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Surfing In Ghana: Mr Brights Surf School

Surfing In Ghana: Mr Brights Surf School

James Edward Alexander was perhaps the first to document Surfing in Ghana.

James Edward Alexander was anchored off the island of Accra , off the Cape Coast not too far from the “yellow sands” of what used to be called Guinea.

 

Mr Brights youngest student, 1 year 11 .. What's your excuse
Mr Brights youngest student, 1 year 11 .. What’s your excuse

On November 16, 1835 , while describing native island life, Alexander noted that, “from the beach, meanwhile, might be seen boys swimming into the sea, with light boards under their stomachs.

They waited for a surf; and then came rolling in like a cloud on the top of it. But I was told that sharks occasionally dart in behind the rocks, and ‘yam’ them.”

 

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Mr Brights Surf School, Ghana

  In 2011, for the first time ever 3 young surfers from Busua Beach Ghana, Clement Slater 20, Peter Ansah 20, and Emmanuel Ansah 17 went to South Africa to participate in the trip of their lifetimes.

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That was the first time that any surfer from West Africa had competed in an event of this scale in South Africa.  More and more Ghanaians are taking a liking to Surfing now…

Are you based in Ghana? Do want to try something different ? Why not try something new and learn to surf with Mr Brights surf school, Ghana’s premier surf school.

They have 2 locations, The KangarooPouch BeachResort, Busua beach and Big Millys, Kokrobite.

Mr Brights Surf School alongside The West African Surf Association (WASA) is associated with the surfers of Ghana and Western Africa.

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They aim to make the next few decades of surfing in Ghana much better documented than ever before!..

**There might be other Surfing schools in Ghana. We however have 2 or 3 people who have used Mr Brights Surf School before and told us about the nice time they had.

Visit www.mrbrights.com for more info

 Photo Credit: Mr Brights Surf School

 

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