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Waves are Mahala

Waves are Mahala

by Andy Davis / 30.03.2010

Mahala Surf Co. is our non-profit surf company. We exist to empower underprivileged groms through the culture of surfing.

We create unique surf products, ethically, using the finest natural materials. All our profits get pumped back into the Mahala cause to assist underprivileged kids get into the waves and contribute in the culture of surfing.

A huge part of what we do at Mahala is collect and distribute of old surf equipment. We deliver it to community run surf schools in Jeffreys Bay, Cape Town, Transkei and Kwazulu Natal.

To donate your old surfboard click here and let us know where to collect it.

Mahala works with these communities developing skills training pertaining to the surf industry as well as by offering them a means of income by creating and selling Mahala Surf products.

Mahala is an open door Surf Co. We’re constantly looking at ways of doing what we do better, bigger and more effectively. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas and get involved.

Waves are Mahala

All these pics are from the Iliza Surf Academy in Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape. We’ve been supporting them with boards and wetsuit donations. So far several  kids from the surf school have represented the Border region at the South African Grommet Games and SA Champs surfing competitions.

2009 has been a rough year for the Iliza Surf Academy. There have been 2 fatal shark attacks at 2nd Beach within six weeks of each other. The last attack took the life of Iliza surfer Luyolo Mangele. Now we’re raising money to get these kids some Shark Shields – electronic devices that deter sharks.

If you feel like helping out you can do so in a few different ways. 1st off you could buy a t-shirt. All the money goes to the Mahala Surf Co, which is entirely non profit. Otherwise you can contact andy@mahala.co.za to make a donation of old surf equipment or perhaps some cold hard cash.

Ride the big one!

Waves are Mahala

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  1. Pauly says:

    Thanks Great motive. Should be in full on front page not a read more

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  2. Gail says:

    Hi Andy
    Happy to donate 10 Oggi rash vest to the cause. Let me know what sizes are best. How about we get some Mahala ones up and running?
    Regards Gail

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  3. Ian says:

    Hi Andy

    Well done man – this is good stuff. I recently had the opportunityof spending some time with the (PSJ) Port St Johns kids in PE at Grom Games and they shivered and surfed their way through a week long comp. without wetsuits or warm kit -but they were hard core as hell and surf with fury!

    This is a very good cause for very committed and worthy recipients and I think every surfer out there has something in their cupboard, garage or garden to donate – even a few bucks (heaven forbid). I’ll send you my stuff – and a few bucks – and best with the program.

    Cheers, Ian

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  4. Larwood says:

    good clear spot,Andy, but need an account number .some of us are cash customers
    la

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  5. Leigh says:

    Hi Andy –

    Well done on a great slant. Wish I was really flush with cash or surf equipment, but I’m not right now. That will change in the case of the latter – & then I’ll send!!

    Best of luck – Leigh

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  6. stu says:

    I have an old suit and a few old leashes and my wifes old Mini Mal to donate. All in good condition. Who and how to donate to Mhala?

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  7. rockmanloverman says:

    great idea. would love to sign up for some lessons myself.

    how do i donate some £££.

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  8. Steve says:

    Wot a gr8 idea!!!!

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  9. zama says:

    hi andy its me zama i made on da team border 2010 for SA CHAMPS would you plz organised surfbaord&wetsuit for capetown plaese & i give thanks for wth you have done for us .on be half of iliza

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  10. avuyile says:

    awee andy man thanks for everything you are a life saveir by keeping us on the water free(Mahala) and even when one of us makes the circuit we will never let you down.AVO

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  11. Andy says:

    Avuyile and Zama it’s great to see you guys on the internet! Amen! Come stay with us in Cape Town soon. I’ll sort out the wetsuits

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Zama, Pitso, Zithobile am sending my greetings guys hoping that WAVES are still treating you good guys i mic PARADICE waves but soon i will be around
    4rm WILLY

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  13. Abid says:

    My name is abid

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