S'nenhlanhla Makhubu, a surfer girl to watch out for!

S'nenhlanhla Makhubu, a surfer girl to watch out for!

Been looking for #groms to follow and get excited about? Meet S'nenhlanhla Makhubu, #SouthAfrica's most exciting #surf export since @jordysmith88!

Following in the footsteps of countryfellow Samukelisiwe Cele, who was the first black female to compete in a #WSL event, @sne.makhubu has steadily progressed through the year in the @wsl Junior series, culminating in a semis finish at #Ballito, losing to Hawaii top seed @zoe_mcdougall (after beating her in round 3 mind you).

When asked about possible bikini ambitions and what her brand would be like, her answer came as the most innocent #reallife punch in the face of commercial storytelling: 'my brand would be called: 'Tomorrow will be better' because I've had such bad days that I literally wanted to quit and end everything. This was due to what I was going through, things like #racism and being treated unfairly. I had forgotten that days can be different.'

Not forgetting how fortunate she is, after humble beginnings learning to surf with #SandileMqadi, club manager at @surfersnotstreetchildren , ('my personal experience of #ubuntu!'), Sne is now ready to take on the world with the support of a top team: her lifeguard dad, @jasonribbink from @surfacademysa, top QS surfer @chaddutoit as coach and @sisonkeoutreach as all-championing club. 'My ambition is to make it to the top and become one of the best in the world' and battle it out against her favourite surfers: @tylerwright @owright and @gabrielmedina (guys, you got the invite, watch out!😜) To support Sne's dream to represent πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦ in Japan πŸ‘‰ tiny.cc/snejpn or link in bio ☝. βœ’: @_laurence_b πŸ“·: unknown #reallifestoke #freesurfspirit #swellbound

 Ripping at Ballito

Ripping at Ballito

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