SUPer girl from Mangaluru who represents INDIA in Stand Up Paddling (SUP) - Tanvi Jagadish

Tanvi Jagadish
SUPer girl from Mangaluru who represents INDIA in Stand Up Paddling (SUP) - Tanvi Jagadish

A girl so strong from a nation & community which only supports a saree-clad & fully covered women attitude, breaking oceanic boundaries and swaying into the sea with determination to beat the waves! Her story is not only influential, it also convinces that once you decide to turn your hobby into a career, no one can stop you! Her father Jagadish who works at Hindustan Petroleum and mother Kavitha who is a housewife are like parents next-door, who were worried about their daughter going deep into the ocean and facing the grunt of society. At a very tender age of 8 years, Tanvi Jagadish was introduced to surfing and this sport became her first love. Due to many inapt reasons, she only could start surfing at the age of 14 and felt totally at ease with water.

She is the only women Stand Up Paddler (SUP) in surfing who has represented India. Currently pursuing her studies at Sharada Pre-University College, Mangaluru; she dreams of helping girls who want to get into surfing despite of all odds. Winning the 1st place in most of the competitions, she has proved herself, family and society that a girl need not be judged by her attire. It is important to identify the talent and leave every other conventional thought aside. Inspired & motivated by none other than a female surfer April Zilg, from North Carolina, Tanvi realized that water identifies an individual as a surfer and not as man or woman. She represented India at the surfing event at the Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina, USA, which attracted over 100 paddlers across the globe.

Quick Facts

Name Tanvi Jagadish
Father"s Name Jagadish
Mother"s Name Kavitha
imd1 for Standup Paddler-Sports
Birthday 23rd March, 2000
  • Surfing Nationals Indian Open of Surfing, 2016 (third place)
  • SUP Nationals Indian Open of Surfing (presented by Karnataka Govt), 2016 (first place)
  • SUP Nationals Manapad Classic Surf and Sail Festival,2016 (first place)
  • SUP Nationals Covelong Point Surf Classic, 2015 (first place)
  • India"s First professional Stand up Paddler
Place from Mangaluru, Karnataka
Quote for Life Success doesn"t come easily. It takes years of effort. If you are passionate and determined about something, no matter what comes your way, you will still achieve it with your hard work.

Team imd1 had a chat with her a few days ago, read on to know her further!

Beyond Paddling

Favorite Personalities & Inspiration April Zilg, from North Carolina (female surfer)
Food I love Mangluru food, Dosas, Rice, Palak Paneer, Pizzas & Ice creams
Food I hate Neer & Ragi Dosa, Bitter Gourd & Non-veg
Had I not been standup paddler Normal college going girl
Like Vacations at Hawaii, Andaman
Favorite Past time Reading magazines, Website - ‘The Inertia"
Favorite Dialogue “Live life with passion”
Favorite Movies/Series Kirik Party(kanada), Soul Surfer (English)
Favorite Actor/Actress Vidya Balan, Deepika Podukone, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor (Bollywood), Samantha (Tamil)