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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 17, 2012

I'll put you on the waves and Hareesh will put you on the elephants...literally.

April Approaches

All in all, April is the best time to catch waves in India.  This swell that graced us in mid-March was a sweet hint at what is to come.  "Thank you" to Chris Proud for providing the photos and video on this and the 2 previous posts. 

Jay Bay

Jay Bay.  That's what they're calling it, and momentum on the name has taken its course.  I didn't discover it, first surf it as far as I know, or try to name it.  I did endorse it to fellow guides ( as a fun spot that deserved an occasional check and noted that it is good for beginner and experienced surfers.  It's a little bay area between 2 jetties that was formerly a river mouth.  Recent construction has changed that.  Perhaps it's the case that water flow is sustained through pipes where they are blocking off the backwater and that the little cove won't fill in.  We'll see.  This was a fun little day that made the most of minimal swell.

Death of a Firewire

My Firewire broke towards the end of this 5 hour session.  Some of the waves in the video show the shallow end to this spot. Even if it looks float-able, I don't recommend it.  The wind stays light past noon about 10 days a year here.  The chance of that mid-day cleanliness being coupled with swell is pretty low.  Broken boards or not, it was a pretty special day.