Body Surfing in Rishikesh

How does it feel to ride a wave without using any surf board? Yes, be ready to swim with the wave and let the motion of the current take you with it. It is interesting to note that, during body surfing, you can steer yourself just like the playful seals. You can ride the wave for as long as you wish but you will need to streamline your body. Though body surfing is done with a pair of swim fins, you can also carry accessories like hand paddles, hand guns, wave blades etc. These accessories will assist to get a better positioning on the wave face and you will also gather up extra speed. Though body surfing can be done without swim fins too, being finned during the activity will only make it more enjoyable and fun.

The skill of riding a wave without using any kind of buoyant device is called body surfing. There is no use of surfboard or body board in this adventure sport. Usually, body surfers use a pair of specially made swimfins. However, you can also use a couple of other accessories to expedite the process of riding the wave. The Himalayan town of Rishikesh offers some of the most popular sites along the Ganges where you can enjoy body surfing. The adventure sport has no age bar. Anyone who is without any fear of water can choose to indulge in this activity.

One of the most sought after leisure activities in Rishikesh, body surfing uses some techniques. Adventure lovers need not worry about it, as there are expert surfers to give you an introduction to this light adventure sport. Some basic techniques used in this activity are tucking the body and diving back down. The best part about this activity is that you have the control to steer yourself while surfing in the river.


Before you start enjoying the activity, you need to figure out the place where the waves are breaking. And then you can place yourself a little beyond the waves. If you want to enjoy a free-style crawl, you need to swim in the very direction which a wave is approaching in. As you know the wave is about to grab you, decide whether you want to take a right or a left direction. If you want to enjoy a longer ride, it is a good idea to turn away from the breaking part of the wave. You can stop stroking, but you need to continue kicking. If you are moving to the right, extend your arm forward in the right direction while keeping your palm down and breaking the water surface. You can streamline the body and continue enjoying the sport as long as you want.

Body Surfing Tour Packages

  • Body Surfing Tour Packages – Stay in Beach Camp + River Rafting
  • Body Surfing Tour Packages – Stay in Jungle Camp + River Rafting
  • Body Surfing Tour Packages – Without Stay – Only River Rafting

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