AfricanSurfer on clean water

Following the success of Stone’s sell-out talk at the RGS last week, he agreed to repeat the talk for some friends at Diageo Africa who couldn’t get their hands on tickets. The “repeat for friends” snowballed a little and Stone now finds himself presenting to much of the international office. Diageo has a significant presence on the mother continent, and an equally significant commitment to bringing clean water to 1m people in Africa each year in partnership with a number of organisations through their “Water of Life 1m Challenge”. One of those organisations is AMREF.  

We learned to love clean water in Africa!

Now having spent almost a year and a half in some  of the most remote places on the continent… we can really appreciate the value of clean potable water! Which is why we thought we’d get involved and use the Diageo talk to do our bit for AMREF.

The closest surfschool to London (in Bournemouth), Surfsteps Surf School were quick to come to party and donated a couple of free surf-lessons to raffle off for those who are inspired by Stone’s talk, valued at £70. We’re selling the tickets at £2 for one, or £5 for three tickets, and are going to keep the raffle open for a week, closing next week Thursday 2 April 2009 at 17h30 (UK time) when we will draw the winner. 


Stone in French Congo… maybe he could use one of the Bournemouth Surf School lessons himself instead of giving them away? 

Surfsteps Surf School in Bournemouth are open 7 days a week and really accessible from London. They’ve got all the gear and do water safety, beach awareness and then all the necessary stuff (just like in the movie “Point Break“) to get you up and riding by the end of your lesson! As a bonus they’ve just added stand-up paddle-boarding if you want to give that a whirl before you cough up your life savings for the board and paddle!

Thanks SurfSteps for helping us raise a little bit of ‘tom’ for AMREF!


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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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