first_imgMangalore, May 22 (PTI) The Surfing Federation of India, the sports national governing body, has announced the launch of the second edition of the Indian open of Surfing. The two-day event is set to get underway at Mangalurus Sasihithlu Beach from May 26. Ishita Malaviya, Tanvi Jagdish, Manikandan, Murthy Megavan and Dharani will be among the top Indian surfers to compete at the event. Indian Open of Surfing president Kishore Kumar said, “Over the years surfing has gained the stature of an important sport especially in the coastal villages of the country. It has become a way of life for the fishermen communities. “With the rise in number of participants expected at the Indian Open of Surfing, it is certain that we are looking at a better wave of surfers coming out. We are expected to see better competition.” Though the competition will see a few international surfers like Maldivian Ismail Miguel in the open category, it will be interesting to see how the Indians fare. PTI AH AHlast_img