Fan mail from Kevin

So finally we’ve had a chance to rummage through all the fan mail. Needless to say it took a little while. Anyway, you may rememember a couple of weeks back we initiated the ‘AfricanSurfer Academy’ at the 2nd grade class of the International School of Dakar where we preached a little about African travel and [...]


A post for our fellow caffeine-junkies…

We’ve got another confession, the AfricanSurfer crew are complete coffee junkies. Thanks to spending a large part of our working years whiling away the hours at the Coffee Bean on main or the Monmouth in Borough market – we’re a sucker for good ground beans in some hot water, preferably with a touch of milk. [...]


Dying days at The Maison du Mouton

We’ve been living in Dakar now for about one-and-a-half months, and it’s time to move North again in the next day or two. Those who have graciously accommodated us earlier in the journey will know all-too-well that we usually have a big problem leaving anywhere. But here in Dakar we have really been pushing the [...]


The Return of the Lurker

This won’t be the best blog post we’ve written. This is why: When we got up this morning – admittedly a little late – The wave outfront the Maison du Mouton was firing. Properly. Apparently some pros travelling with Surfer Magazine had been on it early but by the time we got out there it [...]


The Terrace Goes All Virtual with Clement & Erwan…

The Maison du Mouton has been good to us – but the trip must go on – so at some stage next week we’ll depart the dusty alleys of Ngor and make our way towards Mauritania. Those enjoying the “On-The-Terrace-of-the-Maison-du-Mouton Interview Series” needn’t fear, however. From today, the Terrace goes all virtual with an exclusive [...]


Brice de Nice – a well kept Francophone secret

We first heard of this strange French movie, ‘Brice de Nice’, over a very extravagant and memorable Lebanese-style meal with Nabil and his wife in Abidjan. Quite a lot of the conversation revolved around surfing, and whether or not “we had to wait a long time for the wave”. This was all a little confusing [...]


The AfricanSurfer Academy

A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to bump into an American ripper in the surf who called himself ‘Mike’. Turns out Mike is a Grade 2 teacher at the International School of Dakar. Today we presented to his class of 7 & 8 year-olds on our journey so far from Cape Town [...]


On the terrace with the Finnish surfers…

Surfers from Finland? Ya… that’s what we thought. We first met Anssi and Jaakko around a rowdy table in Ngor village on New Years eve, and subsequently had them over at the Maison du Mouton. Their philosophy: ‘surf to travel’… I guess is the only option when you live in a waveless country! What’s quite [...]


The Zag scoops…

As well as selling all kinds of healthy stuff cheaper than anyone else on his website , Giles Knights is our de facto PR man in South Africa. Last month his hooked us up with his mate Will Bendix who’s the editor of SA’s top surfing magazine Zigzag. Will published a short feature on [...]


AfricanSurfer on the beeb

Whoever would have thought we’d say it but finally the surf has gone crap and everybody is secretly breathing a sigh of relief that their weary shoulders are getting a much deserved rest. Instead we’ve been surfing the net and have stumbled across the BBC portal of everything surfing in Ireland. After checking out the [...]


Paul the Aussie finally gets one to himself, and…

OK everybody listen up, big announcement in this post… we’ve decided to change our URL from to, because taking photo’s and writing about Paul is way more fun than writing about our silly little Africa-trip. Also, sorry to anybody who was expecting them home soon, but we’re bundling Paul and Shiho into our [...]


The eye-candy post…

OK so we owe you all a big apology. We opened the previous post with a large picture of Giles in a white vest… hardly pleasing on the eye! To make up for it we bring you the “eye candy post” today, featuring perfect waves, Paul the Aussie and everything else good-to-look-at we could dredge [...]


AfricanSurfer… powered by

It’s Wednesday afternoon and we’re sitting at ‘Souf’s Place’ in Les Almadies enjoying a post-surf Moroccan crepe and buzzing slightly after a morning of perfect shoulder-high rights at “Club Med”. Given the whole New Year’s thing two days ago, things have been a little scattered this side so we’ve only just opened our email and [...]


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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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