“ It took me 12 years to realize this dream. Trust me, it’s not just an event. It’s the brainchild of a group of dedicated people who share the belief of volunteerism and are bound by the common love of surfing. People called me crazy, told me that it’s not possible to do this in India, forget Odisha. Yet, I never gave up and soldiered on.
In today’s era, what I believe is that the Internet is Ganesha, the Hindu God of knowledge and remover of obstacles. The screen is the lord and the mouse his Vahana and you browsing through the internet is meditation of sorts. I got in touch with many people spread across the globe, took their views and exchanged ideas on how to pull off a surfing festival in my state. They (via internet) got back to me and came down all the way to Odisha at their own convenience. We went on a look only to be assured with the fact that the Odisha coastline bears immense potential for a wonderful surfing experience.
More than being just a sport, Surfing is more of a spiritual journey on water where one gets to be together with the birds and fishes and be at calm with nature. The ebb and flow of the tides, tweets of the birds and the myriad sounds of lord’s own. You get the drift, right?
History shall be made from 7th to 9th Feb 2012. Where will you be? ”