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5 Days Beginners Windsurfing Surf Camp in India

Surf Camp India

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

India has a massive coastline and some of the best locations to learn windsurfing in the world! The eastern coast of India receives stable and strong trade winds almost nine months per year, offering you a really long surfing season. Windsurfing is an extreme sport, but anyone who is fond of it can become a good windsurfer. The ocean in all of its shades of blues makes it perfect to plonk, swim around or indulge in a good book. Come experience a little something in this surfing heaven!

Meet the instructors

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  • 12 hours of surf lesson
  • Introduction to windsurfing
  • Understanding wind direction and conditions
  • Communication and safety and board and sails recovery
  • Windsurf board and sail rigging set up
  • Level 1 certification upon completion
  • 4 nights beach accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Quest Asia accommodation is located on an island. Tamil Nadu is scenic, the waters are blue, the horses are wild, the peacocks are plenty, and the people are curious. Surrounded by sand, the beach and the ocean are just a few feet away.

In an attempt to blend in with the surroundings, Quest Asia has a couple of simple beach huts and tented accommodation in Kathadi South. There are common washrooms with solar-powered showers. The two beach huts, perfectly designed for tropical conditions, are furnished with twin beds and the capacity to add an extra bed, if required.

All rooms are equipped with fresh linen, fans, and charging points. There are also four tent pods, designed for budget travelers, that can comfortably accommodate two people. There are two other tent pods, designed for larger groups who would like to stay together, that can comfortably accommodate four to six people.


Quest Asia will introduce you to various aspects of windsurfing, and teach you how to hone various skills on land before performing on water, all the while learning the safety rules. You will learn how to keep safe by learning how to assess the wind and physical location, use the safety systems, manage proper equipment, set-up, and control the windsurf equipment.

Beginner course

  • Introduction to windsurfing
  • Understanding wind direction and conditions for windsurfing
  • Equipment and safety devices
  • Windsurf board and sail rigging set up
  • Board handling
  • Beach starts
  • Communication and safety
  • Board and sails recovery


Jehan Driver
Working with real travellers helped Jehan hone his skills to build something as beautiful as Quest Asia. He has been accumulating many instructor certifications in various adventure sports. After studying management at Queenstown Resort College, New Zealand, he decided to setup a kiteboarding school on Rameshwaram island. He worked hard to raise awareness about the sport and the possibilities of creating athletes who could be competition-ready in a few years. Jehan started creating trips that have all the elements of hard adventure, but at an easy pace, that are extreme, but also comfortable.


Quest Asia windsurf school is located in the state of Tamil Nadu, on the south east coast of India. The channel between India and Sri Lanka is dotted with islands and surf spots. Wind blows at an average of 18 to 25 knots all day every day during the summer season, which is April to September. In the winter season, which is December to March, you get afternoon winds of 15 to 20 knots.



  • Cycling nearby
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming


  • Beach
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Hammock
  • Special menu request


  • Free Wi-Fi


Prices are inclusive of complimentary breakfast and tea or coffee. Lunch and dinner can be pre-ordered as a whole meal, or one can choose from the fixed small eats menu. The meals consist of fresh sea food, organic veggies coupled with lentils and rice or Indian bread. Quest Asia caters to a variety of flavors and welcomes your participation in adding your own touch to the menu. Since the location is remote, you should inform about your meal preferences in advance. Barbecues can also be organised on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)


One of the best ways to explore India is by bicycle. There are scenic coastlines, mighty mountains, mouth water food, culture rich deserts, mystical forests, and architectural wonders. The thoroughly researched routes, with all the required elements, make a perfect cycling holiday in India.

Kayaking tours

Nica Surfing operates a variety of kayaking trips on a daily basis in the pristine blue waters of the Gulf of Mannar and Palk bay, which is easily accessed from the base camp. The most important factor for a safe and enjoyable kayak trip is the quality of your guide and the interpretation of the biodiversity in the Gulf of Mannar. Kayaking guides at Nica Surfing have earned various international certificates and have proven their worth by winning national competitions as well.

Kitesurfing tours

A kitesurfing safari in India can be the most authentic experience of your life. India is one of the best kept secrets in the kitesurfing world, having thousands of kilometers of unexplored lagoons, wave spots, and a crazy wind season which extends to almost 10 months every year!

SUP tours

Stand up paddling is an easier way to surf waves or just paddle the waters. The sport is fun when your balance is challenged by ripples or small waves in the water when you get started. In time, it is all part of the fun. Some skill learning followed by some practice, and you are good to explore, maybe even paddle around the islands. On a good sunny day, the hues of blue are enough to get you smiling and feeling satisfied, if you’re lucky you might even spot some marine life as a bonus to the exploration.

Other activities

In your free time you can enjoy kayaking, rafting, surfing, wakeboard, hot air ballooning, rickshaw safari, jeep safari, cycling, walking tours, trekking, snorkeling, and workshops.

What's included

  • 2 windsurfing beginner courses
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Beach transfers from windsurf school
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily breakfast
  • Instructor fee
  • Level 1 certification
  • Safety gear
  • Windsurfing equipment rentals

What's not included

  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Flight
  • Transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Madurai Airport (IXM).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
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