Covelong Point Classic Surf and Music Festival
ASC & Surfing Federation of India
Covelong, Chennai Tamil Nadu India
18 - 20 September 2015
India hosts the Asian Surfing Championship event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 14 September, 2015 - Chennai - TT Group and EarthSync in association with the Asian Surfing Championship and the Surfing Federation of India present the third annual Covelong Point Classic Surf and Music Festival this September 18th - 20h , 2015 in Covelong village near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
The festival will be the first ever Asian Surfing Championship to take place in India, with cricketing legend Jonty Rhodes attending the festival as the official surf ambassador. It features a national and international level surf competition, a yoga and meditation festival, a diverse music line-up with three stages, evening film screenings, and a vast variety of beach side activities.
Surfing Covelong Point
What started as a dream has now become a three day international event – fisherman turned surfer Murthy Megavan always dreamed of starting his own surf school, and today that dream stands tall as a beautiful reality as the Covelong Point Social Surf School in Covelong – India’s first surfing village. The primary aim of the school and of the Covelong Point Classic Surf and Music Festival is to use surfing as a catalyst for positive change and rehabilitation in the tsunami afflicted South Indian village, simultaneously encouraging economic growth by providing tourism and business opportunities for local vendors. In 2013, the TT Group and EarthSync tied up with the Surfing Federation of India - the national governing body for surfing in India - and together, they created the festival.
This year the festival expands to host a national surf competition on September 17th – 18th, and the first ever Asian Surfing Championship from September 19th – 20th, with participants from around India and the globe competing in an exhilarating display of raw surfing talent. Jonty Rhodes will also attend the festival, and an exclusive Meet and Greet with the Press will be organized on Sunday, September 20th.
Global Music Line-Up
The music festival this year expands to include three stages – the Beach Stage, The Yoga Stage, and the IndiEarth Open Stage, each with its own exclusively designed festival atmosphere. Musicians from around India and the world hailing from a variety of genres will be performing with a focus on world, roots and alternative music – including acts like T.M. Krishna presented by the TT Vasu Foundation, Skrat, Mahesh Vinayakram, Dualist Inquiry, Swarathma, Mounawar, Oikyotaan, The Nagore Boys and more.
The Yoga Stage is a concept unique to the festival, bringing different spiritual music traditions, ambient meditation music, and acoustic artists together with yoga and meditation workshops. The IndiEarth Open Stage was designed to offer an all-inclusive space for musicians looking to perform at the festival, providing an open platform for new sounds and fresh artists as well as established names.
As a lifestyle festival with a holistic approach, this year’s edition will also include a Yoga Shala – an ethereal space dedicated to a diverse variety of yoga and meditation workshops introducing festival goers to different branches of yoga, meditation techniques, massage sessions, healing music therapies and more. The Yoga Shala will also feature the Yoga Stage – featuring artists performing spiritually uplifting music designed to bring the mind, body and soul together in divine union and harmony.
The festival this year has partnered with Kalyan Jewellers, LMW, DJ Design, TTDC, Videum, SDAT, AVS and The Outdoor Journal. Other partners also include Enfield, Parry's, Gatsby, Wild Water, ITUS, Coastal Security Group, Sea La Vie, Nippo, and RipCurl.