Following on from the last post on the origins of surfing, this week we’ll be talking about learning to surf and why Goa is an ideal location.
So, what makes Goa the perfect spot to kick-off the lifelong surfing journey?
Our team is itching to get back into the ocean...that post-monsoon swell cannot come soon enough! It’s been 3 months, (and literally, counting) since we’ve been able to go for a Surf here in Goa. So as we spend our nights dreaming of riding waves, we thought we’d shed some light on the sport that’s so close to our hearts.
So if you guys have been following us on @pranacafegoa you’ve most likely seen some of the posts we made about how the monsoon brings about an array of incredibly delicious produce. The abundance of rain means that wild vegetables grow rampant in the hilly-hinterlands.
There are several wild vegetables that grow during the monsoon months, here we’ll talk about three of the ones that caught our Chef’s eye.
The Western Ghats are recognized as one of the world’s 8 hot spots of biological diversity and contain an extensive portion of India’s plant and animal species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Since Goa constitutes as a part of the Western Ghats many herbs and endemic plants bloom during the monsoon season.
At Vaayu Village we’re all about providing as many breathtaking experiences as possible - one such experience is a sunset cruise (with a mimosa in hand :) ) down the Chapora River . We’ll meander down the river searching for the perfect spot to watch the last rays of sunlight disappear. We all know Goa is home to some of the best sunsets...but experiencing it on the deck of a boat is another experience entirely!
As many of you know we’ll be hosting a Surf & Yoga retreat this October 12th - 19th. For those of you who don’t and the combination of Surf & Yoga sounds as awesome to you, as it does to us - check out the brochure here http://bit.ly/VaayuVillageSurfandYoga.
So…what is monsoon?
A monsoon is a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction, that typically brings with it a different kind of weather i.e LOTS of rain. It almost always refers to the Asian monsoon, a vast region extending from India to Southeast Asia where monsoon conditions prevail between the months of June and August which can sometimes extend into September.
It was something that we would have to allow to grow organically or else risk losing our intention along the way. We must avoid making it too commercial or rushing the process if we wanted it to happen the way we envisioned it. We took her advice to heart and started working towards building the Vision Collective.
Offering fine dine cuisine to serving up lip-smacking meals by shacks or just a nice cup of brewed coffee, Goa comes across as a gastronomical bible to your regular foodie next door! Cafes in Goa have the ability, for something inanimate, to transport you so completely into a new world, to soothe, excite and save.