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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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The following is from a recently discovered (not that I'm the first to surf it) break that was right there under our noses the whole time.  Hence the name.  It's also the local facial hair of choice.  This wave is another quality river mouth left similar to its recently popularized cousin a little to the south of here.  I had intended to check this place out since looking on googlemaps prior to even coming here.  I never got around to it.  From the plane window flying back to our city a few weeks back I noticed a little white triangle peeling again and again in the same place.  I went straight there that night and gave it a look.  It's fun even when small which is hard to come by here, and it works at least up to head high as you can see.  This day was 2ft. @ 18 sec.  The tide was better later, but the wind was better early.  I can't wait to see it all come together.  If the tide is outgoing, then the water will be coming out of the river and is not very desirable.   There’s my disclaimer.  I was careful not to swallow the whole 5 hours I surfed.  Access isn’t obvious either.  This day I was joined by Ed and company ( Varkala.  When 90% of your surfs are by yourself, a small crowd starts to sound real inviting.  It was fun to catch a few with friends.