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.