A brand new picture ebook paperwork the African browsing tradition

Traditionally, the surf culture was dominated by the image of the blue-eyed and blond beach bum. In reality, the history of the sport is much more nuanced.

The African surf brand Mami Wata wants to change the narrative around the sport with its new project, a kickstarter for the first book that comprehensively documents and celebrates surfing and surf culture in Africa.

Afrosurf aims to capture the unique history and experience of surfers in Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, Sao Tome, South Africa, Liberia, Somalia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cabo Verde, Sierra Leone, Madagascar and other countries.

The 300-page limited edition book contains over 200 photos as well as surfer profiles, pieces of thought and a photo comic.

It also looks at the importance of protecting natural, economic and social resources related to African surfing culture and the important role it will play in the future development of the continent.

Profits from the sale of the book will go to charities such as the surf therapy project Waves for Change and Surfers Not Street Children.

Find out more about the Afrosurf Kickstarter here, which runs until September 21st