Surfing & Sharks

In South Africa, between Durban and JBay, lies approximately 1000 kilometers of untamed topographical and oceanic paradise. In the middle is the Wild Coast.

For local surfers Lungani Memani, Andrew Lange, and Avuyile Ndamase, it's their home.

Every year in June, the ocean swells to its peak, hosting the countries largest surf conditions, and becomes host to the sardine run, bringing together huge marine biodiversity, including many species of sharks.

This documentary goes up close with pro surfers Lungani, Andrew, and Avuyile, their family's traditions and tribulations alongside a hand-selected group of the best shark experts from the region to uncover the real secrets and stories that surround the shark stigma that exists in South Africa.

This film intends to make a cross-section of current and future opinions about solutions or positive ideas to the future of this long-existing stigma in South Africa.

Directed by Julian Wilson.