Ismail Miglal: enjoying the perfect waves of the Bay of Bengal | Photo: Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival

Ismail Miglal has conquered the Open Men's division of the Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival 2014, held in Covelong, India.

Up to 120 surfers participated in yet another surfing contest promoted in Indian waters. The three-day event attracted over 8000 people.

The organizers confirmed that the Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival saw a drastic rise in skill levels of the nation's most talented surfers, but it also displayed a fully-committed performance by several international wave riders.

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Surfing the Baan: an Indian tidal bore river wave

A group of European surfers has discovered a powerful tidal bore river wave in the heart of India. They've named it "The Baan."

Welcome to the Hooghly River, a 260-kilometer (160 miles) water current flowing through West Bengal. Can you imagine catching waves a mere 20 kilometers away from Bangladesh, in a major tributary of the Ganges?

The growing Indian surfing community has a new gem in the country's surf spot map: a tidal bore river wave that happens to build up twice a day, in changing tides.

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Surfing animals: dogs, alpacas, goats, cats, rabbits, squirrels, seals, mice, sheep, pigs, swans, and even elephants share the stoke

Humans who love surfing tend to think animals like to ride waves. Sometimes that is true and sometimes it is not. The truth is that the number of animals that hit the peak could easily easily justify the opening of a surf zoo.

Surfing animals are getting famous. Their names and stunts are spreading all over the internet making their owners proud and happy. Some of these creatures of Nature learn rapidly and prove they can do better than humans by, for example, hanging 20.

Training dogs, alpacas, goats, cats, rabbits, squirrels, seals, mice, sheep, pigs, swans, and even elephants requires time, dedication and patience.

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