Karnataka's Ramesh Budhial defeated Tamil Nadu's Ajeesh Ali at the Indian Open of Surfing on Saturday to be crowned as the national champion in the men's open surf category.

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Sugar Banarse and Sofiya Sharma were crowned the national champions in the women’s open and groms girls 16 & Under categories, respectively, while Tamil Nadu’s Kishore Kumar became the national champion in the groms boys 16 & Under category.

The three-day competition held at Panambur Beach in Mangalore, Karnataka, concluded on Saturday.