The first kitesurfing competition will hit India, between 23rd-25th May, at Mandwa. The Red Bull Quila Surf will showcase 70 Indian kitesurfers in the water. The costal district of Raigad is ready for action. The Red Bull Quila Surf is the first ever kitesurfing competition in the country and anxiety grows.
Often overlooked as a surfing destination, India is home to 7,000 kilometers of primarily untouched coastline and only a handful of surfers. A break away from the typical surf adventure, navigating your way through India with a surfboard and backpack makes for a truly memorable travel experience. A destination that challenges even the bravest surf travelers, take a look at our tips for an unforgettable Indian surfari.
Jack Hebner, can rightly be called the man behind the surfing movement in India. Surf and dive with his thoughts What brought you to India for surfing? originally, i came to india in the 1970s in search for spiritual knowledge. as i began travelling around i discovered that there are many great surf spots in india. on my next trip from the USa, i brought some surfing equipment and started surfing. for the first few years i was completely alone while surfing in india, now 35 years later there are hundreds of surfers and the growth potential seems unlimited.
Five thousand miles of coastline and not a surfboard in sight – but that's all changing thanks to the Surfing Swamis. Born under the technical and spiritual guidance of a former American surfer turned swami named Jack Hebner, the group last year set up theSurfing Federation of India (SFI) and has just organised the first Indian Surfing Festival in Orissa state on the other side of the peninsula.
Surfing India article in surfertoday.com. In India, riding waves is more than a sport. Surfing is a new form of spiritual meditation for the new generation of "swami surfers". India is slowly exploring the potential of its 7500 kilometres of coastline and surfing waves is the perfect joint-venture between the two worlds: physical exercise and religion.