C'mon peeps - let's get some Friendly City vibes going and all chip in to help get new Millers Local Alfonso Peters to Taiwan to compete for the SA team in the WSL 2018 World Longboard Champs this November.
Alfonso moved down to PE earlier this year and is now a regular out at Millers. He is a super smooth surfer and all-round lekker ou, and needs help to get to the World Champs.
Check out his Funding page here:
Even if you can lob in R10, it will all add up and help him get to the R22k he needs to cover flights, accommodation, food, visas and travel insurance.
Alfonso is an inspirational guy who has overcome huge challenges in his life to get where he is today - a great surfer, a loving husband, and a a proud new dad.
He moved from Cape Town to PE earlier this year to become the Manager of the Port Elizabeth Waves for Change organisation. He has been surfing for over 14 years, and represented South Africa at the ISA World Longboard Championships in China in January this year.
Alfonso had a tough childhood, and moved from Mitchell's Plein to Manenberg when he was young after the death of his father. As troubled teenager he would run away from home, get in trouble for theft. He would later live on the streets and in shelters on and off for eight years.
"It's tough and there's a lot of poverty. Living there [in Manenberg] I didn't have hope and dreams. I wanted to be a gangster myself... I nearly went that route."— Alfonso Peters
After he got in trouble with the police, a social worker invited him to a camp that changed the trajectory of his life. When he went back to school and moved to live in Muizenberg with his social worker, Ryan, Alfonso came across a pamphlet offering a free surf programme.
"I was absolutely hooked... It gave me something to wake up to in the morning. It was my passion and kept me sane."— Alfonso Peters
Throw a few shaka's - and a few bucks - Alfonso's way peeps!