Covelong Point: hundreds of opportunities for getting barreled | Photo: Red Bull

The second annual Covelong Point Surf Festival will navigate the Indian shores near Chennai, Tamil Nadu, between September 12th-14th.

The number of surfers in India, the most populous democracy in the world, is growing fast. The country's first surfing village, the district of Covelong (Chennai) is attracting more and more surf tourists.

That is why the Surfing Federation of India is expanding the Covelong Point Surf Festival with a national level surf competition, surf workshops, a music festival, yoga and meditation classes, various beach side activities and celebrity guest appearances.

The competition itself will gather 150 surfers from all around India, Maldives, and from all around the world exchanging waves in multiple categories: Groms (Under 16), Juniors (17-22), Seniors (23-28), Masters (Over 28), Women, (all ages), and the Open Category (Foreigners).

The surf documentary "Beyond The Surface" about Ishita Malaviya, India's first female surfer, will also be screened, and a series of surf workshops will be conducted.

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