Covelong Point Surf Competition
Annual festival will also feature yoga and music
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 22 August, 2017 - Hosted by the Covelong Point Social Surf School and TT Group in association with the Surfing Federation of India, the Covelong Point Surf Competition is an international level surf competition that takes place annually in Kovalam. The event is certified by the Surfing Federation of India, who are managing the surf competition.
“We have come a long way since 2013 - surfing has grown exponentially all these years putting Covelong Village right on the map as a premier surfing destination, and has also produced best surfers in the country from time to time” - Rammohan Paranjape (SFI).
Attracting surfers from around India and across the globe, the competition is an exhilarating display of raw surf talent, showcasing some of the best surfers in the country competing for various cash prizes. Celebrity cricketer/surfer Jonty Rhodes will be this year’s surf ambassador, and judges this year will include Samai Reboul, Shamanth Kumar, Sandeep Samuel, Rammohan Paranjape and an international judge.
Some of the key surfers participating in this year’s competition include Sekar Patchai - the favorite in Seniors (Surfing) and SUP Men's, Ramesh Roy from Kovalam, Kerala - in terrific form after winning the previous event Indian Open of Surfing beating top seeds like Surya P and Ragul Govind in juniors; Ajeesh Ali, the local boy might be the favorite to win Groms Under 16, and a tight contest between Suhasini Damien and Sinchana Gowda in the Women's surfing category. Participants can register online – or on the festival dates for Rs. 999.