HIGH-5 SURF'S UP

Lonely Planet Magazine India|February 2020

HIGH-5 SURF'S UP
The waves are wild – in a good way – across India. Here are five places to hang 10
JYOTHY KARAT

1 Kovalam, TAMIL NADU

Don’t confuse this place with the Kovalam of Kerala; although they share the same name, the two beaches couldn’t be more different. This Kovalam, also called Covelong, is a small fishing village a short drive from Chennai – which makes it an easy weekend getaway. Many of the guests come here from nearby resorts, but you can come just to surf too. Ocean Delight is a surf school run by two of India’s best surf athletes – Appu and Vicky. They’ve made it their mission to give back to the local fishing community by training the local kids in surfing and by making the community aware of sustainability

CLOSEST CITY: Chennai (37km)

OCEAN DELIGHT SURF SCHOOL: 00-91-90031-45063; www.oceandelight.org; 1/191, Carmel Nagar, Kovalam, Tamil Nadu; 8am – 6pm; two-hour beginner surf session from `1,500, three-hour surf session from Ì€ 2,500, three-day course from Ì€ 4,500

2 Ashwem Beach, NORTH GOA

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