26 October, 2020

S. Dharani, Chennai

Born March 20, 1995

R.A. Chandroo
S. Dharani, Chennai

Miles from the coast, Dharani is skateboarding when we find him at the Covelong Point Surf School. The ‘fish boy’, as his friends call him, is always dreaming about riding the perfect wave: “It doesn’t matter if the weather’s bad, a surfer must learn to dance with the breakers.” He’s been surfing for over two years and the latest jewel in his kitty, won at the Covelong Point Classic Surf contest, is a manoeuvrable surfboard. That wooden plank is history.

What I want to be

The best surfer in India. I want to go to Hawaii, the mecca of the big wave surfing world. I also want to crash-land in Peru, Panama and Chile and storm through the world meets.

My vision of India

I wish the country would do more to support sports and education in the villages.

My view of religion

It’s utopian, I believe that all human beings can live and work together, without being divided by religion. Right now, it’s a vehicle of...



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