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Pro-amateur surf lessons in Kovalam

Pro-amateur surf lessons in Kovalam


(Weekend only options available) There are three types of surf breaks in Kovalam: sandy beach breaks, reef breaks due to rocks and river mouth breaks due to Muthukadu backwaters. One can truly begin here and improve their levels of surfing as per the surf breaks. Learn how to surf and understand the process of becoming a seasoned surfer. After this course you become eligible for a surf pass wherein you can rent a surf board and surf whenever wherever in any of our partnered surf Clubs. Surf lessons in Kovalam are given near Covelong Point, famous for its beach breaks.

  • Kovalam
  • Moderate
Day 1

Basic safety briefing, understand signalling and surfing etiquettes. Get to know your surf board. Practice getting up on land and then enter the ocean.

Day 2

Revise, learn to read waves. Revise, learn to read waves. Practice popping up on the surf board till you ride out the waves.

Day 3

Learn balancing and turning on boards and try catching unbroken waves. Practice because that will help you achieve your goal. Surf with your instructor.

Day 4

Changes if required in your technique will be suggested by instructor, then working out on the techniques. Learn wave dynamics.

Day 5

Practice because that will help you achieve your goal. Surf with your instructor. He might just teach you some tricks!

Day 6

Ocean and Surfboard Safety. Move onto catching reef breaks, a bit difficult but exciting.

Day 7

Advance Learnings on how to handle surfboards (turning, stalling, accelerating) while riding white water waves.

Day 8

Learn the tricks and know-hows of surfing competitions and events.

Surf Boards
First Aid
place to refresh after the sessions

Chennai has the nearest Airport and major railway station. From these areas you can get buses and local taxes to take you to Kovalam Covelong beach, on the way to Pattipulam.

Cotton/ Nylon T-shirt
board shorts/ costumes
Bottle of water
Sunscreen lotions


About the instructor

Showkad and his team are teaching surfing since 2007, running Chennai’s first school to be accredited by the Surfing Federation of India, following international standards of safety. They are a fun team of zoologist, geologist holding a Limca book of record for paddle boarding and have some kick-ass instructors for surfing.