Township surfers, 2017 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 surf schools and surf factories, there are initiatives to get children out of townships and into surfing. That way, they keep them off the street and create a playful and useful environment. Entering into competitions makes them competitive but allows them also to travel to other pats of the country and see what else is there, outside their own township.