The Surfing Federation of India, the sport’s national governing body, has announced that the TT Group, a leading Chennai based logistics management company, will power the second edition of the Indian open of Surfing, set to get underway in Mangalore’s Sasihithlu Beach from May 26 to 28 This is the first time that the TT Group of companies has come on board to partner with a national surfing event, having been associated with surfing from 2013 at a local level.
It also has extended its faith and support to a small fishing village, which is now home to India’s surfing revolution – Kovalam’s community driven surfing school – Covelong Point.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ram Mohan Paranjpe, Vice President, Surfing Federation of India, said, “ I am really happy that TT Group has agreed to come on board and help us make the second edition of Indian Open of Surfing a great success. They know what it means to nurture surfing talent in India and they have been helping the sport grow over the past few years. Their association will only help us deliver a better event to the fans and the competitors.”
Arun Vasu, Managing Director, TT Group of Companies said, “ We have been closely following the developments with the Indian Open of Surfing since it’s inception in 2016. I believe that the Surfing Federation of India is working really hard in making surfing a sought after sports in the country. We are happy that we will get the opportunity to help the federation in promoting the sports to a larger segment of audience.”
The premier surfing competition will play host to top surfers from Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Mumbai and Lakshadweep along with international surfers from Australia, United States of America and France. Top names like Ishita Malviya (India’s first ever female surfer), Sinchana Gowda and Aneesha Nayak (Top female surfers in India), Dharini Selvakumar, Manikandan and Sekar Pitchai (Top male surfers in India) along with Tanvi Jagadish (Top ranked Stand Up Paddler in India) will be seen riding the waves for the top slot in their respective categories.
The competition will see both men and women vie for the top spot under nine categories that are as follows:
Surfing: Novice - Indians Under 14(Never surfed in a surfing competition before or Surfed for 12 months or less) | Indian Groms - Under 16 | Indian Juniors (17 to 22) | Indian Seniors (22 to 30) | Indian Master (Above 30) | Women of all age | Open category - Indians & Foreigners | Stand Up Paddling: Men & Women
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