Race & Surfing: A Brief History With Selema Masekela

Race & Surfing: A Brief History With Selema Masekela

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Race & Surfing: A Brief History With Selema Masekela

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“Recently someone asked me…is there a whiter sport than surfing? Now you think that I’d be used that question by now but it stings just as much as the first time.” –Selema Masekela

Dig this animated documentary presented by Red Bull Media House that delves into surfing’s history. From Africa to Polynesia to the Americas, surfing’s lineage is rich, diverse, and incredibly nuanced. So much so, that we are only beginning to scratch the surface and understand it. Voiced by Selema Masekela, the film explores the varied roots of surfing’s origin and its subsequent cultural evolution into what we recognize today:

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