The birth and rise of São Tomé’s first generation of surfers.
The birth and rise of São Tomé’s first generation of surfers
— from wooden boards to the World Junior Surf Championships.
Miguel “Micha” Ribeiro is both an observer and a player in the birth and rise of the surf culture in the west african archipelago nation of São Tomé e Príncipe. Merging an indigenous tradition of riding waves, with the figure of it’s most talented young surfer Jejé Camblé, surfing in São Tomé grows from a cultural link between a group of kids in Santana, all the way to the first ever participation in the World Junior Surfing Championship.
This documentary follows the personal memories of the moments lived by Micha during the central years of São Tomé’s surf — from it’s appearence as a cultural link between a group of kids from Santana, up to the first ever participation in the World Junior Surfing Championship.
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