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Located on the southeast coast of the Indian peninsula, Tamil Nadu boasts of the second longest coastline in India, and has some of the best surfing locations in the country. Tamil Nadu offers a unique opportunity to experience the local culture and warm hospitality of the coastal communities while riding the waves in some of the cleanest and safest beaches in the country.

Best Surfing Destinations in Tamil Nadu

Covelong: A short drive of 45 minutes from Chennai along East Coast Road will take you to a quaint fishing village, Covelong or Kovalam, which has become India’s first surfing village. The underwater rocks in Covelong beach guarantee enticingly surfable swells throughout the year. Annual festivals and competitions conducted in Covelong attract professional surfers and enthusiasts from different countries. With the care of local surfers and warm hospitality of the local community, Covelong will find a warm place in the heart of any surfer.

Mahabalipuram: Ever had the fantasy of riding the waves over some sunken ancient temples? Tucked away in the Coromandel coasts of Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram offers a unique experience to surf on the waves of the Bay of Bengal with heritage sites of the ancient port city of Pallava dynasty setting the background. Mahabalipuram has several surfing schools and repair centres that offer packages and surfing lessons for beginners.

Rameswaram: The historical town of Rameshwaram offers an ideal destination for adventurers who cherish the sea and the land’s cultural, architectural and heritage wonders equally. Located near the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, Rameshwaram offers facilities to enjoy wind surfing and stand-up boarding. 

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