Surfing is still a not so popular adventure activity in india despite of huge potential to promote it as a major adventure sport tourism. However, the things have changed considerably in past few years and various efforts have been made to popularize surfing as a major sport. In this line, India surf festival 2016 entering in its 5th year will be organized between November 12th to 14th at Ramchandi Beach in puri, Odisha.
India Surf Festival 2016 Overview
Started by like minded people who combined surfing, nature and yoga, the festival offers its participants a platform to showcase their talent in various other activities apart from surfing which include music, dance, beach adventure, photography and artistic creativity. The festival has come a long way since its beginning five years back in 2011 with as little as 100 participant to 5000 last year. It is expected, more than 8000 people across the globe will participate in the event this year.
Workshops for surfing enthusiastic
The festival organizes several workshops for water sports enthusiast who want to try their hands in different form of surfing related activities. Water walking is one of them where one has to go for stand up paddle boarding. Any one can participate in this workshop as no prior skill or experience required for this. For experienced surfers, Yoga on water workshops may look attractive as they can showcase their surfing and yoga skill simultaneously. The festival will also organize demonstration of different form of advanced surfing workshops like long boarding, skateboarding, and para motoring.
Competition at the event
The festival is organizing several competition for professionals where they can show their skill in different form of surfing.
Surf Expression Championship
Surfers can show their best freestyle moves in this competition to win the title.
India SUP Cup
Racers participating in this event from more than 10 countries will undergo a nail biting competition in a river course in order to win india’s most prestigious stand up paddle title.
Apart from this, Kite surfing trophy will be major attraction of the event from audience point of view. They will get an opportunity to glimpse best ariel aerobics by leading kite surfing professionals across the world.
Participant Fee and other costs
- Book for three day event pass inclusive of accommodation, breakfast, music performance and airport transfer at OYO Rooms
- Camping cost is 7500- PP with tent and 5000/- PP if you bring your tent.
- Hotel Staying cost is 10000/- PP at puri.
- Pass just for a day costs 2000- Per person.
- Workshops costs vary from 500/- to 2000/- PP.
Reaching at the Event
India surf festival will held at Ramchandi beach lies at a distance of 28 Kms from Puri. Famous Konark temple is located at a distance of 7 Kms from the beach which is also a major tourist attraction. The nearest railway station is Puri and the nearest airport is bhubaneshwar. The event venue is also well connected by roads and hence one can easily reach their by taxi or own transport.
Where to Stay
The venue has an advantage of various accommodation alternatives suiting ones budget. There are wide range of hotels, guest houses, resorts and youth hostels available in close vicinity. However, the cheapest option will be staying at camps which are spread in and around the event venue. The facilities provided at these camps may be not up to the mark but it can be adjustable for a couple of days. The other best option can be OYO Rooms, as they are India surf festival official accommodation partner.