The South Africa surfing community is celebrating Youth Day on 16 June 2015 in an inspiring manner by officially launching a very special project called ‘For The Love : A South African Surf Journal’.
This venture was conceptualized by Waves for Change ambassador, Michael February, one of SA surfing’s shining stars and the captain of the South African Surfing team which competed in the 50th ISA World Surfing Games last year. Mfeb (as he is known by his peers and Instagram followers), has spent the past few months working behind the scenes with many of South Africa’s finest photographers, media publishers, graphic designers and the awesome crew at Waves for Change to compile this remarkable coffee table book.
The book will feature spectacular images captured by nineteen of the country’s most talented surf and surf lifestyle photographers, who have generously donated previously unpublished photographs to support this initiative. The idea is aimed at raising funds for the Waves for Change organization which uses surfing as a tool for therapy and upliftment amongst young adults from Cape Town’s townships.
“Given the significance of Youth Day and particularly the impact the W4C program is having on the young people in our grass-roots communities, launching the ‘For The Love’ initiative today seems like the best way to really celebrate the importance of this project,” says Mfeb.
Pre-publication orders for the limited edition ‘For The Love : A South African Surf Journal’ coffee table book can be made at www.forthelove.co.za and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Waves For Change foundation.
Everyone interested in the ocean, surfing and the upliftment of South Africa’s youth is encouraged to make a difference and spread Good Vibes on Youth Day by supporting this unique project.
For more information on the ‘For The Love’ project, including the book specifications, names of the photographers who participated and the online order form see www.forthelove.co.za
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For more on the phenomenal work done by Waves For Change, see http://www.waves-for-change.org/