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.   LaMuse is a love of the Ocean 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”...

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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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We team up with Waves For Change
Apr18

We team up with 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. We have chosen this inspiring programme as our social responsibility partner going forward. Today we introduce their incredible work and the impact they are making in Africa. Surf Therapy where it all began The inspiration started with Ashoka Fellow Tim Conibear who is an avid surfer. After...

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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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Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town
Jan25

Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town

Top 10 Tidal Pools in Cape Town  Only 13 out of 35 public swimming pools in Cape Town remain open. The rest are closed in a desperate bid to preserve our precious water reserves. These days most private pools are looking more like frog ponds. Thankfully our surrounding oceans have plenty of water. Our coastline boasts a range of natural tidal pools offering welcome relief from a sweltering Cape Summer. The Beauty of Tidal Pools  The...

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