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Ross Taylor Surf Contest 2014, Buffels Bay South Africa

The Surfer Kids NON-Profit have become an integral part of the annual Ross Taylor Surf Contest. This was the fourth consecutive year that The Surfer Kids attended the event! It is without a doubt one of the highlights on the programme’s calendar and the kids look forward to this weekend all year long!

The event is held annually in Buffels Bay (South Africa) in memory of Ross Taylor, a local surfer who died of cancer. His final wish was that a surf contest be held in his memory, the proceeds of which would be donated to Hospice, after the care and support they had provided to him and his family in the final years of his debilitating illness.

The Surfer Kids is a Non-Profit Organisation operated by Unravel Surf Travel OUTREACH. The programme works with kids from a local rural primary-school and high-school. Its mission is to explore and teach life skills, using surfing and travelling as a medium, in a marginalised rural community.

The Surfer Kids Non Profit also offers  a voluntour program, a combination of volunteer work with the kids and a travelling experience in South Africa.

The Surfer Kids attendance at the Ross Taylor event has been made possible by the support of the organising committee. We would like to thank them for their crucial support, without which we would not be able to spend the weekend in Buffels Bay at the Ross Taylor Surf Contest.

To learn more about the The Surfer Kids go to our website or follow the programme on Facebook

Jenya Zhivaleva, co-founder of The Surfer Kids Non-Profit.

All photos by Jenya Zhivaleva, Your Foto Story,

Billabong Junior Series 2014

Billabong Junior series 2014

Event 1 – Outerpool, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Photos by Jenya Zhivaleva


1.Tide-Lee Ireland (DBN)
2. York Van Jaarsveld (CT)
3. Christian Venter (CT)
4. Kye MacGregor (Port Alfred)

1. Sophie Bell (DBN)
2. Gabrielle Lailvaux (DBN)
3. Nina Harmse (Mossel Bay)
4. Olivia Izzard (DBN)

1. Max Elkington (CT)
2. Koby Oberholzer (warner beach)
3. Julian Zens (CT)
4. Karl Steen (DBN)

1. Michelle Verreynne (George)
2. Danica Stockigt (EL)
3. Ruth Armstrong (CT)
4. Pippa Jones (Muizenberg)

1. Jordan Maree (Kalk Bay)
2. Alex Van Rijswijck (PE)
3. Jake Elkington (CT)
4. Bevan Willis (DBN)

1. Chanelle Botha (Warner Beach)
2. Jade Story (DBN)
3. Britney Linder (PE)
4. Anoush Zakarian (CT)

1. Matt McGillivray (JBay)
2. Benji Brand (CT)
3. Richard Kidd (DBN)
4. Jerry Van Wyk (JBay)

1. Emma Smith (JBay)
2. Chanelle Botha (Warner Beach)
3. Crystal Hulett (St Francis Bay)
4. Jade Mets (DBN)

1. Dylan Lightfoot (JBay)
2. Diran Zakarian (CT)

Going wild in South Africa

I am not sure whether its South African  sun  or a unique feeling of freedom one experiences being so far away from home, but there is definitely something about this country that helps people to let go and experience a new self.

Another photo story.. of Elena Bufan, Russian traveller, who joined a Surf – Yoga – Photo tour at Buffels bay, organized by Unravel Surf Travel in February 2013.

Elena works as an organizer of exhibitions in Russia. She discovered surfing  4 years ago, when surfing in Russia was still a very strange thing.

Elena is an incredibly positive, optimistic and light person.

This was an evening we went to the wild side of Buffels Bay…

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