african surf development
A night of discussion and celebration of Africa day!
Join us for the latest news on the people, progress, developments and initiatives which are helping Africa play its increasing role in global surf culture and the economic and social development of the continent.
Andy Davis - Chief Surf Officer, Mami Wata
Tom Hewitt MBE - founder and CEO Surfers Not Street Children
Tom Hewitt MBE is the founder and global CEO of the pioneering African organisation Surfers Not Street Children in Durban, South Africa and Tofo, Mozambique. He has been an award winning activist around the global phenomenon of homeless street children since 1992. He fused surfing into his work in 1998 when he started Surfers Not Street Children at a time where surfing and social justice had very few crossovers.
Hardy McQueen - Brand and Culture, Mami Wata
Hardy McQueen has worked for over two decades towards building and growing creator communities that resonate around purposeful products. He has given special attention to demystifying and updating notions about the African continent, becoming a subject-matter expert on culture in the process.
This unique understanding of the landscape across the African continent has allowed Hardy to execute projects across; music, fashion, art and streetwear in Accra, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Luanda, Dar Es Salaam and Nairobi.