Django Unchained Project!

We spotted Django a few months back as a pup close to The Shaka Surf Club dragging her back legs on the concrete ,bleeding from her legs and living in the shadows. We tried tempting her with biscuits but she was too scared of people to even come take the biscuit. After many failed attempts we decided the only way was to chase her down and catch her!

The next time we spotted her, it was go time! Vishal, Shaan, Deekshith and I (Tushar) got  a bedsheet , a cardboard box and began the chase. Django was bad ass (hence the name) and was way harder to catch than we thought! After almost half an hour of running through the village from one house to the other we managed to catch her and bring her back to Camp Namaloha! She was scared but at the same time realized we were not there to hurt her!

Our neighbors, Shibanraj (super rad surfer) and his family love dogs just as much as us and as soon as we got django to the camp Shiban’s mom immediately got some herbal medicine and cleaned her wounds.

The next day we worked on the wheel chair but Django was not strong enough the test it out, she was also way too tiny. Fast forward four months , after living and being cared for by all the groms at the surf club and especially Sadasiva and Shubha ( Shibanraj’s mom n dad) Django looked ready to test out the wheel chair we had made months back. This is the video of that trial run we did, stay tuned for the final wheel chair!!



Boardbags and Happiness!

Michael decided to fund raise and gather donations from his surf community, friends and family back in Santa Cruz, California, for The Shaka Surf Club. He received a lot of love and support from everyone and was able to fill two large coffin board bags with 8 boards and bring them past customs , security all by himself! So we wanted to showcase his story and his time hanging with us at The Shaka Surf Club.
If you want to donate any surf/skate related equipment but don’t think you can do it like Michael did then you can do it through our partner Beyond The Surface International. Email us :, . Also see


Super Cape- Ablibites Workshop!

Beyond the Surface International and Super Cape-abilities came down to The Shaka Surf Club , to show us that everyone can be a super hero!!

Super Cape-abilities headquarters believes that every single person on this planet has a super power – that force that transcends time and stands each individual in their element. But to become a super hero, we first need to understand ourselves and our own potential.



We are beyond stoked to share with you ‘A Rising Tide- The India Surf Story’ a short documentary surf film we created with Mosambi Juice Productions in association with Quiksilver India!

‘A Rising Tide’ is a short documentary surf film, created by Indian surfer/filmmaker trio Tushar Pathiyan, Ishita Malaviya and Krish Makhija in association with Quiksilver India.

In a country with a population of 1.2 billion and just over a hundred surfers, the film sets out to explore the journey of some of India’s pioneer surfers, their humble surf beginnings and their deep connection with the ocean.

Through interviews with local watermen we celebrate the joy of riding waves and the aloha spirit of the Indian surf tribe. As the numbers of surfers in the country keep growing each day, we hope that these stories may never be lost and shall help create a deeper sense of surf community in India.

The first documentary surf film to come out of India, ‘A Rising Tide’ features pioneer surfers Mukesh Panjanathan, Jack ‘Swami’ Hebner, Velu Murugan, Satyaraj Das, Tushar Pathiyan, Ishita Malaviya, Kishore Kumar, Kiran Kumar, Spandan Banerjee, Rahul Malaney, Shamanth Kumar, Murthy Megavan, Melville Anthony Smythe, Kalyan Raithi, Hari Varma, D. Anudeep and Nissam Yoshikawa.

We hope you enjoy watching this film! These stories deserve to be shared, so please spread the love!  😀





It has been so amazing working with our good friend Emi Koch and her NGO Beyond the Surface International! (<– follow her here) She fit right into our little Shaka Family and we’ve been busy with some fun and exciting projects with kids from our surf club!

This one is an upcycling initiative! Over a course of two weeks we conducted regular beach clean-ups, and collected hundreds of plastic bottles, rubber slippers and heaps of trash. These materials were then converted into bricks, to construct a beautiful bench for our good friend Arun’s sea-food restaurant right on the beach. The project was a huge success and we’re so proud of our young groms!

Yeww check it out! 😀


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