The Fifth Edition of Indian Open of Surfing Begins at Sasihithlu Beach in Mangalore

The Fifth Edition of Indian Open of Surfing Begins at Sasihithlu Beach in Mangalore

The three-day surfing event has been organised by the Surfing Swami Foundation hosted by the Mantra Surf Club under the aegis of the Surfing Federation of India will begin on May 31, Friday at Sasihithlu beach in Mangalore.

The event will be full of activities as over 70 surfers from across India have geared up to showcase their skills at the fifth edition of the Indian Open of Surfing (IOS). It will feature competitions across four categories: Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Groms (U-16 boys), and Groms (U-16 girls).

In the Men’s Open category, all eyes will be on Harish M., Srikanth D., and Sivaraj Babu, who performed well at the recently held International Surfing Festival Kerala 2024, the first national championship of the calendar year.

Kamali Moorthy, Sandhya Arun, Ishita Malviya, and Shrishti Selvam are expected to shine in the Women’s Open category, given their recent performances.

In the U-16 boys category, Tayin Arun, Prahlad Sriram, and Som Sethi will be vying for the top honours, while local surfers Tanishka Mendon and Sanvi Hegde promise an exciting display of skill and talent in the U-16 girls category.

The country’s top surfers have arrived in Mangalore and are determined to showcase their talents and skills by winning the titles. The IOS will feature intense rivalries between surfers from the east and the west coasts, with crucial ranking points on the line.

Indian Open of Surfing will be the second stop of the national championship series of the 2024 calendar year, following the International Surfing Festival Kerala 2024, held in March at Varkala. The New Mangalore Port Authority is the title sponsor of the Mangalore event.

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