SFI announces two new competitions

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Chennai, July 30 : Surfing Federation of India on Sunday announced two new national championships in the first week of August.

The busy first week of of the month starts with the Mahabs Point Break Challenge scheduled on August 1 and 2 followed by awaited 8th edition of the Covelong Classic Surf, Music and Fitness Festival scheduled to be hosted by Surf Turf India from the August 5 to 7.

The two events will add to a host of surfing competitions hosted by the SFI this year post a pandemic induced break. Over 100 top Indian Surfers along with a few international surfers from Sri Lanka and Maldives are also expected to add some more challenge in the competition.

The two-day Mahabs Point Break Challenge will be a witness to a national surfing and SUP championship. Top surfers including Kishore Kumar, Ramesh Budhial, Sugar Banarse and Paddlers like Sekar Patchai will be seen in action.

Post the Mahabs Point Break Challenge, the surfers will move to the Kovalam Beach, the host to the 8th edition of the much-awaited Covelong Classic Surf, Music & Fitness Festival.

The three-day surf, music and fitness festival marks its return after a pandemic induced break and will see top Indian and International surfers vie for top honours in the competition. The Covelong Classic Surf Championship is organised by ‘Surf Turf India and is sanctioned by SFI.

Both the competitions will see top national & international surfers in action aiming for the top spot under seven categories viz; Novice (U12); Groms (U16); Juniors (17-22 years); Seniors (23-30 years); Masters (31 years and above); Women (all ages); Open Category (Foreign Nationals).

“Our primary objective is to create more competitions for our young surfers, who can then be nurtured to participate in international events in the near future with the aim to be ready with a team to possibly represent india at the LA Olympics 2028,” said Arun Vasu, President, Surfing Federation of India.

“I am looking forward to the Mahabs Point Break Challenge and the Covelong Classic Surf, Music and Fitness Festival. I am confident that this year like the other competitions the field will not only be competitive but a lot of fun as well,”


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