Covelong Point Classic

Covelong Point Classic - 2013

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.

Venue

Kovalam aka (Covelong Point), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Schedule

Friday, 27 September 2013 to Sunday, 29 September 2013

 

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

 

OPEN Category

1st - Samai Reboul (France) 

2nd - Manikandan (India) 

3rd - Dave Heard (Australia)

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