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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 Grey Star 5ft 6secs 293° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Mahabalipuram Shore Temple Star 2ft 9secs 147° 1mph Heavy Thunderstorms 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 16secs 181° 14mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Boulders and Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Pondicherry Grey Star 1.5ft 9secs 141° 7mph Light Showers No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Hawa's Beach Grey Star 5ft 6secs 293° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Lighthouse Beach - Kerala Grey Star 5ft 6secs 293° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tiruchindur Star Grey Star 1.5ft 16secs 181° 14mph Clear 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 Grey Star Grey Star 1ft 16secs 194° 21mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Kovalam / Covelong Star 2ft 9secs 147° 2mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Auroville Grey Star 1.5ft 9secs 141° 7mph Light Showers 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 Star 2ft 9secs 147° 2mph Heavy Thunderstorms 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 Star 2ft 9secs 147° 1mph Heavy Thunderstorms No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Sand 6
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E - S Westerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cheray Beach Grey Star 3ft 5secs 293° 17mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Thotapalli 4ft 5secs 290° 8mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Rameswaram Grey Star Grey Star 1.5ft 17secs 198° 21mph Clear No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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S - W North Easterly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Poovar Grey Star 5ft 6secs 293° 15mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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S - NW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Vattikottai Star Grey Star 1.5ft 16secs 183° 23mph Clear No Reports Available. Right Submerged Reef Sand 8
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides