The ocean is for everyone

Chennai's First- Since 2011
State Accredited Surf School
Chennai's safest shallow beach
Blue Flag Certified Beach
12 Years
5 Awards, 18 certifications
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Celebrating 12 years of safe surfing in Chennai. Since 2011 - ECR, Chennai

State Government Authorised, Safety Certified Surf School.

Learn to Surf with us in Kovalam a.ka Covelong, on ECR Chennai. Experience an unique beach, shallowest in Chennai,  clean, safe and blue flag certified beach facility. 

Surfing in Chennai, Ocean sport & Ocean literacy

Great fun comes with great knowledge of the ocean. Bay of Life combines knowledge, Ocean science and sport in the teaching methodologies for a wholesome and proper introduction to the world of ocean sports and surfing in Chennai.

Surfing in Chennai Kovalam/Covelong

Learn surfing at Bay of Life, Chennai’s first accredited surf school. Our surf spot is beginner friendly, shallow & clean. Join our well rounded institution to get you initiated and you are sure to discover an ocean of joy

Format: Experiences, Classes and Structured courses

Kayaking in Chennai

We introduced flat water & Ocean Kayaking in Chennai. Now Kayaking is closer to home than ever, situated in Kovalam on ECR. Bay of Life offers discover, ocean and pro Kayaking courses. Kayaking in Chennai was never this approachable.

Format: Experiences, Classes and Structured courses & Rentals

Team outing Chennai

Chennai’s favorite team outing activity. Ideal for corporates and clubs.

Customised, exclusive, nothing like you experienced before.

For Friends & Family groups and Corporate groups

Ocean Swim Chennai

Learn with the pioneers of ocean swim and ocean literacy in India, Bay of Life is Chennai’s first surf school. First accredited in India, fully certified crew from NOLS (USA), WMI (USA) , SFI (IND) , NIWS ( Goa). With more than 9 years experience in the ocean Bay of Life has trained over 8000 men and women, including 8 year olds in ocean sport. Get on board.

Format: Introductory Session & Course

Standup Paddling Chennai ECR

Learn from the introducers of paddleboarding in India, fully certified team and Limca record holders. A team worth your time and effort. By far the most easiest and fastest growing water sport in the world

Format: Experiences, Classes and Structured courses & Rentals

Ocean safety

Make the ocean your playground. Learn to read the ocean like a book, learn to float in the ocean, understand currents, wave science and more.

Instructors: Showkath, Siddharth, Kamesh, Micheal

Based on 1024 reviews
senthil shravan
senthil shravan
Myself and my wife went for surfing. Instructors were punctual and knowledgeable. We had some practice session on land and went to the beach. We had so much fun and will definitely go with bay of life again
Sushmithaa Rao
Sushmithaa Rao
It was my first ever surfing experience and bay of life made it so smooth! The instructor KAVI MANI explained the process really well and was always there with us to ensure safety and guiding us through the surfing technics. They got Experienced instructions and they made our surfing experience great!
Joe Littler
Joe Littler
Fantastic experience for beginners!
Abhinav Nair
Abhinav Nair
Instructor Kavi was patient and guided us safely through the whole session. We will be back!
hari sudarshan
hari sudarshan
Right from the time of contacting the organisation, making the booking and meeting the trainer, it was as smooth and easy as it gets. Went for ocean swimming after a long time and the trainer-kavi mani, was too good in explaining the theoretical aspects of the ocean(the waves, current, tides, winds etc) and the technique for ocean swimming. Went like 200-400mtr into the sea and it was an amazing experience.
deepa vasanthi chinnadurai
deepa vasanthi chinnadurai
Kayaking was a new experience for me it was very nice,I saw many pelicans and birds the water was very clear and the area was neat , and there was a coach who taught how to balance the water and peddle overall I loved it.
Shruthi Hariharan
Shruthi Hariharan
Enjoyed the well guided “Discover Kayaking” session immensely! The instructor was very thorough and friendly. The kayaking session including an almost 2-3 km stretch of paddling followed by 30 mins of riding waves. Will definitely suggest this session for kayaking beginners!
Gnanasekaran MMF
Gnanasekaran MMF
It's really unforgettable moments. No need to fear at all for not knowing swimming.
Anandhi Rajasekar
Anandhi Rajasekar
Bay of Life is amazing!! I've taken their surfing courses a couple of times, and each experience has been unforgettable and thrilling. The teachers are excellent and very patient, and take the time to explain everything.

The team

Bay of Life team is a rare mix of surf instructors, biologists, lifeguards, instructors, engineers and conservationists united by one common passion – the ocean. With safety and expertise certifications from NOLS USA, WMI USA, NIWS (IND), and the International Surfing Association, we have built a team that is knowledgeable, dedicated and approachable.

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Bay of life was formally created in 2011 to bring about awareness on ocean conservation through sport, education and community involvement. 

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  • Call us : 99404 16396 / 9940488880
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  • Location: 300 mts before Taj Vivanta, Kovalam, ECR, Chennai

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