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The Journey of Mantra Surf Club

Embark on a Spiritual Surfing Journey with Mantra Surf Club: Shaping India’s Surfing Frontier

Welcome to the luminous world of Mantra Surf Club, where waves become a canvas for spiritual expression and the art of surfing intertwines with the ancient wisdom of India. Established as India’s pioneering surf club in 2004, we have ignited the passion for riding waves, introducing the thrill of surfing to our shores and welcoming the global surfing community to our tranquil haven.

Originating from the sun-kissed shores of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, USA, founders Jack Hebner and Rick Perry bring with them a legacy of surfing that traces back to 1963. As torchbearers of East Coast surf pioneers, they ventured beyond borders to kindle the flame of surfing in the heart of India. The result is a convergence of surf, spirituality, and health, fostering not only skilled surfers but also enriched souls.

Surfing is more than just a sport—it’s a sacred connection between body, mind, and the rhythmic pulse of the ocean. As the sun rises over the azure waters, the act of riding waves becomes a profound spiritual experience. Just as yoga and spiritual enlightenment have been integral to India’s heritage, so too does surfing symbolize an immersion into the depths of the cosmic ocean of consciousness. Each wave mirrors the journey of enlightenment, cresting higher until we merge with the ultimate truth.

Our journey began humbly, with just a handful of determined Indian surfers. We ushered in a new era, transforming the Indian coastline into a surf haven. Today, our beloved Mantra Surf Club echoes with the laughter of many, embodying the essence of surfing and spirituality. With over a billion souls in India, we nurtured a mere twelve surfers at our inception, six of whom now form the backbone of our club. This thriving community has rippled across both coasts, making surfing a cherished pursuit that transcends borders and cultures.

Nestled along the tranquil Shambhavi River, our remote beach becomes a canvas for dreams to unfold. As the sun bids adieu to the day, local children engage in spirited stand-up paddling and swimming, painting a picturesque evening against the canvas of the horizon. Mantra Surf Club isn’t just a place—it’s a vibrant tapestry where passion meets purpose, where souls seeking the thrill of the waves converge to embark on a transformative journey.

We invite you to ride the tides of change with us. Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating waves, explore the depths of yoga and spirituality, and become a part of our tribe. At Mantra Surf Club, surfing isn’t just a hobby; it’s a philosophy that transforms us into better individuals. Our mission is to shape India’s surfing future, create a thriving community, and nurture sustainable surfers who ride waves with reverence and harmony.

Join us as we ride waves, awaken spirits, and foster a healthier, more connected world through the art of surfing. The journey awaits, and we welcome you with open arms and salt-kissed smiles.

Explore the Enchanting Location

Nestled in the captivating beauty of Mulki, Mangalore on Karnataka’s pristine coastline, our surf school awaits your embarkation on a remarkable surfing journey. With picturesque beaches and perfect waves, Mulki offers an idyllic setting to start your surfing adventure.

Meet the Vibrant Souls Shaping the Waves of Mantra Surf Club

Discover the diverse and dedicated individuals who embody the spirit of Mantra Surf Club, shaping India’s surfing narrative with passion and purpose.

Kiran Kumar

An icon of India’s pioneering surf generation and a founding member of Mantra Surf Club, Kiran Kumar’s dedication and guest-centric approach drive the club’s heartwarming hospitality.

Shamanth Kumar

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A trailblazing surf instructor and judge, Shamanth Kumar stands as one of India’s finest. As the only Level 2 performance coach and ISA course presenter in India, he brings over a decade of instructing and national surf event judging to the crest.

Ravishankar Paranjape

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Guiding the club’s creative spirit, social media pulse, and online presence, Ravishankar Paranjape is also a head instructor with an unrelenting passion for surfing, cycling, photography, and visual storytelling.

Rammohan Paranjape

Capturing the essence of surf through his lens, Ram Paranjape holds the title of India’s only surf photographer. An early member of Mantra Surf Club and Vice President of Surfing Federation of India, he’s a driving force in both artistry and leadership.

Kishore Kumar

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From the dawn of India’s surf awakening, Kishore Kumar’s legacy continues as a founding Mantra Surf Club member and Surfing Federation of India’s pillar. His surf-related ventures, along with Ram, shape the country’s surf landscape.

Gaura Nataraj

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Harmonizing the kitchen and online guest interactions, Gaura Nataraj, our yoga instructor, infuses his serene teachings with culinary expertise, nourishing both body and soul.

Meet our trained surf instructors

The passionate individuals who ride the waves of knowledge and share their expertise to shape your surfing journey.

M. Selvam


Meet Selva, a vibrant 18-year-old who embarked on his surfing journey four years ago. Since then, he has become a local surfing champion, igniting the surf stoke within the community and beyond.

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Passionate and dedicated, Pramod is an incredible surf instructor with a natural talent for teaching. With personalized lessons, he expertly guides students on their surfing journey.

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From online discovery to ISA certification, Shahanawaz’s journey is inspiring. He teaches with patience, embodying the surf lifestyle he always envisioned.

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Meet Ashoka, our spirited surf instructor known for his lively presence and playful nature. He brings adventure and creativity to every lesson, ensuring a unique and thriving surf experience for all.

Team Collaborators

The Faces Behind Our Success: Meet the incredible individuals who stand by us, lend their support, and contribute to the spirit of Mantra Surf Club. From advisors to well-wishers, these individuals are an integral part of our journey.

Mr. Gaurav Hegde


Gaurav Hegde’s unwavering support and guidance have been pivotal to our journey, especially within the Surfing Swami Foundation. A stand-up paddleboarding enthusiast, his daughters also share in the surfing fervor, embodying our vibrant community spirit.

Saumya Dubey

Saumya Dubey

Communications & Branding

Saumya Dubey is our tech savvy surf instructor who started off as a guest, became a volunteer and now became full time member of the Mantra family. She loves surfing, Paddle boarding and everything related to tech. 

Akash Shetty - SUP athlete

Akash Shetty

Fitness Trainer & SUP Athlete

Meet akash , a national level SUP athlete , entrepreneur and a fitness coach . He trains the kids under the SSF with a goal to elevate the SUP standards in India

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Shreyas Anchan

Team Member

Meet Shreyas, a local friend and dedicated member of the Mantra Surf Club. Always ready to support us, Shreyas is an adventurous soul who is up for new experiences and aspires to capture them through his photography.

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Madhukar Kudva

Team Member

Meet Madhukar, a dedicated SUP enthusiast and a valuable local friend. With strong ties to the regional business community, he has consistently supported and aided us in our endeavors and initiatives.

Sunset Spectacles and Local Vibes:

As the sun dips below the horizon, watch the magical transformation of the sky and river into a canvas of vibrant colors. You’ll witness local children swimming, engaging in stand-up paddling, and honing their skills, infusing the atmosphere with youthful energy and inspiration.

A Sanctuary of Surf and Soul:

Mantra Surf Club resonates with the spirit of surf, encouraging you to relive the thrill of being young and adventurous. Whether you’re riding the waves, practicing yoga on the beach, or sharing stories by the bonfire, you’ll find yourself revitalized by the rejuvenating blend of nature and camaraderie.

A Home Away from Home:

Mantra Surf Club is more than a place to stay; it’s where you’ll find a second home and become part of an extended family. From seasoned surfers to beginners, our community welcomes all with open arms, fostering connections that go beyond your time with us.

Activities and Experiences:

  • Surfing: Dive into the exhilarating world of surfing with our expert instructors guiding you through the waves and helping you master the art of riding the surf.

  • Kayaking: Glide through the tranquil waters of the River Shambhavi, exploring its scenic beauty and discovering hidden corners.

  • Local Exploration: Immerse yourself in the local culture, visit temples, witness festivals, and interact with the vibrant communities that define coastal Karnataka.

  • Yoga and Wellness: Rebalance your body and mind with our yoga sessions, enhancing your flexibility, focus, and relaxation.
  • Stand-Up Paddling: Embark on a journey of balance and serenity as you glide across the river, soaking in the picturesque surroundings and enjoying the rhythm of the water.

  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in a culinary journey at our in-house cafe, savoring delicious vegetarian meals that nourish both body and soul.

Mantra Surf Club isn’t just a destination; it’s an experience that invites you to rejuvenate your spirit, embrace adventure, and forge connections that will last a lifetime. Join us in celebrating the thrill of surf, the beauty of nature, and the joy of community at Mantra Surf Club.