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by Andy Davis / 18.10.2010

A few weeks back the good folks at Derevko Wetsuits made a huge donation of well over 70 wetsuits to the Mahala Surf Co., Mahala’s non-profit, philanthropic surf company that aims to empower disadvantaged communities through the culture of surfing.

The first grass roots surf initiative we hooked up with a batch of brand new surf rubber was the Son Surf Academy in Muizenberg, who run daily surf workshops for a variety of orphans and street kids in the False Bay area.

We’re always looking for donations of old surf equipment, click click to get involved.

Mahala Surf Co.

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*All images © Andy Davis.

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RESPONSES (7)
  1. Anonymous says:

    love it!

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  2. Fransel says:

    wow ! awesome – the rainbow nation will shine !

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  3. Anonymous says:

    well done derevko

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  4. Rusty says:

    Great to read good stuff about good folk ! Way to go derevko give some feed back on how the new surfies are doing

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  5. Jeff says:

    Sterkte !

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  6. Mouse says:

    Well done Mahala and Derevko ! Great initiative, glad to see it gathering momentum.

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  7. BigG says:

    This is awesome, but please note that turning these lighties loose on the surf has a downside too. In Durban, initiatives like this have led to surf spots like New Pier being overrun by street kids, who haven’t been taught surf-lore, or etiquette either. Plus some can barely swim at the best of times and cling to their boards & flap around the take off & impact zones, like limp fish, after a couple on the head. The result is a dangerous break overrun by these groms in danger and causing danger to others. Locals of course are getting quite pissed off, slaps are being delivered, street kids are responding the only way they how, by ganging up on the pissed off locals, knives are being brandished, etc, etc..people are going to get hurt. You cant just give a kid a board, a wetsuit and a few beach & water sessions then turn him loose on local breaks, & imagine or feel that your social responsibility conscience has been assuaged. The do gooders in this instance have to respect the pecking order, and the unspoken laws of the surf and teach these kids properly.

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