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Kerala and Tamil Nadu Surfing

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From Gujarat down to Kerala State, Western India presents one of the most significant, unexplored coastlines touched by the Indian Ocean. Swells are surprisingly consistent, although wave quality suffers because there's so much shallow nearshore water, endless sands and frequent onshores during the SW monsoon, which coincides with the swell season. There is undoubtedly potential for decent size beachbreaks and some smaller, playful pointbreaks, which are always bigger than the east coast, but never as clean. That's why the combination of Kerala, the southernmost tip of India and Tamil Nadu on the southeast-facing coast, provide the flexibility to score good waves year-round, with no crowds at all. Trivandrum is the most convenient town to the southern tip, but good waves can be found all the way up towards Goa through Northern Kerala at places like Mahé, which has been surfed since the ?70s, or spots like Madayi Point and Talakkolattur rivermouth. Further north is Bekal Fort with reliable rights, before arriving in Karnataka state, where there are more quality beaches ridden by a small community of surfers located north of Mangalore.
+ Consistent swells
+ Countless virgin spots
+ Warm, tropical water
+ Laid back and cheap
+ Fascinating culture
- Onshore, mushy conditions
- Small or closed-out beachbreaks
- Filthy, shitty water & beaches
- Long distances between spots
- Monsoon rains & appalling poverty
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kovalam Star 1.5ft 11secs 284° 4mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Mahabalipuram Shore Temple Grey Star 5.5ft 7secs 32° 11mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Manapad Point ( Kulasekharapatanam) 1.5ft 15secs 187° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pondicherry Grey Star 4ft 7secs 39° 17mph Drizzle No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Lighthouse Beach - Kerala Star 1.5ft 11secs 284° 4mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Hawa's Beach Star 1.5ft 11secs 284° 4mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tiruchindur Star Star 1.5ft 15secs 187° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Boulders and Sand 6
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S - SW North Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Varkala Star 2ft 12secs 289° 8mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kovalam / Covelong Grey Star 5.5ft 7secs 40° 20mph Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Auroville 4ft 7secs 39° 17mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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E - S Westerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Big Rock - Fisherman's Cove Grey Star 5.5ft 7secs 40° 20mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Rock Ledge and Sand 8
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E - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Mahabalipuram Shore Temple 5.5ft 7secs 32° 11mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Sand 6
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E - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cheray Beach Star 2ft 11secs 269° 8mph Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Thotapalli Star 2ft 12secs 284° 5mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Rameswaram Star Star 1.5ft 16secs 203° 4mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Poovar Star 1.5ft 11secs 284° 4mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Vattikottai Star Star 1.5ft 15secs 190° 4mph Drizzle No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Sand 8
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides