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Alan Van Gysen is one of Africa’s most respected surf photographers. In this photo portfolio, Alan takes us to the numerous bays and points and nooks and crannies of his home country of South Africa and beyond. Namibia, Mozambique, Morrocco, and even the illustrious Rapid 11 on the Zambezi River tamed by kayakers and river-goers, but also surfers under Van Gysen’s initiative. Gysen’s surf photos are strong, and South Africa is rich in surfing wilderness and adventure.