AfricanSurfer featured on Kwaraproject.com

Some folk may recall reading of our excellent stay with Paul and Keith and the other Zimbabwean farmers in Shonga, Nigeria last month which we wrote about here. Turns out Keith runs a blog reporting on the adventures of the farmers in Nigeria at kwaraproject.com – which now features a reference to the world’s favourite [...]

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AfricanSurfer featured on Getaway.co.za

A few weeks ago, we wrote about our exciting encounter with the Kingsley Holgate ‘Africa Outside Edge’ expedition while in Benin. Well, not to be outdone, Kingsley has kindly returned the favour and included us on his Getaway blog. Just one thing… does anyone know who ‘John “Lucks” Fleming’ is? AfricanSurfer leaves it’s mark in [...]

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Peelas’ Challenge…

Dear Peela CAN WE USE OUR CAMPFIRE TO KEEP OUR BEERS COOL? The other day, in Western Nigeria, we were wild-camping next to a very bad road drinking a warm Nigerian beer when we thought: “can we use this campfire to keep our beers cool?” The reasoning for this thought stemmed from a week prior [...]

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Finding waves in Ghana

First the first time on this blog we’ve missed an entire country: Togo. This happened for a few reasons: 1.    We uploaded a bunch of new videos in Cotonou and we had to post those – you can see them if you click here… 2.    We had a heap of photos and stories from our [...]

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Belated Video 3: A Surf Trip to Port Gentile, Gabon

While we were in Libreville we took a ferry across to Port Gentile where Dirk put us up in his house and took us surfing every day. Awesome… [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3FBifgxY3Q]

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Peggy – Kribi’s Only Local

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktC00hP0pE] Help arrange a new board for Peggy! Email africansurfer@gmail.com if you have an old board to donate or would like to contribute to shipping costs…

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“Mzee Kobe” and the AfricanSurfer crew bid farwell to the Outside Edge Expedition

Towards the end of last week we left Ouidah and continued west to the beautiful Grand Popo, where the beach is lined with low-key resorts, restaurants and bars and we camped one more night with Kingsley and his team. The next day, before we headed east again, Kingsley nicknamed our as-yet-nameless truck “Mzee Kobe” – [...]

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Belated Video 4: Peggy – Kribi’s Only Local

In the south of Cameroon we surfed with Peggy who happens to be Kiribi’s only local surfer. This is his story… [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktC00hP0pE] Help arrange a new board for Peggy! Email africansurfer@gmail.com if you have an old board to donate or would like to contribute to shipping costs…

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Just to clear up a small misunderstanding…

Some folk have commented on the rowdy-looking photos from the “Night Two Expeditions Met“. We would just like to go on record to say that – although some Captain Morgan was consumed that night – the evening was actually filled with culture, poetry and literature. For example, so inspired was Beeld journalist Pieter Oosthuizen when [...]

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A Voodoo Tour with Kingsley’s Crew

Ouidah, in south-west Benin is one of the voodoo capitals of West Africa and is also the historical site for the departure of millions of slaves bound for the Caribbean and South America .  Kingsley Holgate organised a tour of the town for his expedition and ours on Tuesday last week: We visited the Sacred [...]

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When Expeditions Meet

When we bumped into Kingsley Holgate and his expedition last week in a town called Ouidah, in Benin, he told us that the meeting of two expeditions was an occasion to be celebrated. We thought he may just have been paying lip service. How wrong we were… What we didn’t factor in, of course, was [...]

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The original trip

March 2007: Tim, Lurks & Stone mission north from Cape Town up the west coast of Africa, in search of good waves and good times. Their vehicle: a trusty 1981 Landcruiser named Mzee Kobe (The Old Tortoise). Their final destination: London... finally arriving almost a year behind schedule in latter 2008!

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