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The Covelong Point Classic Surf contest (27 – 29 Sept ’13) has started in Chennai today. The Kovalam beach, on the East Coast Road (ECR) is the venue for this contest and all the events that are going to be conducted during this period. There will be music (live performance by bands), there will be yoga/meditation (intro- workshops) and there WILL BE JONTY RHODES from South Africa (special appearance on 28th, time not disclosed). If you are not sure who that is, watch this:
Did you know that Kovalam has a Covelong Point Social Surfing School, started by the famous surfing personality, Murthy? When I went to Kovalam beach earlier, I saw many youngsters surfing, but there were absolutely no safety gear/lifeguards around. Besides, the beach was not maintained properly. Hopefully, events like this will inspire better maintenance and introduction of safety norms/gear required to spread this water-sport among many more enthusiasts.
I wish I could go tomorrow (entry and events are free), but my current schedule doesn’t allow that, and the location is too far from my home. Or maybe I might go. Will take the decision tomorrow morning 🙂
Their facebook page is updated with latest happenings. Also, don’t forget to see the first embedded video on the top (25s) – It’s been made quite well.