east and west coastline of India. And like his name suggests, he's a real swami with insights in the Vedic sciences with a modern context perspective is priceless. Article by Surfing Swami on 25 March 2014
The Indian Himalayas are home to some of the roughest conditions in the world, but also some of the most beautiful. Nestled in the high altitudes are numerous rivers and lakes, some visited by tourists, others too difficult to reach. After months of intense planning of the stops, which rivers and lakes to paddle, and who to meet, Kiran Kumar and April Zilg set out to explore stand up paddle locations from the base of the Himalayas outside of Chandigarh all the way up to Pangong Lake outside of Leh.
Not many surfers have a break named after them. Especially not when they're 20.
Few people at 20 can boast of having surfed around India. That too for around 8 years. Meet Srikrishna a.k.a Satya, who was introduced to surfing by the Surfing Swami.
Article by Abhishek Khan on 24 September 2013 in Redbull
Just imagine - you are lying on your bed with your head on your pillow dreaming of glassy waves, well formed barrels, long lines, slightly off shore winds with nobody out but you and your friends. Then you wake up and find out - Hey! You're not dreaming - you're in South India and the surf is great!
By Surfing Swami on 7 March 2014 in Redbull
The journey of a web designer, from the web to riding the waves along the coastlines of India.
25 year old Kiran Kumar, is the captain of the Indian surf team. Kiran was merely 12 years old when he joined the Surfing ashram in Mulki, Karnataka.
By Kalisayak Mukherjee on 3 September 2013 in Redbull
Surfing Swami uncovers one of Indian surfing’s poster children.
Big stories often have small and humble beginnings. The story of Murthy Megavan, a fisherman turned surfer is indeed one such story.
By Surfing Swami on 20 February 2014 in Redbull
Tete-a-tete with Mumbai Indian’s fielding coach and India’s surf ambassador.
By Surfing Swami on 6 February 2014 in Redbull India.
Ram Mohan Paranjape is a surfer and surf photographer. A closer look at his off-beat journey.
By Kali Sayak Mukherjee on 22 August 2013 in Redbull
One of the pioneers of the Indian surf scene talks to us about his time here.
By Abhishek Khan on 17 September 2013 in Redbull