Surfing carnival kicks off in Odisha

Surfing carnival kicks off in Odisha

Jyoti Prakask Naik, TNN Jan 26, 2013, 01.55PM IST
(Sea, sand & surf: Part 2 )

As the annual surfing carnival kicks off, we catch the action

Watersports in Odisha have reached a new high. After making a huge splash last year, the India Surf Festival is back on Ramachandi beach. The sun, sea and sand blended into a heady cocktail, bikini babes from abroad turned heads and droolworthy dudes with Greek-god bodies made for a pleasant sight on the beach. Add to that, surfing boards and guitars — picture-perfect, isn’t it! BT was there from day one to make sure that readers don’t miss a single moment of action. Life’s indeed a beach, isn’t it?

The second round of the much awaited India Surf Festival 2013 kicked off yesterday at the Ramachandi beach near Konark. And this time around, it has been more than surfing.

While surfers from across the globe gathered to have fun on the sea, international bands, musicians and artistes also joined in to make the festival a rocking affair. “It’s not just about surfing but creating oneness too. People from across the world have come here. They are not just surfers but some of them are superb musicians, artists and filmmakers too. So, we are all looking forward to a better experience this time,” said Sanjay Samantray, organiser of the festival. Surfing Yogi Chris Miller from USA said, “Oh, it feels great to attend such a nice festival. I am here for more than a week and having a very gala time. The waves here are beautiful which are much needed for surfing.” International band Antariksh and Hargo performed on the inaugural day of the festival.