Mangaluru May 25, 2016: Department of Tourism, Karnataka in association with Kanara Surfing and Mantra Surfing will organize “All cargo Indian Open Surfing from May 27 to 29 at Sasihitlu beach.
Addressing media persons at DC office on May 25 Wednesday President of Mantra Surfing Kishore Kumar said that this is the first surfing festival being organized in Karnataka. During the three day event stand up paddling championships will attract surfers from all over India to Mangaluru. There will be a total cash prize of Rs 6 lac for all the winning participants from across all the categories. Cash Prize for first place will be Rs 25,000, while the second and third place winners will get Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively, he added.
He also said that during the National surfing championships, events will be conducted for various categories such as under 16, junior boys 17-22, seniors Men 22-28, Masters Men 28 & above and Women’s category. Participants from Maldives and Dubai will be participating in the event which will have nearly 1,900 participants.
All Cargo Indian Open Surfing will be inaugurated by Minister for Tourism and Medium and Large Industries R V Deshpande in the presence of District In charge Minister B Ramanath Rai and Health Minister UT Khader. Minister for Sports Abhaya Chandra Jain will preside over the function.
Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim who released the Surfing Jersey on the occasion said that new talents in surfing can be introduced and will be provided training during the three day event.