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Surfing and Paddle Boarding in Chennai provided by Bay of Life Surf & SUP

Surfing and Paddle Boarding in Chennai

Surfing and Paddle Boarding in Chennai
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About
Join us for surfing and paddle boarding at the first accredited surf school in Tamil Nadu, India. We offer international surfing and stand up paddling lessons in India and our objective is to make surfing in India safe and enjoyable. Feel the rush of adrenalin at the comfort of surfing with the experts.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Chennai is listed as one of the most popular surfing spots in India. With two national champions in two consecutive years and three members of the Official India Surf Team, we are creating positive changes in the Indian surf scene. Holding the record of conducting India's first surf camp and the first school in Asia to conduct adaptive surf camp for special people with cerebral palsy. Aspiring to create continual positive impact in the sport of surfing in India. If you are surfing in india or looking forward to surfing in India, let's hit the waves now!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Chennai is listed as one of the most popular surfing spots in India. With two national champions in two consecutive years and three members of the Official India Surf Team, we are creating positive changes in the Indian surf scene. Holding the record of conducting India's first surf camp and the first school in Asia to conduct adaptive surf camp for special people with cerebral palsy. Aspiring to create continual positive impact in the sport of surfing in India. If you are surfing in india or looking forward to surfing in India, let's hit the waves now!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8011P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2-hour lesson and equipment rental
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Bay of Life Surf and Sup in Chennai Location Address: # 14/19, East Coast Road, Carmel Nagar, Kovalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603112
  • Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
Inclusions
  • 2-hour lesson and equipment rental
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: Bay of Life Surf and Sup in Chennai Location Address: # 14/19, East Coast Road, Carmel Nagar, Kovalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603112
  • Chennai (Madras), Chennai (Madras), Chennai District, Tamil Nadu
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

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Abhishek Ahuja
1 contribution
Amazing first time surfing experience
Jan 2019 • Solo
I had a wonderful first surfing class at bay of life. It was friendly and fun. Siddharth addressed all fears by educating me about the beach and how safe the whole experience is going to be. This made me feel secure and so I wasn't scared to jump off the surf board at any point. The experience was thrilling and I was excited every minute I was in the water. Siddharth did a lot of work helping me navigate in the water and helping me surf the waves. The surf school is very friendly and welcoming. I'd like to go here more often.
Written 23 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Manoj Suriya
Chennai (Madras), India17 contributions
Right place to fulfill your thirst of water sports
Sep 2017 • Friends
These guys are the best in delivering the experience of surfing, kayaking, stand up paddling. All their instructors was very friendly and made us to feel very comfort. Thanks guys. You are the best.
Written 21 September 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We really appreciate your review. Looking forward to more sessions with you and your team.
Written 23 September 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Radka B
Hanoi, Vietnam1 contribution
Great experience
May 2017 • Friends
We've done surfing class with these guys and it was awesome - they are real professionals, very supportive and proactive. It was second time on surf for me and I was able to stand on the board for several times, thanks to the advice I was given by my instructor.
Great experience and fun!
Written 16 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was awesome having you with us. Looking forward to see you again. And thank you for sharing your experience.
Written 17 May 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Avinash A
1 contribution
Fun onboard - GO CATCH A WAVE!
Jan 2017 • Friends
Excellent water sports activity, it was super fun learning paddling, being a non swimmer much care was given and lot of guidance made it a memorable experience, The instructors pay attention to achieving excellence and maintaining safety while having fun. Great experience. Showkath and his team have always been passionate about getting more people into the open waters and seas and extremely supportive in ensuring safety for thousands of participants in our sports events. Bay of Life is also active in periodic beach cleanups to create awareness on cleanliness of our beautiful coastline.
Written 1 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Looking forward to seeing you often, thank you for the nice review.
Written 23 September 2017
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Varshi R
1 contribution
The most fabulous Bay of Life!
Jan 2017 • Solo
If any of you are looking to catch some amazing waves along a beautiful sandy beach, or jump off your surf board into the sea to swim with a pod of dolphins, or dive from natural rocky cliffs into a pool of clear water, have great conversation about meteor showers and blue hues of the sea and the mysteries of the Universe and Nature, meet fellow enthusiasts with an unparalleled love for our planet and sport, do give Bay of Life a call. Getting to know Bay of Life and their entire team honestly has been one of the best decisions I've ever made! The team here are well trained professionals and their regard for safety is top notch. Their passion is unbridled in all aspects of their various sports and they share a common love for nature and all it has to offer. This team has the nicest bunch of people I've ever met! They surf at one of the most pristine, beautiful bays along East Coast Road. They make use of all the natural resources our planet has to give us humans, from the great big ocean, to the calm lakes, to estuaries, to back waters and natural quarries. If the sea is rough on any day, they use their boards and kayaks on other water bodies in and around Kovalam. At Bay of Life there is always something you can do, and some sport you can dive into, regardless of the weather conditions. This team works so hard towards protecting our planet and its creatures as well. They've looked after beached dolphins and they have also rescued snakes and all kinds of animals. And more importantly, they teach and conduct workshops about these animals and their significance in our environment. If you've followed the rescue efforts during our floods. you'll know the amazing selfless work they did, wading through snakes and deep waters just to get people to safety.
Working with Bay of Life, even if it's just for a day, is a life changing experience. They enable you to create the most vivid memories filled with sun, sand, water, laughter and love, oh and dolphins!
Drop everything you're doing and throw yourself into the depths of our cool, glorious and gorgeous waters of the Bay of Bengal, at Kovalam on East Coast Road, with the most fabulous Bay of Life. Trust me, you'll have the time of your life!

~ Varshita Ravindranathan
Written 11 January 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Looking forward to seeing you often, thank you for the nice review.
Written 23 September 2017
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Rewat T
Bangalore128 contributions
Surf and stand-up paddle
Oct 2016 • Friends
Went surfing and stand up paddle (sup) today.. Been here a year ago. A lot has changed since then. New and better instructors and even more fun. Rode a few waves and some lazying around doing sup at the quarry. Showkath, Sid and the boys.. Thanks.. A ton load of fun it was.
Written 9 October 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

I_Charu
Bengaluru, India160 contributions
Surf every weekend with Bay of Life!
Aug 2016 • Family
If you love water and any kind of water sports, surfing is a must do. But be warned, anyone who wants to go surfing has to have a streak of craziness...because though it is a lot of fun, surfing is not easy. You have to really, badly, desperately want to experience the thrill of riding the wave to keep going. Paddling is tough, waiting for the right wave is tough but finally catching the right one is priceless. And how your surfing experience turns out to be will depend on the surf school you go with. Bay of life might just make you fall in love with surfing.

The team is good. We surfed with them over two days...an afternoon session and a morning session. I felt afternoons are a better time, waves are good and the sun is a bit kinder. Sid, our instructor, was patient, encouraging and fun to surf with. The second session was on a Saturday morning and there were more people learning as well as guiding. I felt the school folks managed a one-on-one for most people. I have surfed before, so at times, I did try to drift off on my own. But the instructors were always keeping watch. The team is knowledgable and courteous - Showkat, Sid, Ajit and Mangesh - they work at your pace, so you can be comfortable. Kids and adults can all learn. The only thing I felt was that they didn't start at the time decided. I gulped down my breakfast at 7:30 to be at the surf site at 8am but we finally started at around 10. They could have managed the time better.

Surfing is addictive and you can count on the bay of life folks to make it a great experience. Try it out over a weekend and you'll be hooked for life.
Written 21 September 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

vishnu c
3 contributions
Stand up Paddle boarding
Aug 2016 • Solo
Deserves a 5 star ***** I came across a post regarding stand up paddling by Kumaran Geopaddler in facebook. The moment I saw it , I felt that I am connected to this post and wanted to learn it from a professional. . First couple of days , we went to a small lake in perungalathur where Kumaran taught me the basics , how to maneuver the board , to use the paddle forward and backward and making turns , Standing up , getting on and off the board and the safety measures.

Next we explored a beautiful Quarry , where he taught me the next set of lessons. I felt totally comfortable on the 3rd day to stand up and paddle without any fear. He teaches with full gears and ensure 100% safety whether you know swimming or not.

Finally , we also explored lake algae where 4 more joined us and had good fun. SUP is total fun and good exercise for your entire body. I still have few more lessons left and waiting to try it on a stream / ocean. You can see the pcs in my FB page - Vishnu Chandramohan

Totally worth the money. Thanks Kumaran / Bay of life for bringing these sports to Chennai. We have a lot of water bodies that are ruined but with the sports like this , but with these sports in place there is a lot of hope to preserve these water bodies.
Written 29 August 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vasini G
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
Strong candidate for becoming Chennai's pride - Bay Of Life
Jul 2016 • Friends
I've known about the existence of Bay Of Life but finally was able to check it out July 2016. I love water sports and have taken a surfing lesson during my trip to Hawaii. The experience had me looking for more and thats when I found out about bay of life during my research.

I took my younger sister and a friend to this first session that I booked for a Sunday morning. Showkath, our instructor turned up and gave us this long and super informative lesson on the mechanics of wave formation , why surfing / water sports is possible in that spot and what makes it enjoyable etc. Later 2 other instructors (Krishna and 1 more person I don't remember his name ) and an intern joined us. They taught us basics of how to hold the board, how to get on and stand up etc. Shortly after, we were in the ocean with one instructor per person helping with the next step of the lesson which is "riding a wave ".
We spent an easy 2 hours in the water with a break in between . The instructors tirelessly helped us by identifying the perfect wave and giving us the necessary momentum necessary to stand up and ride the wave. The intern was very helpful with giving some useful tips and motivating us.
We finished on a high note with each us students riding 2-3 waves. My parents who had come to watch this were super excited and my dad wished something like this were available to him while he was growing up in Chennai. The cost was very nominal for the infrastructure.
Overall, it was an exhilarating experience and hopefully it catches up soon amongst the people of Chennai. The professionalism and knowledge exhibited by the organization was in my view commendable and even better than my experience at Hawaii. I will go back for more and highly recommend it to everyone who has access to this.
Written 3 August 2016
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It Is so heartening to read your review Vasini, the biggest payback for us is when people notice what we do and how we do it, you have really boosted our morale, this is big pat in the back for us. Thank you, see you soon!
Written 9 August 2016
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Srinath R
1 contribution
A fun way to spend the morning
Jun 2016 • Family
I had great fun paddling. I would love to do this again. The lake we visited for this activity is also very serene and beautiful. And the fact that it was drizzling that morning made it more exciting.
Written 27 June 2016
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Thank you Mr.Srinath for the cool review. We hope to see you soon!
Written 12 July 2016
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Surfing and More
This org has a great mission - to instill a love of the ocean. So important in a city with the second longest beach
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Average experience
These guys are very average but they don’t really spend great deal of time with you. You need expert guidance and n
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Open water swimming
“When life gets you down do you wanna know what you've gotta do? . . Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming.” I’ve
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Great morning surfing
Our group of three people had a great morning surfing with the Bay of Life team. We were complete beginners and no
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Kayaking in the backwaters
I had gone for a kayaking trip with wife and daughter. My daughter, who had wanted to try kayaking, and I went for
Hari K
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Visiting Review
Excellent and thrilled experience. People are so kind and thought surfing well, you can learn safely
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Excellent beginner lesson
Had a great beginner lesson with Krishnan, he was really friendly and helpful and the beach is very nice and clean.
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Great vibe on the Kovalam beach
We visited the neighborhood of Chennai for a combined work/fun week and looked for water sports opportunities in th
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Surfing In Chennai Rocks!
The beach is not crowded and it's cleaner than other beaches and the surf school is very friendly and approachable.
Danny J
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Surging
Great hospitality by the management.enjoyed my time surfing at bay of life great place to do something out of the b
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How helpful and compassionate can you get?
So this is nothing to do with the surfing but when my friends bicycle broke down, allez-up, it was on top of their
Juliana M
Juliana M
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I thought i was not able to surf ... BUT I did it!
Staff is simply caring and friendly, you'll feel that you are part of their big family. Surfing is tough BUT these
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Learn to love the ocean
Had a wonderful time and intend to continue surfing with Bay of Life. Thanks to the amazing instructors, got to lo
varunet2004
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Wonderful place, Wonderful people
I took up basic surfing and SUP lessons over an extended weekend. I travelled from Mumbai and this was my first int
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Absolutely Best Place to Start loving the Sea!!
This is my first time experience for Snorkeling and these guys made my day! You get very educated tutors who will n