Frank Solomon – Surfer & Ocean Sentinel
Dec13

Frank Solomon – Surfer & Ocean Sentinel

We had the pleasure of interviewing our local ocean entrepreneur and activist Frank Solomon – an international pro surfer, lifesaver endorsed by various brands and founder of the Sentinel Ocean Alliance.  Want to tell me a little bit about yourself?  I grew up in Hout Bay, in Valley Road – lived around here my whole life. Went to Krenendal, Camps Bay High then started life-saving. I have been surfing since I was five years...

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Ecoboards – The Future of Sustainable Surfing
Aug27

Ecoboards – The Future of Sustainable Surfing

Most surfers are conservationists by default.  However, if we were to unpack the materials surfboards are made of, we may start to question our altruistic naturalist stance. Surfboards of polished wood  Gone are the original Hawaiian days of surfboards made of polished wood. Surfboards are built out of non-biodegradable foam, plastered with fiberglass, and then coated with toxic resins.  Surfboards are made almost entirely from...

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LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event
Jul13

LaMuse Classic Women’s Surfing Event

In honour of Women’s Month, the LaMuse Classic women’s longboard surfing event will be held in Muizenberg, Cape Town this August.     The LaMuse Classic is a dynamic event that encourages women of all ages, backgrounds and varying capabilities, who might otherwise feel intimidated to surf in a regular contest, to come together to enjoy and share a common love for the ocean. As the name “LaMuse” suggests, the event promotes the...

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We’ve Become Better People Through Surfing
Jul10

We’ve Become Better People Through Surfing

On a beautiful Winter’s morning, Amanzi Mag met with some of the surf coaches at Waves 4 Change – our surf therapy community programme. The venue was not the typical surf spot, instead, we met at Monwabisi Beach. We chatted to these inspiring guys who have turned their lives around through surfing. From a Life of Gangsterism Lwandile and Kanyiso are both 22 and live in Kuyasa Township off Baden Powell Drive. They first...

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Waves For Change
Apr18

Waves For Change

Amanzi has joined forces with Waves for Change (W4C) – an award-winning surf therapy programme that is changing lives, one wave at a time.    Surf Therapy where it all began The inspiration started with Ashoka Fellow Tim Conibear who is an avid surfer. After graduating from a UK University, he spent hours in South African waters doing what he loves most. He initially started a small surfing club in Masiphumelele Township. The club...

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Longboarding SA Champs Head to Lambert’s Bay
Apr05

Longboarding SA Champs Head to Lambert’s Bay

Every year SA’s most skilled longboard surfers undertake a pilgrimage to a pristine surf spot along the coastline and battle it out for the coveted SA championship titles.  This year is no different, except they’ve chosen Lambert’s Bay and they won’t just be catching waves. Amanzi chatted with Western Province Longboarding Chairman, Carl Zimmerman.  SA Champs goes coastal in Lambert’s Bay The longboarding fraternity in South Africa is...

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