Soundings: Season 3 Episode 5

Mikey February

The South African on Cape Town’s surf landscape, stepping away from competition, his film endeavors, and finding the freedom to be oneself.

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Cape Towner and free surfer Mikey February is widely recognized for his dynamic, fluid style, which radiates a sense of creative freedom that has been cultivated largely outside the confines of the world tour. Though February competed from a young age, he has since found an alternative pathway for his career—one in which self-worth and free expression go hand in hand. The recent father and co-founder of the South Africa-based charity JUJU Surf Club sits down with Jamie Brisick to talk about music, what it means to be a professional surfer, finding creative freedom, and the value of understanding waves through the lens of their cultural contexts.

Produced by Jonathan Shifflett.
Music by Paz Lenchantin.

Feature image by Alan van Gysen.