India Surf Festival into its 4th year at Odisha beaches is more than just surfing.
Organized by the Surfing Yogis (a group of like-minded people who combine surfing, yoga, and nature), it’s an eco-friendly celebration of oneness that provides a creative platform for freedom of expression encompassing adventure, music, dance, art, and photography. There’s also early morning beach yoga. If you’re good at something, you’re invited to come and portray your talent!
The main events at the festival are the Surf Expressions Championship, where surfers show off their freestyle moves, and India SUP Cup. Notably, the SUP Cup is India’s biggest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) competition. Racers from 15 countries will test their skills along a challenging river course. Another highlight is the Kitesurfing Trophy. Expect to see spectacular, high speed aerial acrobatics!
Walk on Water workshops will be held for those who would like to have a go on a SUP board. It’s a great family fun activity, as people of all ages can participate and no experience is necessary. Experienced SUP surfers can also try their skill at the Yoga on Water workshops. In addition, there will be longboarding (an advanced form of skateboarding) demonstrations and workshops.
The workshops are free and included in the ticket price.
February 6-8, 2015. The festival is held on full moon days to add to the magic!
At the Lotus Eco Village Resort, Ramchandi beach, near Puri in Odisha. Ramchandi beach is a pristine and serene stretch of beach that’s named after the presiding deity, Goddess Ramchandi.