India Surf Festival
Ramachandi Beach, India
7 - 9 February 2012
Surfers from across the globe descend on Ramachandi Beach, India
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 February, 2012 : - - Breaking the silence of the sea early in the morning on Tuesday, surfers from across India and abroad played with the waves taking their Stand Up Paddles (SUP) into the sea at the Ramachandi beach near Konark. Many surfers were already on the sea much before the sunrise to explore the water sport potential of the vast shoreline of Odisha. People, who were eagerly waiting to watch the sunrise at Konark, were in for a pleasant surprise and were amazed to witness so many surfers on the beach.
"I was waiting to see the sun rise. But what excited me more was when I saw a man riding the waves with a small boat-like thing. It was really amazing," said Bhagaban Sahoo, a tourist on the beach.
This is how the first day of the India Surf Festival, the first-ever surfing event in India, started off on Tuesday morning. Apart from the surfers, surfing instructors, surf board manufacturers, surf news agency, International Organisation of Stand Up Paddle(IOSUP), Spain, are also joining in the event. Moreover, Mumbai-based musical bands like Tribal Flora and The Mavyns joined in the fun. If the enthusiasm of the participants is anything to go by, this festival could witness a roaring success.
"I am New Surf Project (NSP) USA's brand rider and I have been surfing my whole life. I am in India to promote the sport (surfing) since it is in the nascent stage in this country. Since Odisha has a long coast line, the opportunities here are huge. My role in this festival is to help everybody who is interested in surfing.
I believe once you try surfing, you are bound to have all the fun," said Jesse Brown, a brand rider of NSP from Hawai, adding, "Surfing is really wonderful and there is huge potential for surfing in this country. Everyone should try it. To be a surfer, you have to be in love with the water and be comfortable with it. It will be convenient if you practice first on a boat." Read more
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