Did surfing begin in Africa?

“From the beach meanwhile, might be seen boys swimming into the sea, with light boards under their stomachs. They waited for a surf; and then came rolling in like a cloud on the top of it.” Captain James Alexander of the Royal Navy on an expedition in Ghana, circa 1832 This quote was ferreted out [...]

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AfricanSurfer: your Fashion & Golfing home…

Three months after we made it to London the press coverage just keeps rolling in from the strangest places… If you’re in South Africa you absolutely have to check out Golf Punk magazine for prehaps the best photo-spread of the trip so far. We’ll upload an online version soon. Don’t ask how we got a [...]

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Make a difference… go surfing

A company Original Volunteers, and we assume many agencies like it, offers a service whereby you pay £27 a day to the agency – a European-based organisation – so they can organise for you to volunteer to assist building houses in some rural areas of Ghana. While we are sure that the volunteers who take [...]

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The Hyena-men of Abuja & nature conservation in West Africa

For anybody who has visited Nigeria, it is difficult to think of a more captivating first line for a report than this: “These photographs came about after a friend emailed me an image taken on a cellphone through a car window in Lagos, Nigeria…” We were put onto this piece of journalism last week while [...]

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Africa sessions: Central Africa crew scores last week!

One of the great advantages of the AfricanSurfer trip is that we made a bunch of cool friends up the coast of the African continent. One of the disadvantages is that as we sit working at our desks saving up for the next trip, we now get a regular stream of emails from them updating [...]

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The first night of the trip

Last week I was on the phone to a journalist from one of the biggest surf magazines in the world (watch this space…) and he asked: “When did you first realise that you were going to make it all the way to London”. I remember the day well, and told him a story that went [...]

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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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