Growing our family

Surfpop started 2020 with a bang! After months of planning and preparation, we introduced 24 new young smiling faces to the Surfpop family, 16 girls and 8 boys from Masiphumelele township.

It’s been incredible to witness the children’s excitement of becoming waterpeople, for many of them the first time in the ocean. They are proud to belong to a tribe, as new friendships unfold and our long time Surfpop children welcome them into our family. Asenako, our long time girl beneficiaries gladly welcomed the new girls and I think she secretly rejoiced in the fact that finally she was not the only girl anymore, and girl power might be taking over!

We are also stoked to welcome 6 new part-time staff members from the township community into our family, providing jobs to those who need it the most.