Surfing in India is a pretty big sport, given the fact that India has the biggest waves. The largest waves can be caught between May and September. Some well-known spots for surfing are Kovalam (Kerala), the Andaman’s and more.
Fun fact: most of the surfers in India make their own surfboards and India has over eleven surf schools throughout India.
On that note, here are a few surfing spots in India when you can catch the waves.
Covelong, Tamil Nadu
This place might have a gruesome history, but Covelong Beach is one of the few places in the East Coast known for windsurfing. Other attractions are the Taj Fisherman’s Cove, an ancient Catholic church and a few temples.
Kovalam is a small coastal town in the southern Indian state of Kerala, south of Thiruvananthapuram. If you love surfing then you will have plenty of beaches to choose from like the Hawa and Samudra Beach. The waves are moderate, with breath-taking views of the ocean.
If you are looking for scenic and beaches with a bit of folklore then you should visit Varkala—a town in Kerala. It’s on the Arabian Sea and known for the Varkala Beach. This beach is surrounded by palm-covered red cliffs. Just south is Papanasam Beach. This water body is believed to have holy waters. These places are both great surfing spots.
This rustic town is not just a spot for backpackers and pilgrims, but surfers too. If you are a beginner then hit the beaches here between October and May. If you are a pro and a wave junkie, visit the main Gokarna Beach located near Mahabaleshwar Temple.
Little Andaman, the Andaman Islands
Little Andaman Island is the fourth largest of the Andaman Islands of India. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This beach is not overly populated and it’s a great place if you want some quiet and peace. The waves are not that heavy and can be a perfect surfing spot for beginners.
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
The second largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Vizag is popular for its larger than life beaches and quirky surfing spots. This port city has about 20 point breaks, with the most popular being Ramakrishna Beach and Rushikonda Beach. The waves here are perfect for beginners.
If you are looking for a place to learn surfing you can visit the Lonely Surfers Surf School.
Goa is synonymous for sun and surf. You can visit the famous Baga Beach not just for surfing but other fun water activities like jet skiing, parasailing, and more. Calangute Beach is another talked about surf spot. Mandrem Beach is another.
While you are at it here are some of our sunglasses you can wear at the beach.
Have you surfed in any of these sports? Let us know in the comments below.
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