Mumbai: Clichéd it may be, but some stories make you believe in ‘If there is will, there is a way’ idea. Ishita Malaviya’s is one such story. Born in Mumbai, Ishita is India’s first professional woman surfer. Ishita took to surfing after a meeting with an exchange student from Germany in 2007.
Holding a degree in journalism, Ishita finds happiness in surfing and promoting it across India. Shaka Surf Club and Camp Namaloha are some of the indicators of her passion towards the sport. She along with her high school buddy and boyfriend, Tushar Pathiyan, who studied architecture, run this surf club.
Shaka Surf Club put up 'A Rising Tide - The India Surf Story’ to highlight the journey of surfing in India.
Ishita Malaviya also featured in a 2014 ‘Beyond The Surface’ documentary based on the life of Malaviya and other female surfers.