India Surf Festival Odisha
Lap up the golden chance to be a part of an exhilarating, never like before India Surf Festival. This is a single platform where surfers, music buffs, water lovers, art aficionados, shutter bugs and people across the spectrum come together for a spectacular fiesta..
Surf (Stand Up Paddle)
Surfing Yogis started with surf boards. Many Indians believe that surfing is very dangerous and is about going into the ocean; conservative parents would not allow their kids to undertake it.
The whole idea of Stand Up Paddle was that the organisers wanted to popularise surfing in India and make it an everyday name. They came up with something like Walk on Water where people practically can visualise the whole idea of them standing on water. It is not about a board or a sport where you need to master some skills. The only thing you need is a board and all you have to do ride with it and get on top.
India Surf Festival 2015
From 7th to 9th February the picturesque stretch of Orissa’s Puri-Konark Marine Drive beach will attract more than 60 surfers from India, Singapore, Spain, Italy, Morocco and Brazil along with some 2,000 visitors who wish to enjoy the spectacle from the sands. The India Surf Festival will also feature art, music, films and some good photography. The waters off the coast of Orissa are perfect for Stand Up Paddle surfing which is done on flat water. The surf board has a paddle attached to it and this type of surfing is becoming quite popular the world over.
Entertainment at India Surf Festival
You can learn the basics of surfing and paddling from surfing experts from across the world. In addition to that you can watch some interesting and inspiring movies and art or you can enjoy the live musical performances as you relish some organic food or rejuvenate yourself with solar clay therapy and synchronise yourself with nature.
Registrations at ISF 2015
In order to enjoy the Surf Festival to its fullest it’s mandatory to register yourself. You can register online through the official website of the festival.
Festival Location (How to Reach)
The India Surf Festival will held at a striking expanse of Orissa’s Puri- Konark Marine Drive beach and the information and receiving centre for the India Surf Festival is located at CT Road in Puri. The Surfing Yogis meeting point is situated near the festival location.
Guests will be provided with the shuttle service from CT Road, Puri to the festival venue, in addition to that organisers will be providing vehicles on a hired basis. This apart, you can reach the festival venue by auto-rickshaws, local buses and taxi. If you are coming by train then the nearest railway station is Puri which is 15kms from the venue and if you are planning to fly then the nearest domestic airport is Bhubaneswar which is at a distance of 70kms and the nearest international airport is Kolkata at a distance of 375kms from the festival venue.