Covelong Point Classic
Covelong Point Social Surfing School in association with Surfing Federation of India is conducting a national level surfing contest at the famous Covelong Point, Chennai.
The event will host surfers from all of India's coastline, competing against each other under different age categories. The aim of the event is to promote surfing as a premier water sport activity in Tamil Nadu.
The event will also provide workshops and introductory classes on surfing, giving an opportunity for any water sport enthusiasts to come and enjoy the spirit of surfing and it's lifestyle.
Apart from surfing, there will be plenty of other activities such as Live Music, Yoga, Food and Family entertainment.
Watch out for more updates following upto the event.
Final Wrap Up Of The Covelong Point Classic Surf Contest 2013:
Surfing Federation of India in association with Covelong Point surfing school held second edition of national surf contest at Covelong Point, Chennai.
More than 100 surfers from all across India descended upon this tiny fishing village of Kovalam (Covelong) near Chennai, which is the first surfing village in India, the village has produced over 40 surfers in a short period of time.
The swell forecast was true to it's prediction and surfers had an amazing swell to showcase their skills with plenty of barrels and glassy waves to shred. The level of competitiveness in surfing as grown leaps and bounds in couple of years and it was evident at the contest.
The event had plenty to offer other than just surfing with yoga, live music and food. The event saw a huge crowd of family, youth, children, media and host of important people attending 3 days of extravaganza.
The event had various categories for different age groups: Groms (Under 16), Juniors (17 - 22), Seniors (22-28) Masters (Above 28). There was also an open category for international surfers.
Surfing Federation of India roped in certified ISA judges from Bali, Indonesia. The Judges were very excited to see the surfing skills put on display by Indian surfers. The federation as been very successful in promoting surfing in India and is hoping to make surfing a very popular water sport activity. SFI is also planning to hold many educational programs for surfers, instructors and aspiring judges by next year.
GROMS (Under 16 Category)
1st - Dylan Imhoff
2nd - Sathish S
3rd - Appas
JUNIORS (Under 17-22 Category)
1st - Dharani
2nd - Nissam Sulaiman
3rd - Jaya Kumar
SENIORS (Under 23-28 Category )
1st - Manikandan
2nd - Mukesh
3rd - Vignesh
MASTERS (29 and above Category )
1st - Velu
2nd - Lingeswara Shanmugam
3rd - Shankar
1st - Samai Reboul (France)
2nd - Manikandan (India)
3rd - Dave Heard (Australia)