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India’s Next Surf Star, 18-YO Karnataka Girl Has Won 6 Consecutive International Medals!
Karnataka's Tanvi Jagadish, a rising surf star. Image Credit: Tanvi Jagadish

India’s Next Surf Star, 18-YO Karnataka Girl Has Won 6 Consecutive International Medals!

Karnataka’s Tanvi Jagadish, is all set to travel to France and Singapore to compete.

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Tanvi Jagadish, the surfer and stand-up paddling (SUP) champion from Mangaluru, Karnataka is all set to compete internationally.

According to a report in the Times of India, the 18-year-old will be participating in two international prestigious surfing events, to be held in the coming months.

Tanvi will be the sole Indian participant at the first event—the famous Singapore Ocean Cup which is scheduled to be held on November 17th and 18th.

Karnataka's Tanvi Jagadish, a rising surf star. Image Credit: Tanvi Jagadish
Karnataka’s Tanvi Jagadish, a rising surf star. Image Credit: Tanvi Jagadish

Paris SUP Crossing, the second event, will be held in the second week of December, and she may be accompanied by another participant.

Tanvi is entering both the competitions on a high—she is fresh off a 6-medal international haul, and these two mega-events will prepare her for the 2024 Surfing World Cup.

Like any other athlete, Tanvi puts in a lot of effort into her sport. Speaking to TOI, she said that she wakes up at 3:30 a.m. and after an hour of meditation and yoga, she begins her surfing practice by around 5:30 a.m.

To make sure that she has maximum practice time, she has shifted residence, from NIT-K to her grandmother’s house at Mulki, Karnataka, which is a 10-minute walk from the Mantra Surf Club.

Spending 4-5 hours in the water is not alien for Tanvi, who then puts in further work to train her mind and body. Her current trainer is Hayden Rhodes, who has been helping people athletes across the world to improve their performance in the disciplines of surfing and snowboarding.

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Tanvi’s road to surfing glory isn’t without roadblocks. As surfing is still at its earliest stages in India, she has received no government support in pursuing the watersport. The lack of funding has already started impacting this young star’s career—she had to miss out on participating in the World Cup, to be held in China next month.


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Taking into account the lack of government support, Tanvi is looking for sponsors who would be interested in backing her attempt to bring laurels back to the country.

We wish Karnataka’s Tanvi the very best, and sincerely hope that she rides the wave to success in her chosen field.

Those wishing to help Tanvi, can contact her via her official page, here.

(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)

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