The Indian Open of Surfing kicks off for the second time ever on Friday, May 26th at Sasihithlu Beach in Mangaluru. This three-day national surfing and SUP championship is hosted by Mantra Surf Club and recognized by the Surfing Federation of India in association with Kanara Surfing and Water Promotion Council.
The location is fitting. Like Hawaii is to the United States, Mulki, Mangaluru is considered an epicenter of surfing in India. It houses some of the most influential surfing organizations in India including India’s first surf club/school, Mantra Surf Club and the Surfing Federation of India.