[words by Mark Eveleigh]
Waking to the pounding rumble of waves on an African reef, the traumas, traffic and telephones of our frantic everyday life seem a world away. Jackels prowling at night, lured by the scent of meat around your fire. A long, dusty drive through the desert, culminating with the sight – like a mirage – of the pale blue corduroy of perfectly peeling barrels, churning out of the watery horizon. A “surfari” down the length of the African continent would qualify for many as the world’s greatest adventure trip.
From the makers of The Path comes a new journey. The Africa Project – A story on surfing in Africa is a celebration of the beauty and contrasts of such place as Senegal, Morocco, Namibia, Reunion and South Africa.
There are still unsurfed waves waiting to be discovered in so many exotic corners of the (not so dark) continent. There are those of us who have long had their sights set on Ghana, Angola, Gabon, Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar and Comoros. We’re waiting to see just what sort of a trail the surfers of The Africa Project have blazed in this new movie. But as the creators of what promises to be a fantastic movie say in their opening sequence: “it’s the paths left by those before us, that allow us to continue in their journey.”