In safe sight…

Tarifa is the Southern-most peninsula of Spain, and thus also that place where the Mediterannean meets the Atlantic ocean. This is the second time on the trip that we’ve been on a peninsula where two oceans meet – the first being Cape Point in Cape Town from where the trip began over one year ago. [...]

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Marco Lo Porto

So, as you know, we’re in Europe – somewhere in the South of Spain right now. Last week we had our first surf in the Med. It looked like this: The Med last week: inviting… …but we went anyway. This is why we didn’t call it EuropeanSurfer.com This shot – in a howling onshore wind [...]

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Let the accountants go surfing!

We’ve had a few headlines on our expedition lately. The BBC termed it: “The great African Surfing Safari” Reuters headed their piece: “Searching for perfect surf along Africa’s coast” But this headline in Durban daily paper the “Express” has to be our favourite yet… ‘ Excerpt from the Express (thanks for the clipping, Guy)… The [...]

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Goodbye Sweetmeats…

The AfricanSurfer crew start losing it slowly in Morocco after reminiscing of their blissful 3 weeks spent in Morocco with good South African friend, Sweetmeats. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f416ntCMbcM]

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Leaving home…

Earlier on the trip we talked about that winged migration which occurs, often in rather spectacular fashion, up and down the coast of West Africa. Another migration which we haven’t talked about much is that of the human kind. We met our fair share of Africans en route with a shared desire to one day [...]

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AfricanSurfer detained by Moroccan police

The first time we tried to get into Morocco we couldn’t. We had to beg the border officials in the Sahara to allow us in and they eventually did, on our second attempt. Then, seven weeks later when Tim tried to get out of the country, they wouldn’t let him out – even begging and [...]

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Kif in the Rif… a few days in Chefchaouen

So we made an important discovery the other day. That being that the word “kif” (or any combination of letters producing the same phonetic sound) means the slang version of “good” in all of French, Arabic and… wait for it… AFRIKAANS! Don’t have any idea how that came about, but we’re all stoked we can [...]

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AfricanSurfer on African tourism

Africa has a number of problems. Too many tourists is not one of them. We were sitting around the breakfast table engaging with a highly-qualified German woman working on a stint as a professor at a Moroccan University. Morocco is the only African country she has ever visited. She seemed a little repulsed by the [...]

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Goodbye Sweetmeats…

It’s been a couple of weeks already since we dropped Ian “Wheet/Sweetmeats” White off at the Fes train station in the early hours of the morning to make his flight out of Rabat in time. Ian is a good friend of ours who also happens to be an excellent photographer who joined us for 3 [...]

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36 Hours in Essaouira… or make that a week!

We’re actually in Moulay Boussalam, north of Rabat, at the moment. But here’s a flashback from a few weeks ago. A post that we really should have done then but it’s taken us a few weeks: a) to recover, and b) to digest and process the very cool time we had in the Moroccan seaside [...]

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AfricanSurfer Media Relations Ramp Up. Way Up.

One BBC radio interview in the can, another with Reuters about to commence in the next few minutes and a week with an embedded journalist? Sounds like AfricanSurfer Media may be going mainstream. Hanging out on the beach with local Dries, near Rabat… Perhaps our new friend was just being polite when he offered us [...]

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A surf club fit for a King…

We’ve been hanging in Rabat for the last few days for various reasons, and it’s been really great because as with so many things on the trip we’ve once again proved to ourselves that prejudice is such a bad idea. This word shouldn’t even exist. From our guidebook and various people we’d spoken to along [...]

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Welcome back to ‘civilisation’…

“and after that, my friends…“, Ahmed pointed at the map of the coast north of Casablanca: “…bon courage, you are in civilisation!“. At the time we were in the tranquil seaside village of Mirleft, south of Agadir. Ahmed is a well-respected local surfer who had kindly agreed to give us a good deal on a [...]

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AfricanSurfer Beats

As you may know, we’ve had our friend Ian “Sweetmeats” White travelling with us for the last month. Not only does he bring the proportion of Chartered Accountants in the group to 3 out of 4, but the man also takes a mean photograph. Wheet, about to take another mean photograph It was great having [...]

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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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