Beyond those actions, we also support young talented surfers on the path of their professional career. Currently, we sponsor six young surfers on the WQS tour of the world surf league.
Ntando was taken off the streets of Durban, South Africa when he was 8 years old after losing both of his parents. The Surfers Not Street Children association took care of his education and teached him how to surf until his teenage years. This young talent has risen to the 17th world junior rank. He is now 20 years old and goes for the WQS circuit of the World Surf League with all chances to be among the best. Unfortunately it is tille very difficult to find sponsors in South Africa when you come from the streets. That is why Smile Wave Fund has decided to sponsor this young talent and lauch his career.
Instagram : @ntandolife
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Sne is a 16-year-old girl also from Durban. As a promising young surfer, Sne joined the Surfers Not Street Children program to maximise her chances of becoming professional by training in the most appropriated environment and staying away from the streets.
She recently won the second place at the Junior South Africa Championship. If it’s hard to find a sponsor as a boy coming from the streets, it’s even more complicated when you’re a girl. That is why Smile Wave Fund has chosen to support Sne. She can now show her talent across borders.
instagram : @sne.makhubu
Fantin is one of the few Swiss surfers who has been qualified for the Junior World Championships.
Because he was seeking support and our fund is based in Switzerland we decided to support this young talent.He can thus proudly wear the colors of Switzerland against the great nations of surfing.
instagram : @fantin_habashi