So, almost all of my photos come from paused video thanks to my friend and driver, Hareesh, who is happy to film while he waits. This sequence proves that pictures do lie. In reality, this was more of a closed eyes, 1/10 of a second head dip. However, with enough frames, you can make it look like I got legit little tube. The truth is backhand barrels are a weakness of mine (among many). Surfers better than myself (or the same level but goofyfooted) would have been tubed over and over this day. I'm hoping you're never too old to learn, because I'll be returning to this spot to try for some more.
Why India? Yes, a relative few people surf here, a lot of the coast has been explored, and it isn't totally new as a surf destination. However, few if any other places in the warm and safe category that also get surf are untapped like India. You can still surf where no one has before...or at least feel like you're the first. Vast stretches of the coast haven't been looked at by a surfer's eye. Even more have been explored by a few but not given the time it takes to get a place figured out. Good waves happen here, and getting alone for a surf is easy.