Meet Khadjou Sambe, Senegal’s first female professional surfer who trains beginners at Black Girls Surf (BGS), a training school for girls and women who want to compete in professional surfing

Khadjou Sambe, Senegal’s first female professional surfer, trains near her home in the district of Ngor – the westernmost point of the African continent. “I would always see people surfing and I’d say to myself: ‘But where are the girls who surf?’” says the 25-year-old. “I thought: ‘Why don’t I go surfing, represent my country, represent Africa, represent Senegal, as a black girl?’” “I always think to myself, when I wake up in the morning: ‘Khadjou, you’ve got something to do, you represent something everywhere in the world, you must…

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