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#Surfing4peace is an #NGO co-fonded in 2007 by the American legend Dorian “Doc” Paskowitz, with his son David Paskowitz, as well as Arthur Rashovan and Kelly Slater. It’s an interpersonal cooperation initiative aiming to bridge cultural and political barriers between #surfers in the #MiddleEast and #worldwide. The idea came after reading an article in the Los Angeles Time highlighting the lack of #surfboards in #Gaza. So on, the dudes have succeded to send 14 boards to the small community of #Gazans surfers in 2007. The NGO, with now on a hub in France managed by Samuel Jacquesson, have been active since with the organization of #trips gathering international surfers : 2014 in France and 2015 in #Brazil and #France. In february 2016, they held their trip in #Morocco, the first of a kind in an Arabic country. As a #photographer, I’ve been invited to follow them. Here is the report of the amazing time and multicultural energy which radiated from this event. The #trip took place in the small berber fishing village of #Tamraght, located 17km from #Agadir and a real surfers’ #paradise. It gathered 20 surfers from France, #Italy, #Israel, #Morocco, #Algeria and #Tunisia. Sadly, due to borders controls, Gazan surfers were not able to participate this time. “People who surf together can live together” Doc Paskowitz ~ Thx to Surfing 4 Peace, Sunshine Surf Morocco & everybody involved. ~ P.M for HD versions or requests.

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