These 4 Surf Schools In Karnataka Will Teach You How To Catch A Wave

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There is something incredible about the first time you manage to get on your feet and ride a moving surfboard on the ocean water -- even if that "wave" is more like a ripple, less than two feet high. You'll probably be awkward and unsteady but in that moment you will realise what makes the sport so fun and captivating for people around the world! If this is already giving you the feels and you want to try it out, check out this list of surf clubs along the coast of Karnataka that will teach you to be the ultimate surf pro!

Mantra Surf Club

Considered to be India's first ever surf club, Mantra in Mulki will teach you everything from surfing and kayaking to wakeboarding, stand up paddleboarding, cycling and even yoga! If you want to spend a good weekend learning surfing here, they offer accommodation too, at the Ashram Surf Retreat.

Where: Mulki

Best Time To Visit: September to June

The Shaka Surf Club

'Shaka' means to hang loose in the local language, and that's exactly what the club's instructors want you to do. A short drive away from Udupi, The Shaka Surf Club is the place to go to when you want to enjoy riding the waves, basking in the sun and then eat yummy home-cooked seafood meals. Well guess what, they also have a skatepark opened where you can learn how to skate as well as harness your skills on wheels. 

Where: Udupi

Best Time To Visit: October to April

Stoked: Mangalore Surf Club

Whether you're just learning the ropes or you're aspiring to be a serious surfer, check out Stoked aka Mangalore Surf Club. Not only do they teach you how to surf, but you'll also be able to sign up for certification courses and first aid workshops (both for kids and adults).

Where: Mangaluru

Best Time to Visit: October to April

Indica Surf School

With packages like board rentals, 1-day kayaking, SUP courses and introductory surfing lessons, Indica promises an unforgettable experience. Their main surf spot is Panambur Beach (5 km from Mangalore), where you also get to go jet skiing and speed boating!

Where: Panambur Beach

Best Time To Visit: August - May