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Surfpop, make the difference. Volunteer in South Africa

In South Africa there are alot of disadvantaged communities and the idea of Surfpop almost sprouted naturally. Surfpop aims to establish a way out for children from disadvantaged communities, leading them away from gangsterism, crime and drugs. The ‘way out’ entails a new outlook on life, brought about by the love for surfing and the ocean. There is a need for people to help children in struggling communities, as they are faced with problems far greater than most of us can imagine.

Along with being able to influence this new outlook on life, Surfpop wants to share the stoke of surfing with you, and have you standing up, riding and carving some lines. You will be required to absorb this knowledge and apply it through interactive surf sessions with the children. We want to use surfing as a form of communication and inspiration. This is something very unique that they would otherwise never have the opportunity to do. We want to give them something to look forward to; give them hope; show them compassion; and most importantly, put massive smiles on their faces.

Surfpop is run out of a backpackers called Bailey’s Surf Shack, a melting pot for travellers from around the world. Bailey’s is situated in the heart of Muizenberg, nestled between the mountain, sea and vlei. At Bailey’s we eat, sleep and breathe surfing.

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Text by Giacomo Cristaldi

January 8, 2015