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Surfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmSurfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmSurfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmSurfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmSurfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmSurfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade ÅkerströmSurfing Lifestyle - Surfers at Durban beach, South Africa - Travel photography by Lola Akinmade Åkerström

It was enough to pull me away from succulent prawns I was devouring at Durban’s iconic pier restaurant Moyo. The sight of surfers waiting patiently at the tip of the pier, scanning for waves forming out at sea. Waves we non-surfers can’t see yet. They wait patiently for minutes, five, ten minutes maybe until they see a promising ride.

With one quick leap of excitement, boards attached to ankles, they jump in. Ready to ride.

Then we see the swells. The surfers brace, stand, and ride until those giant waves push them to sandy shores. From there, it’s another long patient jog up the pier, back to its tip.

To wait patiently again for the next surge of adrenaline.

I was in South Africa filming “Through the Lens” in partnership with South African Tourism and National Geographic Channel. Read more about this exciting project.

  • @Hello Africa – Thank you! I had a wonderful time at Moyo and in Durban!

    @Andi – Haha! I’ve got so many photos. Been tough deciding which ones to feature.

  • Amaaaaaazing!!!!! I want more surfer shots!

  • Thanks for the stunning moyo uShaka Pier feature Lola .. You truly capture the soul of our beautiful Durban and its people through the eyes of a lens.