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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.

Monday, October 24, 2011

These guys are all over the jetty - inside the river mouth and outside in the ocean.  The ocean side is certainly cleaner.  Also, the other day a local was rolling 2.5 ft. diameter rocks off the jetty into the water while I was diving.  I hadn't caught any fish at that point, but I did catch some in there last April.  I got the message he was sending with the boulder.  I'll stick to the ocean side from here on.  The time before when I did catch some, two of the local fellas were trying to get me to pay for catching their fish.  The disgruntled ones are the minority and almost everyone enjoys watching from the rocks.  Still, today I parked on the other side of the river.  I don't want to wear out my welcome.  I've given away 1/3 or 1/2 of my catch each time.  I enjoy giving some away, but it also helps to keep folks happy.

The one pictured is average size.  They taste good; a light, sweet meat.  I've gotten two names for the thing one of which I've forgotten.  Even if I knew, English letters don't suffice for the pronunciation.  Malayalam has 4 "k"s plus a distinct double ("kk") for some of those, 12 or more letters/sounds between between "t" and "d", a few sounds for which there is no close match, and the list goes one. 

Yummy, yummy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A "Clean" Kovalam Morning

This time of year is your best chance for getting Kovalam more peaky and not closed out.  It's also the time of year where the right off the north rocks is most likely to work.  Here's a sampling on this and the next post of a couple random days. 


A "Dirty" Kovalam Evening

India's version of Bodie Island.