The 1st skateboarding video contest made exclusively on afro beats is on !
The Instagram Contest, from March 6th to 24th, will give 8 winning teams the opportunity to participate in the Pro Contest in Accra.
Form your ranks, register online and get in on the action!
For the culture!
Our collective has been working on promoting skateboarding in Ghana for the past 3 years.
With the help of our friends and sponsors all around the world (Vans, Decathlon, Trace TV…), we have been able to collect over 200 used sports equipment, also, we have been given skateboarding and surfing lessons in different villages and towns in Ghana. Including Busua, Kwahu, Accra, Peki, Kumasi etc.
Our main goal is to build the very first safe and well put together skatepark in Ghana, we aim to provide the best experience for skateboarders in the country.
To achieve our goal, every year we challenge ourselves to organize a skate tour. With the help of the tour, we get the opportunity to meet all kinds of children from different towns that have different backgrounds. We are really hoping to build a community that children can rely on. For our upcoming trip, we plan to teach up to 1 000 children how to skateboard in exactly 12 days.
In 2018, whiles we were on tour, we had the chance to provide 600 kids skateboarding lessons.
We toured in Busua, Cape Coast, Cape three points, Takoradi, Abonom, Accra, Kumasi, and Peki.
We believe, this project has a huge positive impact in the Ghanaian community and above all has encouraged the youth to practice sport to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.
Moreover, we believe traveling is the best way for Ghanaians to discover their own truth. In Ghana, people typically don’t get the chance to travel and in most cases, they can’t even afford the traveling expenses.
For most the children who participate in our tour, it gives them a sense of boldness when they return because they get to explore, to learn, to understand a new culture, to interact with different people, to create long-lasting lifetime memories and sometimes they discover who they are in the process.
Surf Ghana is a collective of surfers and skateboarders based in Accra created in 2016.
Surf Ghana aims to support and contribute to the easy access to Board-sports and practices for all Ghanaians. Our project is also to promote eco-citizen actions in Ghana for children, teenagers, and young adults.
The collective wants to use the practice of board sports as a stepping stone for education, social inclusion, empowerment of young people in the country.
Our team is made up of creatives individuals who have experiences in sports education, photojournalism, graphic design, event planning, cinematography and of course skateboarding.
This trip will be funded 100% through donations.
Please consider donating to help offset the cost of this trip and help the surf Ghana collective to achieve their dream of having a skate tour and also get the chance to teach 1000 children how to skate.
Please help us make a difference in the communities in Ghana and inspire the youth with a positive message of freedom throughout Ghana.
We believe in responsible tourism that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and the natives. Also, we plan to only get accommodations and food from locals as a way of supporting the Ghanaian community.
We believe that eradicating equality in all its forms and dimensions, including sports, is one of the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
We think this is the future of tourism in Africa!
Peace & Love
The name of this style is 'Earth & Water' it is a style I developed over the years, an integration of unrelated but related imagery & parts. This is unity in diversity. A world where all uniqueness combines polar opposites to make one unified beauty. The cracks, gutters & spaces themselves represent an imperfection, our faults. It's all part of the beauty.
This artwork combines the energy & determination in a skateboarder with childhood in a country like Ghana. Trotros & sometimes taxis are seen in every corner of the country, it's become a symbol of our country, of transportation, it holds a lot of significance. Other imagery include Adinkras of the Akan's & Ewes combined with Ga Samai (Ga traditional symbols) the Ga Adangbe. These symbols mean endurance, patience, protection and gradual growth.
There are also some skateboarders with really cool tricks plus musical notes that conote the fun in skateboarding coupled with music.