Who doesn’t like festivities by the ocean? Since 2013, Chennai has been slightly pleased with the annual Covelong Level Surf, Music and Yoga Competition. The pageant additionally has loyal followers flocking in from Bengaluru, Puducherry, Delhi… Naturally, the frustration was enormous when it needed to take a break for the final two years given the pandemic. Nonetheless, the telephone at Surf Turf has been ringing with keen attendees calling to investigate concerning the subsequent version.
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“In 2021, once we organised the browsing competitors, there have been enquiries concerning the pageant as properly,” says Arun Vasu, president of Browsing Federation of India, managing accomplice — Surf Turf, and managing director of TT Group. (The three organisations are additionally organisers of the occasion). He needed to disappoint the callers, as a result of final 12 months’s was a competition-only occasion and strictly for individuals. This time, he has excellent news: The Covelong Traditional – Surf, Music and Health Competition is coming again on August 5, 6 and seven..
“Ever for the reason that announcement on Surf Turf’s social media web page, barely per week in the past, individuals have been combating for stall house,” laughs Vasu, who’s finalising the stalls and the lineup for reside music and leisure. This version may have a stage inside Surf Turf, dealing with out in the direction of the seaside.
Other than the same old flea market, and stalls teeming with meals and exercise, there’s a concentrate on health this time. Which explains why there’s a slight change within the title of the pageant. The concept is to showcase completely different types of actions one can practise. There will probably be yoga, volleyball, slacklining, and Chennai-based Wild Warrior will organise impediment course racing periods on the seaside. A brand new addition would be the skateboarding competitors.
At its core, the occasion stays a severe competitors, that includes Nationwide and Asian browsing and stand-up paddling competitions with individuals from throughout India, and Maldives, Bali, Malaysia, and the Philippines, to call a number of.
“The format is altering a bit, now that browsing is within the Olympics,” says Vasu. The main focus is on grooming younger expertise aged 15 and beneath 15, from across the nation.
The final version of the Covelong pageant in 2019 noticed a footfall of 20,000 throughout three days. Vasu just isn’t positive what to anticipate this time, provided that COVID-19 nonetheless continues to be a degree of concern. However then, it’s powerful to disregard the decision of the ocean, wind and surf.
For particulars, examine Surf Turf India on Instagram.