Category Archives: Water

Water Activities

Taming the Brahmaputra!

    Many rafting fanatics consider the mighty Brahmaputra the biggest white-water run in the world and, in fact, compare the river to the Colorado, White Nile or Zambezi. With waves as high as five meters, seemingly entirely consuming whirlpools and humungous holes, white-water rafting on this mind-blowing stretch is not for the faint-hearted! If,… Read More »

Surf-acing now!

By Jacob Cherian for BigRush                         India’s never been known for surfing even though the country enjoys nearly 7000 kilometers of coast line. India is ranked 19th in the world for the length of its coastline and yet most of it is still relatively untouched… Read More »

Women on the waves

It’s hard enough being a woman in a patriarchal society, harder still to be a woman in sport. Ever since India was introduced to surfing, women have had to brave tough conditions – more from society than nature – to get ahead. Even though Suhasini Damian, 20, from Pondicherry had support from her immediate neighbourhood,… Read More »

Surf’s Up

One of India’s most popular surfing and music festival is returning to Kovalam in Tamil Nadu for its fourth edition with a focus on empowering the local community that hosts it. The annual Covelong Point Surf & Music Festival began in 2013, started by TT Group’s Arun Vasu, EarthSync’s Yotam Agam and popular local surfer… Read More »

Five years of SFI

Since its inception in 2011, the Surfing Federation of India (SFI) has worked at the community level to promote the sport around the country. Formed by a group of surfers in Karnataka, it is led and run by people from within the surf community and is invested in the sport’s future. Led by president Kishore… Read More »

Bringing sports gear into India

By Manik Taneja with Dielle DSouza for BigRush Adventure sports equipment in India is not in big league manufacturing simply because demand does not favour it as it does cricket, or even football or hockey. This specialised equipment, when brought into the country, is taxed at customs deterring new sports enthusiasts and burning a hole… Read More »