Surfing in Chennai, India
Chennai, India is a big bustling city but not far away are some fun and exotic surf spots. This report is for Mahabalipuram which is about an hour from the Chennai airport.
Break Type: Beach
Ambience: The beach is tucked right next to the town. There are a temple at the end of the beach. The beach is not the cleanest I've been too and the water is a little polluted but not terribly so. Just try not to swallow too much of it. Definitiely travel with some Imodium or your preferred diarrhea medicine.
Main Surf Spot: Mahabalipuram
Link to current conditions: Surfline
Public Parking: Street parking.
Public Showers: No.
Public Restrooms: No.
Transportation: Do yourself a favor an get a driver. The streets are very crowded and I don't recommend driving. If you stay in the resort here, take a tuk-tuk to Mumu Surf School. Put in here are surf back to the resoirt. You can do this all day!
Nearest Airport: Chennai (MAA).
Alternative Surf Spots
Kovalam Beach - about 20 minutes to the north.
Many options in town. Go for grilled fish prepared simply.