Mangaluru, Aug 22, 2018: The sixth Covelong Point Surf, Music and Yoga Festival 2018 came to a closure with Tamil Nadu men and Karnataka women stealing the show in their respective categories.
Karnataka’s Sinchana D Gowda walked away with the top spot in the Women’s category. In the recreational Stand Up Paddling (SUP) race, Tanvi Jagadish of Mangaluru walked away with the winner’s prize.
The annual event held at ‘India’s first surfing village’ of Covelong was sanctioned by the Surfing Federation of India and was promoted by the Chennai-based TT Group while Eva, Skore and Radiance Realty were the co-sponsors.
The final day of the premier surfing competition witnessed the swell in the sea dropping, which resulted in challenging conditions for the surfers. Sinchana D Gowda of Mangaluru walked away with the winner’s prize in the women’s category (All Age Open) while Pondicherry’s Suhasini Damian and Canada’s Rebecca Davis finished second and third respectively.
Surfers across all categories in the finals were given 20 minutes each to compete under testing conditions. Within these 20 minutes, the surfers are allowed to catch 10 waves to showcase their skills, and the best two waves for each are accounted towards their competition scores by the judges. Winners were judged on the basis of the manoeuvres performed by each surfer in the water and their ability to catch the wave.
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