Mulki, Mangaluru is considered the home of surfing in India. Mantra Surf Club aka Surfing India was India's first surf club/school which was founded in 2004 by the world renowned surfer "Surfing Swami" [Jack Hebner]. It is also the home of Surfing Federation of India, the apex body of surfing in India. The three-day National Surfing and SUP championship will be held at Sasihihtlu Beach, Mangaluru which had hosted the inaugural event last year which was a huge success and proposes to continue hosting the event in the years to come. The idea behind the event is to promote the beaches of Karnataka as popular surfing and adventure destinations.
This event will feature surfing and SUP athletes from various cities of the east and west coast of India. Many international athletes will also be participating in the event. With a coastline of 320km, the state can offer amazing experiences to both domestic and international travelers seeking adventure escapades with a blend of culture and tradition of the state.