Pre-contact: The Surfing Tradition of Sao Tome

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Sam George’s account of Sao Tomean surf culture clearly highlights their traditional influence on the sport. George takes us to a small, West African island where he shares a heartfelt experience with local surfers, very well discovering the origin of surfing.