When we first arrived in Varkala there were no local people surfing at all – and we were adamant that we would share the stoke with any local who showed an interest. For the first two seasons that meant taking new friends along with us on our surf trips and lessons some mornings, but that was just one or two folks at a time. So after that we decided to up the ante and advertise a proper weekly surf club. 

Today, surf club is led by Sujith, Praveen and Jithu – all surf club alumni who learnt to surf with us back in the day, and who are now fully qualified instructors who coach guests from around the world every day. 

We sent out our resident photographer Jamie on a recent session, to capture some of the next generation in action.

All photos: Jamie Mitchell.

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