Standup for Women: Tanvi speaks of going against the grain in India in new TED Talk
STANDUP FOR WOMEN: TANVI JAGADISH IS INDIA’S 1ST PROFESSIONAL STAND UP PADDLE ATHLETE
Tanvi is India’s first professional female water athlete. She’s broken the traditional barriers within her country to establish herself as a professional athlete in both the stand up paddling and surfing world.
“Surfing is not just a sport to me. It is a freedom and a special connection to the ocean.” – Tanvi Jagadish
A HISTORY OF PASSION AND COMMITMENT
Growing up in Mangalore, India, Tanvi’s family often spent weekends and even entire summers with her grandparents in nearby Mulki, a small village in south India. Tanvi’s grandfather witnessed the rise of women paddler boarders in nearby countries like the Maldives and Fiji.
He told his granddaughter about it. He also noticed that the nearby Mantra Surf Club, which he frequented for meditation and yoga , offered surfing and paddling lessons. It was he who encouraged Tanvi to try it out.
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