Selema Mabena Masekela: Surf, Solidarity and Speaking Out


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We literally laughed and cried speaking with Selema Mabena Masekela about racism in surfing; his journey building a career in a historically white, male and monied environment; and while swapping stories from childhoods in New England. It was a gift to hear about his legendary father, musician Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, and how his example helped Selema find his voice as an activist.

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Discussed on this episode:


Video from the 2020 Encinitas Paddle Out in response to the killing of George Floyd

Selema’s Podcast: What Shapes Us Pod

The Textured Waves Surf Community

Selema’s Band: Alekesam

Selema on Instagram

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