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Surf ‘n’ Turf

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  • eligibility 14-17 year olds
  • location auroville, pondicherry
  • duration 8 days

have sunscreen. will surf.

A beach with a smattering of fishing boats, a row of freshly-waxed surfboards and the cool waters of the Bay of Bengal await you at Pondicherry. The waves are the true stars here, with the perfect conditions for beginners to learn how to surf.

medium difficulty
  • catch the wavesSerenity beach
  • stay inhostels
  • local lifeAuroville community life
  • go to the sourcesurfboard factory
  • see the sightsmatrimandir

the balancing act

The program begins with skill building sessions, safety briefings and moves on to surfing lessons. Beginners start on a 9ft learner’s surfboard. Get a hang of things and catch the real waves further away from shore. Surfing sessions start early in the morning and wrap up by lunch. The evenings are for exploring Auroville and the historical sites around Pondicherry.

  • 3 [ trips so far ]
  • 55 [ happy inme campers ]

“There are summer camps and then there is Inme. It is no wonder that most participants plan their summer breaks according to the Inme schedule. I know we do in our household. So proud of the Inme team. Kudos!!”

–Puja Mukherjee Khattri, Arnav's mother

program itinerary

DAY 1 Depart from Bangalore DAY 2 Settle in at Auroville and set expectations with a program brief and some basics of surfing. Learn about Auroville at the Visitor Centre DAY 3 Start with a session on safety and hit the waves for the first time. Feel the good vibes at Matrimandir—the heart of Auroville DAY 4 Practice pop-up surfing and body surfing on the beach. Cool Time activities at the Youth Centre in the evening DAY 5 Learn how to balance and stand on the surfboard! More Cool Time activities at the Youth Centre in the evening DAY 6 Surfing practice to firm up skills and techniques. See surfboards being crafted by hand at a local factory DAY 7 Surf all day and show off your new skills! Leave on a high later in the evening

sharing and caring, the hostel way

The group stays in clean and open hostels in Auroville with three people sharing a spacious room and an attached bathroom. Girls and boys have separate rooms. Obviously.

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Surf ‘n’ Turf

auroville, pondicherry

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  • learn fromprofessional surfers
  • instructor to child ratio1:6
  • in each group female instructors
  • trained instructorsfirst aid
  • medical assistancehospital nearby

care and safety

Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the action-packed days. The meals provided in the course of the trip span various cuisines—always fresh, wholesome and nutritious. Water, soup or juice provided during hydration breaks through the day. The team on the program comprises of professional surfers and certified outdoor experts who go through extensive training and assessment before working with us. For the comfort and special needs of girls, there is a female instructor present at all times.

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fitness requirements

This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you’re used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it’ll help break into them.

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