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.
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.
“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
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.
a ticket to discover your true potential