Mangaluru, Apr 27, 2018: The inaugural event “Mantra Grom Search”, organised under Surfing Swami Foundation, saw a participation of 25 kids in the age group of 12 to 16, at Sasihithlu beach.
The event was part of the Beach Festival organised by the village of Sasihithlu to promote its pristine beaches. The aim of the event was to identify and nurture talented young surfers under the aegis of Surfing Swami Foundation and was supported by Mantra Surf Club, Mulki and surf schools from Panambur, Bengre, and Tannirbhavi.
The surfing competition had one of the most challenging conditions for kids, who had to contest in 5-6 ft waves, high tides, and currents. For many, it was their first time participating in a surf contest.
The results are — Under 13 Boys: Naman (1), Praveen (2nd), Subramani (3rd); Under 12 Girls: Bhrithi (1st), Chirali (2nd), Vamsi (3rd); Under 16 Boys: Rijju (1st), Praveen (2nd), Selvam (3rd); Under 16 Girls: Bhrithi(1st), Stuthi (2nd), Akhila (3rd).