Muizenberg: perfect waves in the heart of South Africa | Photo: Surfpop

Want to learn how to surf and get children from disadvantaged communities out the back? Surfpop is building a bridge between crime and drugs, and the love for surfing and the ocean.

Daniel Botha, founder of Surfpop, aims to change the life of underprivileged children born amidst gangsterism, violence and ghettos. His drive involves hope, compassion, smiles, waves, and business, too.

"We want to share surfing, and the lifestyle and culture it offers with others and have them experience the stoke," explains Botha, who owns his surf shack in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

"To make a positive difference in society by using surfing as a tool to change the lives of the Surfpop children, and make them ambassadors in their communities to help enlighten others."

The volunteer outreach program invites beginner surfers to share their time with children between the ages of 8-10 and work with them until they are more or less 15-16.

In four weeks, you'll be introduced to the sport of surfing, explore Cape Town, help children in the water, and relax at the backpackers. 2500

You will learn everything - from surfboard design and surf forecasting, to wave formation and history of surfing. At the same time, you will make a difference in the lives of young chargers.

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