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About Kallialay Surf School
Juan and Samai Reboul, born in a small village off the coast of Spain, were not introduced to the world of surfing until they moved to Auroville, India in 95, at the ages of 9 and 10. It was here that a group of surfing pioneers allowed them their own boards with which they could plunge into their newfound passion, unaware that this would lead them towards their present situation. As years went by, their enthusiasm for surfing grew and soon they found themselves with a notorious reputation for their loud voices, large fin-like noses and the habit of ditching school to catch some waves. Today, their old teachers still laugh about how, on several occasions, they unsuccessfully attempted to drag the two boys off their boards and into class (the brothers were apparently oblivious to the shouting figures on the beach). Soon Juan and Samai realised that they wanted to make their passion into their profession, at which point they started giving classes to children and teenagers of Auroville and Pondicherry. Any lapses in their teaching abilities were filled when they helped out at their friends' surf school in south-west France. Gathered from their various experiences in the world of surf, Kallialay Surf School (KASS) was created in January 2009 as one of the first surf schools on the south east coast of India. Having surfed these waters for the past 14 years Juan and Samai know all about their surf spot. The peers' sand banks provide waves suitable for both beginners as well as advanced surfers. The brothers' knowledge of English, French, Spanish and Tamil along with professional, imported equipment (foam-boards with rubber fins) gives beginners from all around the world a perfect opportunity to catch their first waves and enjoy it in the heat and bustle of South India.
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Dhruva Madupalli wrote a review Dec 4
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The instructors are skilled, passionate, experienced and patient. An excellent way to learn the sport, and you will definitely leave with a smile on your face
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Tanya wrote a review Dec 3
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Lovely school to learn to surf (or take advanced surf lessons)! Instructors are ridiculously considerate, make their students super comfortable in the water, give clear instructions, and make the entire experience a lot of fun! We were able to stand up on our boards on day 1, and catch green waves by day 4. Juan, who runs the school, also takes great yoga lessons on his beautiful terrace. His adorable dog, and the coffee after getting out of the water is an added bonus! Can't wait to go back 🤙🏾
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Praachi Z wrote a review Nov 2021
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Had a great first surf experience with Kallialay Surf school. I was coached by Edi who was enthusiastic and supportive. His instructions were clear and thorough and safety measures were well explained. By the end of the first class I was able to stand up on the surfboard in the ocean twice. Definitely would recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Heena B wrote a review Nov 2021
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Couldn’t thank each one at the Kallialay enough for making my first ever surfing experience fun, engaging and memorable. What a great bunch of professionals. They really put their heart and soul in guiding you through Each of your sessions. Insightful, aware , inspiring yet patient . An ideal team to initiate your first time . I do recommend a minimum of 5 sessions to truly enjoy and fall in love with the board. These guys are a fabulous team from Juan, Edgar, xis sorry samay didn’t get a chance to be coached by you but the coffee chats were always delightful. Recommend them fully.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Meera wrote a review Oct 2021
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Kallialay has amazing instructors who motivate you to do your best at the sport. The sessions are extremely professional taking you through safety ,techniques and a lot more. The instructors were a ball of energy Which made every session exiting.While Surfing with kallialay, I had the best week of my life. I would tottaly recommend the surf school to anyone who wants to surf. Try doing five sessions atleast so you'll have more time to explore and understand what the sport is all about.
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Response from Kallialaysurfschool, Owner at Kallialay Surf School
Responded 5 weeks ago
Deeply Thank you for your review, it was a real pleasure having you surfing with us! Hope to see you again in the water, real soon ! KASS team
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