Body Surfing

Body surfing is an extremely important skill for surfers to have. For safety it is important but also for fun and enjoyment, as well as understanding more about waves and the waves power. Come join us, come and experience the joy, the freedom and the adrenaline of playing in our Aquatic Playground!





1.5 Hours

Opening Season


Body Surfing is an important skill to learn for all surfers and surf sports athletes.

For those who do not know about or understand the term Body Surfing, this is where people catch waves with no equipment, no board, no paddle, nothing but their body and the wave. It is optional to wear fins (flippers) or have a hand plane or hand surfer but for most of us, these are not used and are definitely not required to get into body surfing.

Any body who can swim and has confidence in the ocean and surf can body surf as there is no equipment required. Firstly, body surfing is great fun! Catching and riding a wave purely with your body and skill is very enjoyable. It is also an excellent skill so a surfer can learn and understand about waves, the power of waves and this can be a great help when surfing or any other surf sport.

For safety, it is also important. If our in the waves and you lose your board or other craft, it allows someone to get back to the beach must faster and easier. It is a thrilling way of riding the waves, challenging of course but great fun. The bigger it gets, also the more skills and confidence you must have and the better swimmer you need to be and also the braver you also need to be.

Everyone can begin body surfing. Even those who are not strong swimmers can still learn and practice their body surfing in waist deep water, where they can catch the wave and try to stay with that wave all the way to the shore and sand! We include body surfing into our surfing programs, our surf skills programs, lifeguard training and waterman training programs. 

Body surfing is also a component of our Surfing Certification Programs as well.

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Surf Safety

We also provide other basic information in all of our lessons including basic information about the ocean and the surf, safety tips and other information important for the beginner to know as they learn to surf.

Safety is ALWAYS our priority and number one concern in all the lessons and sessions, no matter the discipline or level or participant. Our instructors use their skills, knowledge and experience to decide on where the best place to complete the session is, where the waves are best and importantly where the safest conditions are.

Indica Surf School prides itself on providing sessions to all levels and abilities in a range of sports and disciplines where our participants have the greatest time and feel safety at all times.

What Will You Learn?

In these sessions you will learn to body surf and improve your body surfing skills. Starting out in shallow water, you will progress through to deeper water as you get better. We will be covering types of waves, how to catch waves, body position while catching and then riding the wave, maximising the distance ridden and then begin to move to bigger waves, unbroken waves and start to turn and traverse across the waves

As a body surfer, you will also start to learn and understand the feeling of waves and the power of waves. This is a great help and assistance to a surfer what ever type of craft they are riding.

Honestly…The Best Experience You’ll Have!

Jim Hughes - Surf Development Manager, Surfing Australia 2011-2017

“I had a lovely time at Indica Surf School. As a beginner I got many help and I was able to stand up on my first day already! The accommodation was also perfect, very peaceful! Thank you!”
Villo Lantos Trip Advisor
“One of most amazing things to try out, extremely friendly instructors. I am a novice in surfing but the trainers helped me, encouraged and gave good tips to catch waves. Thanks for that. Would recommend everyone to try from here.”
Durga Lakshmipathy Trip Advisor
“I took a 5 day surf course with Indica Surf School. This was the most amazing experience I have ever had in my life. The Instructors are Highly professional and experienced. Food was really amazing and the rooms provided were clean and thorou... Read More
Pranit Patil Trip Advisor

Surf Lessons

We offer a range of options, a range of packages and number of types of lessons to ensure we can provide comprehensive surf lessons to all of our surfers. We have our Surf School bases in Mangalore, Karnataka and Dapoli, Maharashtra and would love to welcome you in one of our schools.
Beginner Surf Lessons

Learn To Surf

Experience the thrills of surfing with us. We offer Indian Surfing's best, most fun and comprehensive lessons!

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Intermediate Lessons

Once you have learnt the basics, it is time for you to get out there and practice. Surf, surf and surf some more!!

Advanced Coaching

Advanced Coaching

Mix it with the best Indian surfers. Keep training with us and doing our high performance surf coaching program.

Beginner Surf Lessons

School Camps

We offer comprehensive educational camp options for students that can lead to internationally recognized qualifications.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Stand Up Paddleboarding

SUP is a sport that anyone can take part in. We include flatwater, surf, racing, downwinding & SUP Foiling

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Learn To Foil

Experience the most insane addictive new aquatic sport of foiling. Feel what it is like to fly on water.