Umthombo: kids are stoked with surfing

Street children are learning to surf in South Africa. Project Umthombo is helping homeless kids catch some waves, rather than getting more addicted to glue.

The idea is quite simple: kids will be offered a surfboard as soon as they prove that they are commited and showing clear signs of evolution.

Many South African street kids that have undergone an experience through Umthombo are now returning to school and completely stoked to the rising swells.

The community project is currently taking actions in Durban's South Beach.

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Tamaroa McComb: his friend got the title

Local surfer, Taumata Puhetini (PFY), has claimed the 2010 Air Tahiti Nui VonZipper Trials in solid six-foot waves at Teahupo’o, overcoming an international invite-only field of 64 to guarantee himself a wildcard into the main event of stop 5 on the ASP Men’s World Tour, the Billabong Pro, Tahiti which begins next Monday, August 23.

Puhetini looked unstoppable in the all-Tahitian final versus fellow local, Tamaroa McComb (PFY), the 23 year-old registering one of the highest two-wave combined wave scores of the event, 18.17 out of a possible perfect 20, to see him claim the most important win of his career.

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UK & Ireland surf spots: better than a road map

The UK & Ireland's most comprehensive surf guide is now into its full-colour third edition. With well over 300 individual surf spots backed up by individual Surfer's Eye maps, Wavefinder UK & Ireland details all you need to know to discover the best surf spots in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

From the icy waters of Thurso to sub-tropical Sennen in Cornwall, Wavefinder UK & Ireland covers every beach, reef and point worth knowing about. As well as listings of where to surf, the Surfer's Eye maps detail the best wind, swell and tide conditions for each surf spot, making this a valuable surf travel guide for surfers, bodyboarders and everyday beach goers.

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