The local crew is a semi-organized surf club with private parking and a surf shack to store everything. They are 2 Americans, 2 guys from Europe, and at least 7 Indians of all ages. They have had little or no surfers to emulate much less anyone to instruct them on anything to do with technique. They are self-taught having only the occasional Hawaii footage on TV and a book on learning to surf. I coached them a bit on turning. I told them to lead with the shoulders, and then the legs and board would follow. Many of them took my advice a bit too strongly. I had the line-up looking like a bunch of those Chinese hand drums that have balls attached to the end of 2 ropes. In the end, they corrected their over-correction, and I could actually see improvement over the few days there. They are a stoked bunch. If you're ever passing through, they would appreciate any equipment you can leave. No board should be considered too old for their quiver.
I also did my first India spearfishing in Vizag. There's been too much swell in Kerala since I came here to access spearfishing from the beach.
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