Black Girls Surf
While in Senegal I met Rhonda Harper, the founder of Black Girls Surf. This project turned movement aims to introduce and train girls/young women of the African diaspora for professional surfing competitions. This movement started out of the of lack of representation needed to host a contest with female participants in the African continent. “Africa has been chosen as the next surfing destination worldwide and indigenous Africans need to be prepared to compete,” says Rhona. Education is also a priority and in order to be form part of the Black Girls Surf program all girls must also be in school. The organization has set up a fundraiser which has raised enough for all the participants to attend.
Commissioned by Marie Claire UK.