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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.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Plan B is often required in India.

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This river mouth gets fully closed off at times and opens up at others making this otherwise good break a bit fickle.  If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.  Note how on my first trip down the "rapids," my board is not in the video.  On the next trip, it's on the edge, and on the last trip, you don't see it again.  The outlet was widening at about 3ft./min.  On my last run, everything got sent out to sea.  I was stuck on the south side of the rip with no way to swim across.  My Firewire was heading out to sea on the north half of the rip.  Knowing its value, my wife went after it.  I eventually got in and went back out to help retrieve the board and the 2 floats.  This was quite the source of stress for our 7-year-old and our driver who lives in a land where no women swim.  We both got plenty of exercise.  This next pic is me coming back with everything in tow.  Finally, you have to endure a bunch of Indians telling you, "very dangerous."

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