Surfing in Varkala
Surfing in Varkala
Surfing in Varkala
Surfing in Varkala

Surfing in Varkala

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Varkala, Kerala

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What will you experience


Stunning landscapes


Experienced surfing instructors


Experience thrill of surfing


Ride strong waves


Budget-friendly cost


With surfing equipment's

About the Activity

Activity LocationSouth Cliff Varkala
Activity Timings06:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Activity Duration1.5 Hours
Instructor TypeISA
Age Limit Above 5 Years

About Varkala:

  • Varkala is a popular tourist destination in the Indian state of Kerela which is known for its stunning cliffs, pristine beaches and famous temples.
  • From the various adventure activities, Varkala has gained popularity as a surfing destination among the various adventure activities, especially at South Cliff Varkala.

About Surfing in Varkala:

  • Filled with enthusiasm reach the surfing activity location on the sandy shores of South Cliff Varkala.
  • The sight of the Arabian Sea along with the surfboards lined on the shore will ignite you with a sense of adventure.
  • There you will meet our crew of experienced instructors which is ISA type who will guide you through the activity and safety briefings.
  • Under the guidance of these ISA instructors, you will learn the basics of paddling, balancing, and manoeuvring the board.
  • The gentle waves will provide the perfect playground for beginners where you can start Surfing in Varkala Beach.
  • After focusing on perfecting your techniques, and catching the waves at the right moment, you will be ready to glide over the waves independently.
  • The stunning cliffs of Varkala will serve as a picturesque backdrop when you are gliding your surf over the waves.
  • Catching the final waves of the day with the sun setting behind the cliffs will provide you with a surreal experience of a total of 1.5 hours for a lifetime.

Package Option


1.5 Hours

1799 per person


1.5 Hours
  • ISA Certified Instructor
  • 30 Mins of Training
  • Best Quality Safety Gears
  • Learn Surfing Techniques
  • 60 Mins of Surfing Lessons
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Any Food Expenses
  • Any Travel Expenses


  • 1.5 hours includes briefing time, training time, and the actual surfing time.

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Know before you book

Age Limit:

  • The Age limit for surfing in Varkala is above 5 years. Children below the age of 5 years are not permitted.

Safety Equipment:

  • Safety is our top priority so we provide all the necessary safety equipment to ensure your well-being. Please check the inclusions and exclusions of our packages for further clarification. 

Weather Awareness:

  • Surfing is a weather-dependent activity. Therefore, if the prevailing weather conditions are not conducive to the activity, it might get postponed or cancelled. 

Health and Fitness requirements:

  • If you have any of the following medical conditions/issues, you need a prior consultation with a doctor before participating in the activity: Mental Health Conditions - Pregnancy - Allergies to Marine Life - Severe Joint Issues, Back Pain or Injuries - Respiratory Health Issues such as Asthma - Heart Attacks.

Experienced Instructor:

  • You are ensured with an ISA-type instructor who will guide you throughout your surfing journey. Surfing with a guide ensures safety.

Dress Appropriately:

  • Wear suitable surf attire, including a wetsuit, rash guard, and comfortable swimwear, to ensure comfort and protection while in the water.

Follow the Rules:

  • Always follow the surfing guidelines and beach rules provided by the instructor, promoting safety and order in the surf zone.

Respect the Environment:

  • Protect the natural environment by avoiding littering, respecting marine life, and following the "Leave No Trace" principle.

Book in Advance:

  • It is advisable to secure your surf sessions with us by booking well in advance, especially during peak seasons, to ensure availability and preferred time slots.

Alcoholic Restrictions:

  • Participants with any drug or alcoholic intake will not be entertained. 

Things to Carry

  • Wetsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Water-Resistant Watch
  • Beach Towel
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • UA Voucher

Frequently Asked Quetions

Is it worth trying surfing in Varkala Beach?

Yes, in terms of adventure activity, it is worth trying Surfing in Varkala Beach with serene landscapes and rapid waves the beach offers the perfect destination for water sports.

What are the surf conditions in Varkala?

The forecast predicts a primary swell of 1ft and 14s period, with a secondary swell of 1ft and 6s. The wind is expected to be cross-offshore when the swell arrives.

What is the minimum age of children for surfing?

The minimum age of children for surfing is around 6-8 years depending upon the operators and their rules. Although kids are allowed to surf under the supervision of their parents.

What is the per person cost of surfing in Varkala?

The surfing in Varkala cost per person ranges from 1500INR to 3000INR depending upon the timings of the surf and the season you are going in.

What should we wear when going to surfing in Varkala?

Participants are suggested to wear a rash guard or wetsuit to protect their skin from the sun and the surfboards.

Is it safe to go surfing in Varkala?

Yes, it is completely safe to go surfing in Varkala because of our experienced instructors and guides. They will accompany you through out the activity.

Can we make online bookings for the activity?

Yes, you can make an online booking for a surfing activity in Varkala as it will provide you with a fixed sport at a suitable time.

What is the minimum time of surfing?

The minimum time for the surfing activity is 1.5 hours. You can select the time duration you want from different packages.

Are the surfing equipment's provided?

Yes, the necessary surfing equipment is provided by our team during the time you go surfing.

What is the best time to visit Varkala?

The best time to go surf in Varkala is between October to March when the weather is pleasant and the sky is clear.

Where can you go surfing in Varkala?

You can go to Papanasam beach, Black beach and the Kappil beach. These beaches provide consistent waves which are suitable for surfing.

Do you have to be strong as surfers?

As surfers, it is essential to have a strong physique. The upper body strength is crucial to providing intense bursts of paddle power, which enables us to catch waves. Once we are up and riding, strong legs will assist us in powering through turns and displacing water.

Should you eat before surfing?

Eating a carbohydrate-rich meal 2-4 hours before the first heat is a good goal. Choosing good quality carbs for long-lasting fuel is a good idea.

What is Varkala famous for?

Varkala is famous for Janardana Swami Temple, an important Vaishnavaite shrine in India. Also, it offers various serene landscapes around some of its beaches which attracts a lot of tourists.

How can you reach to Varkala?

The nearest airport to Varkala is Trivandrum Airport.

The nearest railway station from Varkala is Trivandrum and Kochi station

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