CHENNAI: Over a decade ago, a fisherman had a dream — to graduate from a piece of driftwood and use a fancy, shining surf board like the foreigners who came to the waves off Covelong Point. Today, that same man has opened a swanky surf school that has a cafe, changing rooms and plenty of gear — and it’s right on the beach front. Now with plenty of surf boards, safety gear and suits that are a big draw for the city’s surf-inclined youth, he’s set for a whole new chapter.
Murthy Megavan, had the Covelong Point Social Surf School inaugurated last weekend with some of the people who have supported him all the way through. Arun Vasu, TT Logistics is one of them. Having supported Murthy’s dream with plenty of funds and networking, he has been with the surfer and surf instructor as he has trained the other fisher youth to surf the waves.
Murthy and company have opened this school after having won a stream of national and international surfing competitions — bringing attention and fame to their fledgling sport, despite the lack of widespread attention or acclaim.