Kudla is all set to host Karnataka's first ever surfing festival

Kudla is all set to host Karnataka

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-05-26 20:07 Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada, home to one of India's oldest surf clubs, Mantra Surf Club of India, is all set to host the first ever 'All Cargo Indian Open of Surfing' at the Sasihithlu beach from May 27 to May 29. The competition, which is a part of the 'Karnataka Surfing Festival,' is recognised by the International Surfing Association and Surfing Federation of India and is supported by Karnataka Tourism. Over 100 surfers from India and abroad will make way to the white sand Sasihithlu beach over the weekend to fight for the top spot. The competition will have a total of Rs. 6 Lakhs to be disbursed as prize money across categories to the winners and runners up. The 'All Cargo Indian Open of Surfing' 2016 will see surfers from Goa, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Mumbai, Lakshwadeep along with international surfers from Australia, United States of America and France. The competition will see both men and women vie for the top spot under seven different categories viz; Under 16, Juniors (17-22 years), Seniors (23 - 28 Years), Masters (29 and above), Open Category, Stand Up Paddeling Race ( Men