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Secret Point local - surfing in Africa means quite a few things - not least that at certain spots you will encounter some real locals. Baboons, elephant, crocodiles, hippos and sharks, they are all resident at different waves around the continent.© 2014 Shafiq Morton
Cold Cape Town corduroy, but the rewards are manifold.© 2014 Shafiq Morton
Devyn Mattheys at Deadmans - South Africa is littered with reefs like this and we are making new discoveries every day. This one in the East London area has only been surfed for a few years.© 2014 Louis Wulff
Greg Emslie at the East London Ledge. A top South African surfer at a perfect South African wave.© 2014 Louis Wulff
A typical view of a lonely Cape surfer enjoying some solitude, accompanied only by an ice-cream headache.© 2014 Shafiq Morton
Davie Stolk and Pierre De Villiers at Sunset in 1989. This was around the time the Big Wave thing in Cape Town was really taking off and these are two of the pioneers and my personal mentors and heroes.© 2014 Shafiq Morton
And this is where it ended up, my XXL winning wave from the reef 2km outside of Dungeons aptly named "Table Mountain". I couldn't have achieved what I have without the guidance of the African Big Wave surfers who came before me.© 2014 Alan van Gysen
African huts decorated in the Ndebele art of Northern Kwazulu, if you go deep enough, this kind of sight will greet you on your way towards many uncrowded and perfect waves.© 2014 Shafiq Morton
Craig Anderson at Skeleton Bay. Another recent discovery and now one of the jewels of African surfing which attracts the best surfers from around the world.© 2014 Alan van Gysen
This Western Saharan peeler makes you realise there are so many waves, and so little time… What an amazing shot by AVG!© 2014 Alan van Gysen
Elliot Dudley nose ride in Western Sahara. Sometimes I wish i was a longboarder and happy with small perfect runners, it would make life much simpler.© 2014 Alan van Gysen
Chris is a legend from the Durban area (and around the world) he is famous for his amazing water shots. My first shot in a mag and my first cover were both shot by "Van" at this wave, Cave Rock.© 2014 Chris van Lennep
Dolphins in Durban - this is an everyday occurrence in Africa where the wildlife is as abundant as the surf.© 2014 Chris van Lennep
Nathan Hedge - Hedgy bru - A long time visiter and good friend cracks the lip.© 2014 Chris van Lennep
Beautiful shot of Cape Town by Specs, sums it up really… Cold, glassy, empty with the best scenery you could imagine.© 2014 Sacha Specker
This East Coast right came and went in the blink of an eye, but at it's zenith was probably the best wave in Africa. Imagine how many hidden gems are doing the same right now?© 2014 Sacha Specker
Jeffreys Bay peeler - Need we say any more about Africa's most famous wave?© 2014 Sacha Specker
John Micheletti at the Nigerian wedge. Another new discovery in a country not known for surf. It boggles the mind at how much untapped potential there is around the continent.© 2014 Greg Ewing
Durban pier is where myself and many of the best surfers to come out at Africa cut their teeth. Shaun Thompson, Martin Potter, Travis Logie, Warwick Wright and Jordy Smith just to name a few world champions.© 2014 Pat Flanagan
This is why Durbinites can find their way around a barrel or two.© 2014 Pat Flanagan
North of Durban is mostly uncharted territory with point after point stretching into and beyond Mozambique. Thousands of miles of uncrowded perfection.© 2014 Greg Ewing
And then if you look North from Cape Town it's the same thing, only stretching much further up into Ghana, Ivory Coast and Liberia before the Southern Hemi swells generated in the Roaring 40s halt their quest for land.© 2014 Anthony Fox
That's not to say Cape Town itself doesn't have a few hidden gems.© 2014 Anthony Fox
Ricky Bassnet getting all First World, deep in the Third World.© 2014 Greg Ewing
Moon rising on the western edge. I spent a few months along this stretch of coast with Foxy, Rooster and Baby a few years back and we had the time of our lives.© 2014 Anthony Fox
The Transkei, probably the wildest and sharkiest place in the world to go surfing but fuck me if there aren't some of the best right hand points in the world down there.© 2014 Pat Flanagan
1 of 3: Lance Slabbert at Sunset on a massive day out a few years back, easily 50ft+ on the face and just pumping.© 2014 Lance Slabbart
2 of 3: I teamed-up with a big wave legend from Cape Town, Mickey Duffus, and along with about 5 other tow teams rode some massive waves this day...© 2014 Lance Slabbart
3 of 3: A day etched into the Cape Town consciousness.© 2014 Lance Slabbart
Craig Anderson reaching for the sky at St Francis. What does the future hold for Africa? Everything and more.© 2014 Alan van Gysen
An African photographic surfari selected by Grant Twiggy Baker and Alan van Gysen.
The idea was to reach back into the memory bucket and pull out a potted-history of surfing vignettes from the heroes behind the lens. A selection of moments and memories which paint brushstrokes detailing the incredible variety on offer within the African surfing experience.
With two events already down the “Dream Tour” is well underway for 2014.
Ferg talks about his eclectic quiver of surfboards before putting them through their paces in some of the best waves the North Atlantic has to offer
Internationally renowned filmmaker Kepa Acero comes to Cornwall to host a very special event as part of the Approaching Lines Festival.
Sandy barrels beat the grind hands-down but the heartbeat of competition never stops pulsing.
A Dublin fire fighter and his obsession with Ireland’s biggest and deadliest wave.