7,000 km of coast line should sum up the 'Indian surf scene' for you, offering swells throughout the year shuffling between the east and west coast. The pre-monsoon & monsoon season, May through September are the season for big waves. At this time the surf ranges upward of 8 feet, the average year round wave is within range of 3-5 feet. India offers exposure to the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. Some well-known spots for surfing are; Orissa (Puri), Tamil Nadu (Mahabalipuram, Kovalam, Auroville), Kerala (Manapad, Thiruvananthapuram, Varkala), Karnataka (Mangalore, Udupi), Goa (Ashwem, Morjim, Agonda), Gujarat (Dwarka), Little Andaman’s and Lakshadweep.
The Indian surfing scene has a legit surfing festival season; these festivals offer a great community vibe and celebration of sand, sea & melody. A festival is the perfect place to get introduced to the surfing lifestyle and witness an emerging sport history of India first hand. Here’s a list of the top surf festivals in the country that you should definitely participate in if you’re passing by or can off route during a travel course;