AfricanSurfer at the Royal Geographic Society

The Royal Geographic Society (RGS) in London is probably one of the most famed exploration institutions in the world. It’s halls have been graced by the likes of Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Edmund Hilary… and soon, AfricanSurfer!

Darwin: “Damnit – wish I’d taken my surfboard with me on the HMS Beagle!”

In the mid 1800′s Darwin may have been addressing the society on such subjects as ‘the evolution of species’ and ‘natural selection’. On the 19 March 2009, you are more likely to find us talking on such profound topics as the ‘evolution of Lurker’s beard’ and ‘wave selection’. Journey of the Beagle? I’m feeling something a little closer to ‘Journey of Mzee Kobe‘, our trusty 1981 landcruiser.

Lurker: ‘The descent of man…’

This is a society that once absorbed something called the ‘Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa‘… we figured we might just be able to throw in a thing or two about the coastal parts from our first-ever trans-African surftrip. Expect inspiring, ground-breaking, paradigm-shifting.

Not to detract at all from the Modern Theory of Evolution… that stuff’s important too!

Tim in Cote d’Ivoire circa Oct 2007: Natural selection vs Wave-selection

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19 MARCH 2009


4 Responses to “AfricanSurfer at the Royal Geographic Society”

  1. 1 Ton Jan 31st, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Presumably the AS team has negotiated some comps for those loyal, hardcore London supporters like Felix and me who are not RGS members but who would still like to hear the glammed-up, celeb-somewhat-dimmed-by-time version of the trip??

  2. 2 Pips Feb 2nd, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    What Ton meant to say was “hardcore London supporters and African Surfer siblings”…

  3. 3 kobina nyarko Dec 23rd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    cheers Tim,
    this is the fish painting in busua beach ghana.
    i am in south africa now and will be happy to meet with you with some of my paintings.
    thank you.
    Tel: 0834718529

  4. 4 kobina nyarko Dec 23rd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    cheers again, i am in Joburg city lodge.
    merry fishmas Bro.

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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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