Ashram Surf Retreat

Namaste !

Welcome to India's original Ashram Surf and Yoga Retreat.

We invite you all to come and stay with us and experience Indian culture, food, yoga, surfing, and all types of adventure sports.

Ashram Surf Retreat


Stay With Us at the Ashram Surf Retreat

Surf, Yoga, Meditation & Healthy Vegetarian Food - Mulki, Mangalore, South India.

During your stay with us you will surf local breaks like Baba’s Left and Swami’s. Rides to and from the surf in our Zodiac boats. No crowds, fun waves, friendly people and tasty wholesome vegetarian food. If the waves are down, we now have a jet ski for wakeboarding, stand up paddle boards ( SUP ) for the river or ocean, and sea kayaking to boot! We can even take you snorkeling to our local Islands.

Situated in the coastal village of Mulki, Southern Karnataka [30 kilometers north of Mangalore/Mungaluru] at the mouth of the Shambhavi River and the Arabian Sea, the Ashram Surf Retreat offers you a comfortable stay in one of our non-AC guest rooms with a clean [non-commercial] home-style atmosphere.

Daily Activities at the Ashram Surf Retreat include surfing, stand-up paddle (SUP), kayaking, bodyboarding,wakeboarding, swimming, volley ball, mantra meditation, yoga-asanas, surf film entertainment and environmental awareness documentary presentations. Or just kick back, detox, unwind, relax, read a book and enjoy the sea breeze. (For additional fees you may also enjoy Jetski Rides, Wakeboarding, Backwater Tours and Snorkelling in the Outer Islands 20KM into the Arabian Sea.)


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Standard Room

Standard Room

Semi Deluxe Room

Semi Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Surfboard Rentals

Surfboards are available for our guests to rent at Rs. 800- per day per board or bring your own. We have short boards, SUP's, fish boards, mini-mals and long boards available. We also have a wide variety of Surfboards for Sale [new and used]. NOTE: Surfboard Rental / Surfboard Hire is available ONLY for paying guests at the Ashram Surf Retreat.

Surf Lessons and Water Safety Training

Lessons are available for Rs. 2,200- per person/per day (including surf gear). 
Please notify us in advance if you require lessons.

ISA Certified Mantra Surf Club Surf Instructors:


Yoga Instructor

Yoga Classes

We offer classes in Yoga Asanas tailored for both beginners and intermediate level students.

See Yoga Class Prices by clicking here.

We invite advanced Yoga students to take full advantage of the Ashram atmosphere and practice their individual program while staying with us.

Important Details

We have 5 guest-rooms. A maximum of ten guests can be booked to stay at the Ashram Surf Retreat at any one time – thus never any crowds in the lineup.

Also included in the above room rates for our guests (on a daily basis) are two tasty and wholesome lacto-vegetarian (we use milk products) meals (breakfast & dinner), 3 liters of mineral water and snacks such as fruits and coconuts, tea, coffee etc. As our guest we also offer you the complimentary use of our river kayaks.

Rules of the Ashram

All guests of the Ashram Surf Retreat are requested to follow the rules of the Ashram during their visit —

  • No Alcoholic Beverages permitted
  • No Smoking allowed
  • No Non-vegetarian food permitted on the premises
  • Couples are requested to follow celibacy during their stay with us


You probably have this cultural awareness already because you are visiting India, but something we would like to mention for clarity is that due to the cultural sensitivity in the surrounding town/area (including the Ashram), we are required to wear swimming shorts and rash-guard/tee shirt, and to generally dress in a way that respects the local culture.

We also ask our guests to dress moderately here in general. Some tips: Men should avoid heavily sagging boardshorts. Women should avoid miniskirts and ultra tight or revealing clothes. We are not fanatical at all, just want to respect the culture, try not to stick out like sore thumbs and keep harmony here. 

If you are unfamiliar with the term and definition of 'Ashram', please visit our ABOUT US PAGE for further details.

Helpful information

  • Guests are recommended to bring their personal supply of surf wax (if bringing their own board), sunscreen and other skin care products that they may normally use. These items are otherwise very difficult/impossible to purchase in India.
  • There is a bank and ATM machine in town, about 5 minutes from the Ashram.
  • There are also Travel Agents located nearby the Ashram where you can make various travel arrangements via air, train, taxi and bus.
  • Useful Things You Can Donate: some surf wax, a leash you don't use, old rash guards that don't fit, or any other surf accessory. It will be greatly appreciated by our team towards helping the young people of our community to learn the art of surf.
  • Thank you and we hope to be seeing you soon at the Ashram Surf Retreat.