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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AFRICANSURFER AT THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
19 MARCH 2009
(THINK YOU HAVE TO BE A SOCIETY MEMBER FOR THIS ONE)