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These Locals are Championing Cuba’s Surf Movement

Cuba is a bit of an anomaly within the surfing world. Despite being one of the most populated countries in the Caribbean there are only 150 Cuban surfers. That means only 0.001% of the country takes advantage of its 2000 miles of incredible coastline. It doesn’t help that there isn’t a single surf shop in all of Cuba, making it a grand ordeal to even get gear. Many crafty Cubans have resorted to stealing styrofoam from fish stores to make a surfboard.

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But a group of dedicated locals is looking to change this disparity. Their mission is to legitimize surfing, which starts with creating a movement. The short film Surf Cuba, produced by the Local Project, follows their cause and how they plan to bring it to fruition. To learn more about the issue check out The Local Project's full digital campaign.

It is happy to know about Cuba’s surf movement.  Hostsailor  All the best wishes for your entire team and hoping that the short film Surf Cuba would be a great success. Thank you for sharing this article with us. Keep going guys.

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