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10 Surfing Hotspots Images That Will Give You Goosebumps!

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If you love the smell of the ocean, riding the untamed waves and the feel of sand under your feet, then these 10 destinations are perfect for you.

10 Surfing Hotspots Images That Will Give You Goosebumps!:

  1. Puri (Odisha)
  2. Auroville, Pondicherry
  3. Kovalam (Kerala)
  4. Port Blair (Andaman & Nicobar)
  5. Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu)
  6. Bhatkal (Karnataka)
  7. Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)
  8. Varkala (Kerala)
  9. Dwarka (Gujarat)
  10. Maravanthe (Karnataka)

1. Puri


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“Puri is known for its beautiful beaches and they are great for surfing enthusiasts. Its long stretch of beaches gives you enough space to tackle strong waves” shares HolidayIQ traveller Arvind Ghildiyal, "Just the place to relax or soak up some sun" adds HolidayIQ traveller Asha from Jamshedpur, "Riding high on the waves, on clean beaches is a great experience in Puri." A few surfing schools are located near Puri beach. Connect with them to rent surfboards.

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2. Auroville


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HolidayIQ Traveller Monica from Chennai believes that Auroville's beach is its star attraction. "Visit Auroville for its beach!" she shares. And when you are there, all you need is a surfer's board coupled with loads of adventure spirit. Surfing at Auroville Beach is a lot of fun provided you visit the place at the right time. She adds, "June to September is a great time to be there." Also, the beach isn’t teeming with surfers. There are a number of local surfers at Auroville who can be approached to get tips and know ideal spots for surfing.

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3. Kovalam


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Also known as the first surfing village in India, Kovalam has become a cult destination for surfing enthusiasts in India. Tourist can also rent surfboards and learn surfing here.
HolidayIQ Traveller Kamash Vs shares, “Covelong etymology goes like, COVE meaning a naturally formed cave through aging of rocks. So "Covelong" is a beach of rocks. It is called "Kovalam" in local Tamil language. It is located to the south of world's second largest MARINA beach at Chennai. Covelong is a neat and clear beach with deep shallows and natural rocks for added scenic beauty. Local angler’s boats will add beauty for the beach. A Hindu temple and a church near the shore will give peace for all walks of people. One can have good time at evening with local boys surfing with wood logs.”

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4. Port Blair


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HolidayIQ Traveller Anand Dev from Noida shares, “Andaman & Nicobar Islands offer a lot of activities to keep you on the go and make your stay a thrilling one. Camping, trekking, scuba-diving, and surfing & snorkelling are a reason for every nature and adventure lover to make a visit to these exotic islands.”

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5. Mahabalipuram


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The Mahabalipuram beach is popular among tourists for indulging in beach activities like sunbathing, diving, wind surfing and motor boating. HolidayIQ Traveller Jaivinoth Ramlinbgam from Chennai shares, Very near to the city, easily accessible worth lot of hotels and beach activities. A good place for a simple tourist in means of fares and etc..”

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6. Bhatkal


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Bhatkal houses Cliffs which is one of the a paradise for surfers with our consecutive coves, white sand beaches, isolated area, cliffs, no sharks. It’s so isolated that people find it difficult to locate his haven, but isn’t that a plus point if you’re seeking isolation. HolidayIQ Traveller Prithvi Kanchi from Bangalore shares, “Bhatkal is located in North karnataka and is easily accessible by road and rail from places such as karwar and mangalore. kethel paiya narayan temple is a very fine example of Vijayanagara architecture and mosques such as Khalifa masjid and noor masjid represent clash of two cultures. Bhatkal is also famous for its beaches and is very popular for weekend vacations, where one can unwind and relax. The best time to visit this beautiful place is between September to February.”

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7. Kanyakumari


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The southern most tip of India is also known for its wild winds and huge swells. The confluence of Arabian sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean makes Kanyakumari the world’s biggest peninsula which creates massive swells. HolidayIQ Traveller Bala Iyer from Dombivali shares,"A Trip to south is seldom complete without stepping into Kanyakumari. Situated at the southernmost end of Tamilnadu, the place is easily accessible from Kerala via bus. Regular Trains from all parts of India also chug into Kanyakumari. A Place where Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian see meet, also called as the 'Triveni Sangam'. This place continues to enchant all types of visitors right from a child to a senior citizen."

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8. Varkala


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The spot is a beach break but when it is working it gets exceptionally hollow rights and left. The ride isn’t that long but it's fast! "Not just for cycling, volleyball, practicing yoga or boating, Varkala's beaches are a must-visit for surfing. The atmosphere and sunset here is extremely beautiful," says HolidayIQ.com traveller Dharmu from Gandhinagar. HolidayIQ traveller Sangeeth from Bangalore, however, recommends, "walking on the beach," in addition to playing with the waves and your surfboard. "Visit the famous temples, indulge in shopping or just enjoy the sun and sand," he adds.

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9. Dwarka


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Dwarka is like quintessential experience of the Arabian sea. Here you’ll find some of the cleanest waters,  there are good wave breaks of the coast. The extreme northern side of Sri Krishna temple has a good break point that produces waves that swells strong from the south. HolidayIQ Traveller Mukesh from Delhi shares, "The beaches, sunset point and a chance to tackle the waves and play adventure sports is what is great about it." Since Dwarka is a religious destination, there aren't many surfing enthusiasts or any surfing schools here. It is advisable to carry your own surfboard.”

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10. Maravanthe


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One of the most unique surf spots in Maravanthe is Ten Thousand Peaks . The beach is stretched across 6 kms creating all sorts of wave possibilities. HolidayIQ Traveller Praveen Np from Bangalore shares, “Marvanthe is around 500kms from bangalore, it depends on the different route that a chose. This place is not commercialised hence you can feel the calmness, beach is long (distance wise) may be one of the longest in India, nice sand and there is a temple here and in kundapura town (which is 7 kms from here).”

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