When I first thought of riding waves in India I imagined not a soul in sight and warm sloppy waves rolling in from the Indian Ocean. Within 3 days of hitting the coast we’ve linked up with the Vizag surf club, a group of 7 dedicated shredders who froth on riding waves. From the 10 year old grommet nicknamed “Rat” to 50 year old mall riders and a few stoked 20 somethings in between this tight knit crew encompassed everything that we love about surfing.

From meeting at the crack of dawn for an early session to riding waves into the sunset it seems that Vizag just doesn’t have enough sunlight to feed the guys addiction. Taking a lunch break to eat some Dahl & Rice inside the surf shack we set out eyes on what looked like a prehistoric surfboard complete with uneven square rails, no rocker and the dodgiest glass job you ever seen. Weighing in at 20kg I lugged the “board” down for the arvo sesh. Jonno had managed to find a 4’10 red & yellow finless board to join in the fun as we slid out and nose dived our way to the shore.

It’s been a bummer to farewell new friends along this journey and the Vizag Surf Club was no exception. These legends welcomed us in, shared their waves and reminded us of sliding back home with our buds… except there were only 9 of us in the water.

The swell times continue as we take a 20 hour drive down the coast tomorrow. Stay Tuned.



13 responses

  1. Please come visit the Shaka Surf Club in Manipal 😀 We’d love to meet you guys!! 🙂

    December 4, 2010 at 2:15 PM

  2. Lets make it happen! We hope to be over that way around the 8th or 9th. We will be staying at the ashram with Kishore and Kirtan. Come down for a surf!
    Shakas for life! Yewww!

    December 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM

  3. Awesome! awesome! awesome!:D

    December 5, 2010 at 11:57 AM

  4. OaO !

    The atmosphere there is just the best i’ve experienced…theses guys are just great (legends, as you said!),

    to those who want to surf there don’t hesitate to contact Melville if you are around Vizag !

    January 27, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    • Raghavendra Rao

      how do i contact melville? any phone/email?

      May 23, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      • We give surf lessons contact us at 09700570661………..

        October 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

      • ANDY

        Hi, i run a surfing school in Visakhapatnam. We provide rental of surf boards and classes… for details contact us at +91 9642086790 (ANDY)

        February 14, 2013 at 9:06 AM

  5. srikanth

    I am interested in surfing,how can i learn

    February 14, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    • We give surf lessons contact us at 09700570661

      October 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

      • ANDY

        number changed +91 9642086790
        THANK YOU,

        February 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

  6. Hi this is andy from vizag or visakhapatnan. I give surfing classes and i conduct surf tours in Andhra Pradesh. For details contact us at or call us at 09700570661……..

    October 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    • ANDY

      number changed +91 9642086790

      February 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

  7. navindra

    I’ve always dreamt of surfing I’ll contact you……thank you……….

    February 8, 2014 at 6:09 PM

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