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!!
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com . Also see beyondthesurfaceinternational.org
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.
‘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! 😀
– TUSHAR AND ISHITA
The monsoons are almost over and we’re stoked to announce our Early Bird Offer!!!
BOOK NOW and receive a 10% DISCOUNT on your Surf Lesson during the upcoming Surf Season, starting October! HURRY! Early Bird gets the best waves!
Offer Valid till 10th September!
Click here to Book Your Surf Lesson: https://theshakasurfclub.wordpress.com/book-a-surf-lesson-2/
YEW!!! We can’t wait to see you in the surf!
TUSHAR AND ISHITA
THE SHAKA SURF CLUB is super stoked to announce the SURF ANYTHING PHOTO CONTEST! Always wanted to Learn How To Surf? Enter now for a chance to WIN A SURF HOLIDAY with The Shaka Surf Club!!
All you have to do is Upload a picture of you, “Surfing Anything” (other than an actual wave) and show us how Stoked you are about Surfing! We are looking for the funniest, most creative and radical photos!
After all entries have been submitted, there shall be a voting round. Top 10 entries with the highest number of votes gained shall be judged by The Shaka Surf Club. TWO LUCKY WINNERS shall be announced on March 18, 2013!
HOW TO ENTER:
Follow this link to enter the Surf Anything Photo Contest on Facebook: http://a.pgtb.me/Dv5H12
TWO LUCKY WINNERS shall each receive:
- Two Complimentary Surf Lessons with a Friend at The Shaka Surf Club
- Complimentary Accommodation for the duration of 1 Night/ 2 Days for 2 persons
- Other prizes
Submissions Open Till: March 8, 2013
Voting Round: March 9 – March 15, 2013
Winners Announced: March 18, 2013
We are looking forward to seeing all your entries! YEWWW!!
ISHITA AND TUSHAR