Surfing of late has become quite popular in India. There are many hidden and known beaches in India that are an absolute delight for surfers, with high waves and beautiful surroundings. Listed here are the top 10 hot spots for surfing in India.
1. Little Andaman
Little Andaman is the best place to surf in India. Surf Camps near Butler Bay Beach are a wonderful way to spend some time learning or perfecting the art of surfing. There are many resorts here that keep quality surf boards for hire.
Surfing Season: October to April
If you are a seasoned surfer, head to Lakshadweep for a remarkable surfing experience. The clear water with world class waves throughout the day have made it extremely popular as a prime surfing destination in India.
Surfing Season: April to September.
3. Varkala, Kerala
Varkala, an immensely picturesque beach of Kerala is one of the best spots for beginners to learn surfing. Due to a sandy sea bed, the risk of injuries get minimized to a great extent. The waves of Varkala are also not too high and thus perfect for the learners.
Surfing Season: November to April
Auroville is one of the most recommended spots for surfing in India. With mild waves all around the year and bigger waves during the monsoons this is an ideal surfing destination.
Surfing Season: All Year Round
5. Kovalam, Kerala
Kovalam Beach is the ultimate surf spot in India with the perfect high waves. To enjoy surfing here its best if you get your own surf board. It is a great place to have a relaxing vacation and enjoy a great surf.
Best Surfing Season: October – February
6. Maravanthe- Ten Thousand Peaks
The six kilometers long coast of Maravanthe offers the surfers with all kinds of waves and gives you the most unique and unforgettable experience of surfing.
Best Surfing Season: All year
Coconut trees , Sahyadri Mountain Ranges and light waves makes Gokarna beach one of the best surfing places for beginners. Its a secluded beach with miles and miles of pristine sea and empty sea- a haven for surfers.
Best Surfing Season: October – March
8. Ramchandi Beach, Odisha
Ramchandi Beach is the venue for India Surf Festival, so you can assume the awesomeness of the sea waves there. Sea riders are sure to have a gala time at this beach of Odisha.
9. Manapad Point – Alwars
Do you fancy a really long ride on the surf board? If yes, head to Manapad Point at Alwars. The point is a pristine location that has been created by the flow of lava into the water. It is even possible to have a 400 meter ride over here when the waves are in their best form. Are you tempted already?
Kanyakumari is at the southernmost tip of India and because of that, the winds here are absolutely remarkable. Surfing becomes even more exciting as the exhilarating waves of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean await you here.
So what are you waiting for? Zip up your wet suits, pack your surf board and get ready to hit the waves.