Surfing in India: now possible after a new artificial reef

Working in conjunction with the Indian government, ASR Ltd completed construction of India's first Multi-Purpose Reef in February, 2010. The primary purpose of the reef is to mitigate coastal erosion from monsoon waves in the small town of Kovalam. The reef also creates an excellent habitat for marine species. Finally, the reef has helped create a great surf spot.

Watch the new surf reef in India, here.

Not long ago, Yvon Choiunard, founder of Patagonia Inc., had the opportunity to see footage of ASR’s new Multi-Purpose Reef in Kovalam, India. What he saw excited an age-old desire to protect coastlines and create waves, resulting in a new alliance. Patagonia’s endorsement of ASR Multi-Purpose Reef has led to an article on Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line Blog.


Craig Naylor: grandmaster in his business

The inaugural Tradies Ocean and Earth Surfmasters saw the grandmasters of surf mixing it up at North Cronulla today.

Seeing the usual crew of weather beaten, salt encrusted, sand blasted, elder statesmen and women competing for ten prestigious titles, the event saw yesterday’s champions taking on solid conditions.

Recognising their love and passion for surfing in a format usually celebrated by the younger generation, the event witnessed over 45, 50, 55 and 60 years Men and Women’s divisions.


Davey Cathels: from behind to glory path

Davey Cathels (AUS/Sydney/North Narrabeen) staged a gutsy come-from-behind performance to win the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Pro Junior at the famous Raglan Point in New Zealand.

Cathels defeated Ryan Callinan (Newcastle/NSW) on a score-line of 13.50 to 13.40 tallied on each surfers top two scoring rides.

Early in the final 17 year-old Callinan held a big advantage after executing an outstanding high degree of difficulty air reverse manoeuvre scoring an excellent 8 .25 and establishing a solid lead.