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India Surf Festival – February 7th – 9th

Beginning on February 7th and running through the 9th, the India Surf Festival is a meditative and exciting event in Orissa at the Rangers Adventure Foundation on Puri-Konark Marine Drive in Puri, India. Rooted in an unbridled enthusiasm for surfing and SUP paddling, the India Surf Festival is an attempt to take the beauty and inspiration of riding waves and translate it into a context of meditation, yoga techniques, and the magic and mysticism of the gorgeous beaches of India. Surfers and SUP paddlers from around the world will gather to embrace the sun’s healing rays and their own well being through a contemplative, unifying and satisfying experience that will connect participants with their own talents and surfing and sup surfing skills while also providing a uniquely spiritual and meditative connection with the earth and water around us. This time of year the water and weather are of a moderate to warm temperature.

Art, Music, Film, Dance. Here are some highlights from the festival …
The festival will screen, Ocean Monk, a film archiving the inner and outer search of a group of monks who make their home in New York City.

NOVA COLLECTIVE is an eclectic group of four comprising of Sachin Shetty, Archan Nair, Kaustubh Kamat and Harshvardhan Kadam – all distinctive and independent designers and musicians.

There is a wide range of hotels and guest houses in the towns of Konark and PuriI;for virtually any budget, and there is some (limited) facilities for surfers who wish to camp on Surfers Island. If you are planning on flying in internationally, your best bet is in Kolkatta, which is about three hundred seventy five kilometers away. The nearest national airport is in Bhubaneswar, seventy kilometers from the festival. The railway station may be the most convenient way for more local surfers, being only about fifteen kilometers away.

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