(Last Updated On: January 15, 2013)

Guys and gals, hurry up, pack your bags and head off to Orissa for the first three-day India Surf Festival – from February 7 to 9, 2012. Organised on the pristine beaches of Konark, this sure is an aqua sport festival to reckon with.

There’s something for everyone – surfing for surfers, training in surfing and paddling for novices; and, then for the non-surfing experience enthusiasts there’s film making, photography, sun bathing, organic food, solar clay therapy, live music, sand art and a diet of wholesome fun! After all, surfers from across the world are already on their way to destination Konark to perform fantabulous surfing art for you.

What’s on the platter

Climb a surfboard, balance, paddle and flat water surf on the crashing blue waters. First timers, here’s your opportunity to get introduced to the exciting world of water adventure sports. Instructors from Surfing Yogis, a surfing school in Konark, are out there to train you in tandem paddling. Hurry, there are limited training surfboards!

Ocean Monk, a film on a group of friends who discover the path to enlightenment by simply conquering the waves while surfing, will be screened at the India Surf Festival. After all, the physical waves are similar the waves of the mind, and surfboarding from the heart can lead you towards nirvana.

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The eclectic and passionate group comprising designers and musicians – Sachin Shetty, Archan Nair, Kaustubh Kamat and Harshvardhan Kadam – are all set to enchant and transport you to the world of pure art. Uniting the mind and soul of the festival is their perfect blending of paintings, sculptures, installations, poetry, videos and much more at the Nova Collective Art Space in the surfing camp.

For film buffs, prominent theatre personality Asif Basra will guide you through everything related to surf films through impromptu workshops. And every time you pass by, you can find different sand sculptures on surfing and the sea created by artists from Puri Sand Art Institute.

Earthy notes

There’s lots of music and dance that’s going to keep spirits high at the India Surf Festival. There are musicians from Argentina, Mumbai and Bhubaneshwar creating incessant music all three days, while Tribal Flora shall stick to earthy and watery tones to keep with the mood of the fest. The Mavyns from Mumbai are all set to dole out beats by the sea, and there are impulsive jamming sessions waiting to
happen.

And to keep you dancing to the tunes are folk dances performed by villagers from surrounding areas.

For complete details check out http://www.indiasurffestival.com/