There's finally something to show! Two and a half minutes of images on our way to a full film. You'll here the voice of one of the town elders giving the Sierra Leone surfers a blessing just before their trip to Liberia. Many thanks to all the people who back this project.
Just wanted to share this promising Inertia article with you about the UNDP seeing surfing as a means to international development.
Surfing as a sport has great potential for youth development.
Finally some news. It’s been a while. We are very aware. Winter in Europe, not much happening. Except for filmmaking. The postproduction process is a long one. While waiting for Spring, we are happy to announce that we have found a very good translator and get support from a bunch of the world’s best editors. And very soon, like the first spring flowers…
On July 5th, Lars, a good friend of the Surfing Salone team suffered a severe mountain biking accident in Holland, leaving him paralysed from the shoulders down.
Lars donated one of his surfboards to the Bureh Beach Surf Club and arranged brand new board shorts via O'neill for the BBSC surfers. Lars is one of a million and we are very grateful for his contribution.
Help Lars now and make a donation!
It’s there! On the day that Liberia is officially Ebola free (42 days without a new case) the Surfing Salone crew starts their adventure. After waiting more than a year for the Ebola to pass we finally fly out to Sierra Leone to shoot the documentary and hunt for the famous waves of Roberstport, Liberia.
Last week’s full moon provided some nice waves and instantly Bureh Town changed in the vibrant place it used to be before the outbreak; surf, beach volleyball, fresh seafood, coconuts directly from the tree, bonfires, cold beers and a lot of happy faces. The Surfing Salone crew is very glad to see smiles back on the faces of the Bureh beach boys and slowly start talking about planning shooting the documentary later this year.
The Surfing Salone crew is very happy to inform you that the project has entered the ASN (Dutch sustainable bank) World of Tomorrow competition and has been selected as one of the 10 best projects in the security and social cohesion category.
Until the 3rd of October you can give your vote to Surfing Salone.