The Indian Open of Surfing (national surfing championship 2022) for three days will begin from May 27 to 29 at Panambur beach, informed deputy commissioner Dr K V Rajendra
The state tourism department organizes the event, along with the Surfing Federation of India and Mantra surfing. The tourism department has funded Rs 15 lac for the event. More than 75 top surfers of India are expected to take part, while 70 surfers have confirmed their participation.
Surfing and stand up paddling across different categories are male open, female open and male and female (U16). The preparation work commenced on the beach prior to the event.
Surfing has become one of the most popular water activities in the district since the 2017 surfing event. We have more than 40 km of coast which is suitable for surfing. In order to develop the amenities, we are mulling for a prefabricated surfing jungle lodge at Sasihithlu without violating the CRZ norms and also planning for a surf school and to promote eco-tourism,” he said.