Surfing Swami Foundation presents the 3rd edition of "Bolas Mantra Grom Search" 2022. The competition, which was held on Panambur beach, was a grand success that saw great talents displaying quality surfing from young girls and boys from the Mangalore region. KG Nath, deputy chairman, of NMPT, was also present as the chief guest for the event.

The event was flagged off by Gaurav Hegde, director of the Surfing Swami Foundation.

Head Judge Shamanth Kumar said 25 athletes have taken part in this competition and that the talent among the athletes has improved significantly. The surfing schools such as Mantra Surf Club, Indica Surf School, and Mangalore Surf Club have been coaching children from the age of six.

Gaurav Hegde said "Surfing Swami Foundation provides free training, surfing equipment, and scholarship for 15 athletes every year. The best six competitors will be participating in the upcoming national event "Indian Open of Surfing" which will be held at the end of the month at Panambur beach.

The prize distribution ceremony took place post the competition and was distributed by KG Nath - Dy Chairman NMPT, and Rammohan Paranjape - VP for Surfing Federation of India.

Bolas Mantra Grom Search 2022

 

Boys preparing for the heat

 

Praveen attempting a cutback

 

Selva with a successful cutback

 

Happy groms

 

Just kissed the lip

 

Sanvi's not so big wave moment

 

Pradeep ripping

 

Ojal showing everyone how to fly

 

Head Judge Shamanth Kumar explaining how to win points

 

Sinchana in her zone

 

The youngest grommet

 

And she won the third price in girls (under 20)

 

Sinchana carrying home first price

 

Ojal bagged the 3rd place

 

Hanumantha bagged 2nd place

 

Praveena bagged 2nd place in the under 20 boys category

 

K G Nath, deputy chairman, NMPT, congratulating all the groms for their effort and commitment.