the power of surf therapy in africa
Surfing is improving lives all over Africa, but allow us to pull your attention to Liberia right now. This weekend, the Robertsport Surf Club, a community-owned surf club in the surfing village of Robertsport, Northern Liberia, will be hosting the 10th annual Liberian National Surfing Competition.
This year’s competition promises to be something special with surfers representing Ghana, Senegal, Sao Tome, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire challenging the local Liberian surf crews from both Robertsport and the Harper surfing community, in the South. This is the biggest event on Liberia’s surfing calendar and the stakes have never been higher with regional bragging rights up for grabs!
The program has been facilitated by the Swiss NGO, Provide the Slide, who have delivered boards to all these partner destinations throughout West Africa and have brought representatives from each country together to facilitate exchanges and share knowledge, experiences and ideas amongst the surf crews.
Here at Mami Wata, we’re extremely proud of the work we’ve done in support of the Liberian surfing community. A few years back we ran a very successful Kickstarter to raise funds to build the Harper Sliders Surf Club House building, in Harper Liberia. This premises on the beach houses and supports the work of the Waves for Change surf therapy program in the town.
And last year, we created our Robertsport Surf Club range to raise funds for the Harper Sliders to train up the Robertsport Surf Club coaches to deliver surf therapy through their club.
In this new video, Waves for Change founder, Tim Conibear, explains the concept of surf therapy and breaks down some of the incredible work being done in Liberia and beyond. Feel the power of African surf. Click it.
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