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Surf’s up in Senegal for first ever pro event in west Africa

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Ngor is on the global circuit, 50 years after featuring in surfing film The Endless Summer A wave of boys ebbs and flows on the black rocks, watching surfers paddle out, pop up and catch the right-hand point break they know so well. Surfers from all over the world hop from rock to rock past them, waiting their turn to compete, their boards swaddled in giant stripy socks.Ngor right, a Senegalese wave put on the international surfing map by the 1966 surf documentary The Endless Summer, has never seen so much sun-bleached hair. This week, the World Surf League brought its qualifying series to west Africa for the first time, a historic moment for surfing off a continent with plentiful waves but few people who have the means to take advantage of them. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/31/surfs-up-in-senegal-for-first-ever-pro-event-in-west-africa

Author : Ruth Maclean in Dakar

Publish date : 2019-03-31 08:00:15

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