Sun, Sea and Surfboard
It’s a culmination of life of surfing when you turn and paddle in at Mavericks
Surfing is an art of getting wet in the ocean. A sport with waves like a mountain chasing you where one use it to get away. One of the most popular sports around the coast lines world over.
The history of surfing dates back to 18th century
For centuries surfing was a central part of ancient Polynesian culture. Surfing might have been first observed by Europeans at Tahiti in 1767 by Samuel Wallis and the crew members of the Dolphin who were the first Europeans to visit the island in June 1767. Another candidate is the botanist Joseph Banks being part of the first voyage of James Cook on the HMS Endeavour, who arrived on 10 April 1769 on Tahiti. Lieutenant James King was the first one who wrote about the art of surfing on Hawaii when completing the journals of Captain James Cook upon Cook’s death in 1779.
Surfing in India is now getting traction on the eastern coast of India. Beaches in Orissa are known to be best surf destination in India. It’s also being extensively promoted by Orissa tourism by organizing India Surf festival in association with surfing yogis. This year it will be the third edition held between feb 14th till 16th at Ramachandi Beach Orissa.
India Surf Festival (ISF) is a one-of-a-kind venturesome festival in India that brings to our shores the sought-after beach culture of the West. ISF has much more to offer than just surfing! In addition to the absolutely thrilling water sports activities, they will
be conducting an exclusive introductory workshop sessions and will also provide a first-hand experience of ‘Walk on Water’
to you – a workshop that will educate participants about everything they possibly need to know regarding water sports
tourism. After organizing the last two successful season, this year ISF is going to make it more grand and unique with following major events
- India SUP Cup
- Surf expressions
- Wow Workshop
- Hungry Lens
- Yoga on Water
Ramachandi Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in India and Orissa. This is a place that is characterised by the silvery sands and the serene atmosphere.Located just 7 Km from Konark, Orissa, it is named after the presiding deity of Konark, Goddess Ramchandi. Scenically located on the confluence of the Kusabhadra River and the Bay of Bengal this is a place that will set the perfect stage to unwind and be yourself. What makes this location unique is the pristine beach and sand where one can witness the most incredible sunrise and sunsets. Unlike most beaches in Orissa, the Ramchandi beach is one of the most scenic, very isolated, unspoilt, and the water is not turbulent like the other spots. The beach has a gradual slope due to which the high waves are not formed, and makes this beach ideal to simply laze, swim, and boating.
The festival venue is located at Lotus Eco Resort, which is at the river mouth adjacent to Ramchandi Beach. It is located
at Puri-Konark Marine Drive. Regular buses from Puri to Konark are available that you can use to get to the festival,
just tell them you want to stop at Lotus! Taxis and auto rickshaws are also an option.
Nearest railway station: Puri – 15 kms.
Nearest Airport: Bhubaneswar – 70 kms.
Nearest International Airport: Kolkata – 375 kms.
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