Surfing, one of the most popular sports in South Africa, is a mostly white matter. There is still a big difference between race when it comes to wealth and this is also visible in surfing. The sea is for free, wetsuits and boards aren’t. With the help of people who own surfschools and surfboard factories, there are initiatives to get children out of townships and into surfing. That way, they keep them of the street and create a playful and useful environment. The children can use boards and wetsuits for free, as long as they keep getting good results in school and are showing good attitude. Entering into competitions makes them competitive but allows them also to travel to other parts of the country and see what else is there, outside their own township.