How to drown in the ocean.

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A funny post for ocean awareness and that anyone can drown in the ocean if they try really hard! Here is a list of things people have been doing to achieve perfect results, you are some who does these things … Continued

Anyone Can Float

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Not everyone born becomes a Michael Phelps who can swim like a pro. There are a couple of people I have personally come across who say they know basic swimming but once their legs can’t reach the bottom they start … Continued

Venomous Marine Animals

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    The sea may be a place to have fun. But it also is home to a number of dangerous marine animals who never really attack but could be fatal if they come in contact with you accidentally. There … Continued

Meet the Chennai Mole Crabs!

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Meet the Chennai Mole Crabs!   With a size not more than 35mm long, mole crabs also known as Sand crabs. They are the unseen residents of our Chennai sandy beaches that live in the swash zone. Living in this … Continued

Types of Ocean Waves

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Types OF Ocean Waves   This article is not meant for Kelly Slater, Kai Lenny or Alana blanchard but rather for those who just got hooked to surfing recently or been surfing for a while yet not very familiar with … Continued

Beach Camp

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How are ocean currents formed? What moves the waves? What is by-catch? Every summer, Bay of Life teaches children the miracles of marine life at their summer camp at Kovalam. Read More

Summer Nature Camp

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Bay of life’s summer camp for kids builds a strong relationship with the environment. A safe and incredibly fun experience in the outdoor for kids. Created with the idea to inclucate early interest in science and nature. Read More

Rider of the storm

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She quit her job and moved to Mamallapuram. A look at how surfing has transformed this fishing community. Read More

All set to SUP

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Glide through a river. Dive off your paddle into a quarry filled with rain water. Explore a lake bustling with birds. PRIYADARSHINI PAITANDY discovers how stand-up paddleboarding expands your horizons. Read More

Step out of your zone

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Once in a while, make sure that you are that person in the room who knows the least. Step out of your zone, and be that wide-eyed student that you once used to be. Are you a finance guy? Then, … Continued

Yoga on a paddle board

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Zorba and Bay of Life organise a free paddle board yoga session on International Yoga Day (June 21). The event is being held in association with Knottt and The Park Hotel Chennai, and is supported by international surf company Quiksilver. … Continued

Sporting at a whole new level

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Here are some of the offbeat sporting opportunities the city has to offer. A quick shout out to all the girls out there — there don’t seem to be enough of you on the field! Read More

‘The King and I’

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Herpetologist P. Gowri Shankar talks to AKILA KANNADASAN about his lifelong affair with the King Cobra and teaching people to coexist with reptiles… Read More

Watersports intern

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OVERALL ROLE: To ensure all visitors to Bay of Life, Kovalam Chennai have a safe, fun and enjoyable experience. Coaching: – Check the number of the group, any medical issues and the activity to be carried out with the daily … Continued

The changing face of team outings

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CHANGING FACE OF TEAM OUTINGS in CHENNAI Chennai is waking up to a new team outing that’s beyond just eating, drinking and sleeping in a resort! Every time a team outing is planned the team is riddled with multiple opinions … Continued

Paddle Boarding – LAT 12 40 lakes

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It would be a genuine and pleasant surprise to discover how soon Paddle boarding can go from a laid back activity to an active adventure sport within minutes. This is one among the several reasons which I have listed below … Continued

Marketing: Outdoor Science

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Marketing development executive – Education service As the marketing development executive, you will play a critical role in the success of the organization by helping to identify, contact, and educate prospective new customers. This is a hybrid role for someone … Continued

TALES OF THE RESCUED AND THE RESCUERS

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The immediate help for those stuck when the water came gushing into the city, came from citizens, people who decided to risk everything and save others. Some of those rescued and the rescuers share experiences of their ordeals and missions… … Continued

Sea of change

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Young surfers have taken their passion for the sport beyond the board FROM just treating it as a recreational sport, Chennai is fast turning into a surfing hotspot. Murthy Megavan, surfer for nine years and founder of Covelong Point surf … Continued

Paddling in Paradise – Dal Lake, India

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“The boatmen of the Dal Lake are born paddlers, they have been paddling for centuries, generation after generation. They remind us how new we are. I salute their spirit” – Kumaran. Dal Lake WHAT IT COSTS Overall trip cost for this … Continued

Surfing Fun on Chennai Coast

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What’s better than sitting on the sand and enjoying the waves from far? Hitting the waters of course, says Showkath Jamal, founder of Bay of Life Surfing School on ECR. “Anybody can surf. Even if one doesn’t know swimming, it … Continued

The young man and the sea

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Fisherman and surfing trainer Selvam who, along with his friend Kumaran, set a Limca Record for stand-up paddling, talks to Akila Kannadasan about their journey into the blue.   Read More

ENTERS LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS !

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CHENNAI MAKES NATIONAL RECORD IN STAND UP PADDLING Super excited to share this joy with you! We have made a record in Stand up paddle. A student and a trainer from Bay of Life Surf School Chennai have become the … Continued

SURF CAMP CHENNAI 2015

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Join the fun and try your hand at surfing! Choose from our 2, 3 and 5 day programs and make the ocean your playground!   SURFING * OCEAN SWIMMING * MARINE LIFE ONE ON ONE SURF LESSONS WITH EXPERT

Our Surf School Video

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  International Surf lessons in India and Stand Up paddling. Our objective is to make surfing in India easy and enjoyable. You can feel the rush of  adrenalin at the  comfort of surfing with the experts at Bayof life Surf School Chennai.

Surfing Etiquette

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Surfing Etiquette is probably the best development in organized surfing. These rules (not really rules in that sense) are super important during competitions and casual surfing. Disobeying these rules can get one disqualified from the competition. But if these etiquette … Continued

About Ocean Safety

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Surf Conditions to look out for Lateral Currents :  What are they? Littoral or Lateral currents are ocean currents that flow parallel to the beach or shore line. These currents vary in speed from rapid-flowing to subtle movements. These currents don’t … Continued

The Reprimand

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When I came from the USA to India, I brought four surfboards with me.  You can probably imagine that it was a pain from beginning to end. But I wanted to provide an opportunity for the local kids to use … Continued

Why i’m here?

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It’s a hot night in Kovalam fishing village, India, and I’m hiding in the back of a small crowd, watching dancers in front of a small Hindu temple. It’s Pongol—the Tamil Nadu rice harvest festival—and a Hajira dancer is the … Continued

Spinner dolphin washes up

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Dolphin rescued by Surfers at Bay of Life in Chennai   Despite the waves finally arriving after almost a month of waiting the surfers of Bay of Life Surf School India, didn’t go surfing. A beached dolphin get all our … Continued

Don’t dismiss the hiss

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  Here’s an initiative by Bay of Life (Surf School, Tamil Nadu) to help citizens pitch in with conservation and bring about awareness about wildlife. Read More

Alliance Surfing in Chennai

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It was a fulfilling day for everyone here at Bay of Life surf school Chennai as students from the Alliance University Bangalore came down to experience the world of surfing. The icing on the cake was that all of them … Continued

Waveriders

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THE FIRST TIME VIGNESH V TRIED to catch a wave, he failed miserably. A 23-year-old from a fishing family in the village of Kovalam, around 30 kilometres south of Chennai. Read more  

Plastic Plastic Everywhere…

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Of all the third world problems faced by India, ‘the problem of plastic’ is perhaps the most severe and one that is causing maximum long term damage to people, animals, birds, plants and coastal ecosystems all over the country. Plastic pollution is already … Continued

Sea of change

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  From creating surfing champions out of fishing folks to eco programmes for kids, Bay Of Life ropes in the locals to make the best use of Kovalam’s glistening waters. Read  More

Surfing in India

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Surfing in India An Unexplored Surfing Destination: India has about 7517 kilometers (4671 miles) of coast line, most of it unexplored in terms of surfing and other sea sports. The peninsular India is a trasure trove for surfers looking fresh … Continued

Surfing Chennai

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RAY OF LIGHT CHENNAI WAKES UP TO SURFING AND OCEAN SPORTS From a city which feared the ocean, yet would throng the beaches to just stand ankle deep in the waves, now exposed to the thrill of surfing and the … Continued

Women’s Day Surf Camp

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There is no day better than women’s day  to throw them in the sea! nothing sarky about it, it was just a special all women surf camp organized by Bay of Life and what a day it turned out to … Continued

Riding the waves

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  Meet Vignesh and Manikandan, fishermen-turned-surfers, who won top honours at the country’s first Surf Festival held in Orissa recently. Read More

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