Renowned in sport circles for its off road endurance race; and in music circles for being birthplace of the likes of Akon and Youssou N’Dour – this capital city has not traditionally been a surf destination…Here’s a sample of what’s on offer to the locals of one of West Africa’s lesser known gems:
“THE CONTINENT IS TOO LARGE TO DESCRIBE. IT IS A VERITABLE OCEAN, A SEPARATE PLANET, A VARIED, IMMENSELY
RICH COSMOS.”” – RYCHARD KAPUSCINSKI
From the makers of the critically acclaimed documentary “The Old, The Young and The Sea,” comes Beyond. An African Surf Documentary.
Beyond explores the unique board-riding cultures found in Morocco, Mauritania, Gambia and Senegal. Dropping into some of the most isolated coastlines in the world, the travelers spent three months on the road filming, photographing and interviewing a host of fascinating characters that have all found ways to adapt to the harshness of their respective environs while still carving out surfing and other adventurous lifestyles. Dealing with thematic issues such as individualism in traditional societies, the potential conflicts that arise when 21st century ambitions collide with time honored traditions, and the quest for personal fulfillment.