Surfing Federation of India

Manapad Classic - 2015


The first edition of the National level Adventure Water Sports event titled, “Manapad Classic – Sail & Surf Festival”, was held between 9th to 11th January, 2015 at Manapad village, Tuticorin district in Tamilnadu. This was a unique event and a first of its kind in India wherein four major Adventure Water Sport events, namely Sailing, Kite Boarding, Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle were held simultaneously.

Athletes assemble for the opening ceremony of Managed Classic, 2015

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12 Best Surfing Photos of 2014


A compilation of what I think is some of the best surf photos I shot over the course of 2014. It was rather a dull year for surf photography since I didn't get to shoot much except on a few good occassions. Hopefully, 2015 should be a lot more promising with some surf travels to happen with newly acquired equipment.

Covelong Point Classic Surf Contest

The annual Covelong Point Classic Surf Contest is turning out to be a game changer for Indian surfing scene. Plenty of good waves, vibe and music for surfers, spectators and music enthusiasts. Munna, the local kid shooting for a barrel.

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Surfing Renaissance Sets East Coast on Fire

Perfect Barrel Riding Treats.

The battle of supremacy as begun with the growing surf scene in India. Surfers from west coast and east coast are toughening out and it seems east coast surfers are far more dominant and way ahead.

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Spice Coast Open - Wrap Up

Lighthouse Surf at Kovalam.

It was immense pleasure to witness, India’s first official national Surfing and Stand up Paddle (SUP) competition at the renowned beach town of Kovalam in Kerala on 3rd/ 4th/ 5th May 2013.

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India Surf Festival - 2012


Surfing Yogis headed by Sampu Samntaray had long weaved a dream of bringing all Indian surfers, local artists, musicians and introduce Stand up Paddle in the state of Orissa to promote eco-tourism and on February 7th-2012, India held it's first surf festival at Puri, Orissa.

The festival kicked off in a spectacular way at the venue known as Lotus resorts which is located at Puri-Konark marine drive. The venue was in an ideal location to hold an event such as this, because of it's own private beach, lagoon, a river mouth and a potential surf break.

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