If you have ever read about surf in India on any other site than this one you have surely read that “There is no surf in India!” That is because most people who have come to India on vacation and looking for surf at the same time go to Goa during the December, January and February season.
Exactly — there is no surf in India at that time, especially in Goa. But go to Goa at the end of May or the beginning of June and its all together a different story. Surf at that time gets between 5 feet and 10 feet plus! So check out Goa during the right season and you will certainly get some waves.
Mahe is a place in Kerala that we used to surf in the 70s and 80s but we have not been there in sometime. From Madayi Point, north of Mahe, to Talakkolattur river mouth, south of Mahe [ a distance of 60 kilometers], there are numerable good breaks.
Finding them on a road map is very difficult. You will just have to rely on your sixth sense to get you there. But when you find the waves you will be stoked.
Auroville, otherwise known as Pondicherry, is a very unique place, a mix of Indian and French. The spot is your typical beach break with a river mouth that sometimes works just south of the town. The swell is usually blocked by Sri Lanka but the place occasionally does get a few good waves.
There are a few local surfers in Pondicherry and a few European surfers who also live there permanently. If you go to Auroville the locals will point you in the right direction for some waves.
4) Vizag (Visakapatanam)
If you are traveling or staying on the east coast of India then you should definitely check out Vizag — a place with big beaches, good hotels, a commercial harbor and some really nice point breaks with good surf— about five in number. Vizag (Visakapatanam) – If you are traveling or staying on the east coast of India then you should definitely check out Vizag — a place with big beaches, good hotels, a commercial harbor and some really nice point breaks with good surf— about five in number.