THIS Africa Project video from Jason Hearn is mind-blowing. A filmmaker on a mission.
Africa is a mystical continent, familiar to surfers through the dusty images from the classic hippy trail to Morocco, those pier side barrels of the Durban beaches, or a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to the hallowed waters of J-Bay. But what of Namibia, Senegal and beyond?
“It’s a three year film project on surfing in Africa through the eyes of a surfer.” Said Jason. “Filmed, directed and edited by myself. Featuring the best surfers in Africa, the landscapes, cultures, people and some of the most incredible waves that can be found anywhere.”
Welcome to the plateau. It's where we gather to watch Yago Dora soar above our heads.
These are the fortunate few. Many epic sessions have fallen by the wayside, victims to our ruthless monthly culls, but the results are wondrous to behold.
Patagonia is a challenging lover, said the English novelist, Bruce Chatwin. It haunts you, it bewitches you, it wraps you in its arms and does not let you go.
Welcome to the winners' podium. The cream of February lies before you in four spectacular Atlantic sessions, big barrels being the theme.
The symbiosis of surfer and winter. The Astray Collective and Finisterre bring you a short narrated by Matt Smith and produced by Mickey Smith