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AFROSURF is the first book to capture and celebrate the surfing culture of Africa.

This unprecedented collection is compiled by Mami Wata. This Cape Town surf company aims to connect the world to the power of African surf. Mami Wata brings together its co-founder Selema Masekela and some of Africa’s finest photographers, thinkers, writers, and surfers to explore the unique culture of eighteen coastal countries. From Morocco to Somalia, Mozambique, South Africa, and beyond.

Packed with over 200 photographs and fifty essays, AFROSURF features surfer and skater profiles, thought pieces, poems, photos, illustrations, ephemera, recipes, and a mini-comic. All wrapped in an astounding design that captures the diversity and character of Africa.

A creative force of good in their continent, Mami Wata sources and manufactures all their wares in Africa and works with communities to strengthen local economies through surf tourism. With this mission in mind, Mami Wata is donating 100% of its proceeds to support two African surf therapy organisations, Waves for Change and Surfers Not Street Children.

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Author: Mami Wata
Foreword by Selema Masekela
320 pages
ISBN 9781984860408

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AFROSURF book. The story of African surf culture available at Alaia Surf


A glimpse into the history, culture and lives of a group of people, whose context and experiences are overlooked or under-reported, taking pleasure in an activity that often defines their relationship with themselves, their community and the environment. Surfing.