A surf trip from Cape Town to London up the West Coast of Africa
Yes, that's right. Three guys, a 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser, a passion for surfing and the spirit of adventure. What a wonderful vibe! It's basically the road trip of a lifetime!
www.africansurfer.com - check it out!
I've known about these crazy kids (Tim, "Lurks" and "Stone") for a while and have been following their progress for some time. I was chatting to The Roofer of late (who, you'll remember, has been punishing those big 25-30 foot waves over the last couple of weeks) and he reminded me of a classic story to do with the African Surfers and that famous old Santa-Claus bearded adventurer, Kingsley Holgate (you might remember him from those Captain Morgan ads, having a bath on the Serengeti plains and the like - "his office").
So the African Surfers have been doing this trip in an old fucked up Toyota Land Cruiser up the West Coast of Africa and they were visiting and surfing places where no white guys had been before (not many people have traveled overland like this to find waves!).
So then you get
Kingsley Holgate, the great white African explorer. Sponsored by Captain Morgan. Sponsored by Land Rover. Big white beard. Pioneer etc. - pretty much the Camel Man. So he's all kitted out with sponsored gear and car - trying to find new untouched territory. And every time he finds a "new" place, he hears about these white goons who have been mucking around in the same place, JUST before him; and they had always JUST left - continuing up the coast. So Kingsley kept on going and everywhere he arrived it was the SAME story - "stealing his thunder," as it were! Then, eventually, he caught up to our boys!
Kingsley Holgate manages to catch up with Tim, Lurks and Stone
Pretty funny stuff! Three guys with an old car and a shoestring budget, outdoing Kingsley Holgate with his backup team and sponsors all over!
So go and check out AfricanSurfer.com and keep track of the guys and their experiences - they're doing something quite unbelievable and the stories and pics are something to behold. Check out their trip so far..
The little pink pins show all their stops - radical..