Local Mikey February makes history as first non-white African surfer on tour

If you’re not into the professional surfing scene, you probably have never come across the name Mikey February before. Well, with Mandela Day around the corner, the young South African is making the entire country proud.

Mikey February: A true South African talent

Thanks to a recent profile by The Inertia, we’ve all been reminded that Mikey February is making history in the surfing community. The 25-year-old Capetonian became the first African of colour to qualify for the surfing World Tour (think of a global UEFA Champions League of sorts).

With no South Africans making the tour in years, February began his qualifying attempts back in 2013 as he set himself a goal of making the top 100 rankings. It took a few years but by the end of 2015, February finished 90th in the…

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