Discover the untold story of African surf culture in this glorious and colorful collection of profiles, essays, photographs, and illustrations.
by Mami Wata
foreword by Selema Masekela
AFROSURF is the first book to capture and celebrate the surfing culture of Africa. This unprecedented collection is compiled by Mami Wata, a Cape Town surf company that fiercely believes in 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 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 organizations, Waves for Change and Surfers Not Street Children.
Hardcover | 320 pages | Ten Speed Press | June 2021