Global surf culture is dominated by the old blonde hair, blue eyes narrative. Now a new limited-edition book by Selema Masekela and African surf brand Mami Wata hope to change all that by celebrating surfing and related street culture in Africa.
Afrosurf, currently on Kickstarter, will focus on Africa’s unique history of “wave riding”, as well as its own diverse and original expressions of indigenous surf culture. What’s more, sales of the book will raise money for African Surf Therapy projects Waves for Change and Surfers Not Street Children.
The book aims to explore the unique surfing lives and experiences of Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, Sao Tome, South Africa, Liberia, Somalia, Nigeria, Cote DíIvoire, Cabo Verde, Sierra Leone, Madagascar and more. As Selema Masekela puts it: “This is a book that I believe will redefine and expand how the world looks at surf culture.”
Featuring some of Africa’s finest photographers, writers, creatives and surfers, you can help bring Afrosurf to life by supporting the campaign on Kickstarter.