I had amazing four days at the Ashram Surf Retreat. I was traveling solo in India for work, and I took some vacation. I had never surfed before (other than a one hour lesson a few years ago), so I took lessons every morning (about three hours or 8-10 or 12). By the third day, I could catch some of my own waves and stand up consistently. The coaching is really good, encouraging, and effective. And the beach is incredible. Totally clear, no crowds, and warm water. After surfing, there is brunch and then relaxing at the Ashram. The guys living there are so fun to talk to and hang out with. They have a really good attitude and love of life. In the afternoon we would go out kayaking or stand up paddle boarding on the river. I loved the combination of water activities, great food, and perfect company with other guests and Ashram members. Could not recommend this unique adventure more!