Transformed is a multi-part documentary series hosted by South African Shaun Tomson, 1977 World Surfing Champion, that showcases how surfing can change lives and cultures all over the globe. The first season of Transformed launched in August 2019 and is now back by popular demand to tell three new stories from South Central, Los Angeles; Kingston Jamaica and Cape Town, South Africa.
South African Big Wave surfer Frank Solomon has started a non-profit called Sentinel Ocean Alliance for the purpose of empowering kids (boys and girls) to lead a better life by teaching them how to surf. For many of the kids in the program, a life of poverty and crime is the only path forward and with Sentinel Ocean Alliance, Frank is hoping to make a difference in their lives by keeping them in the water and off the streets. This year SOA won Sports Charity of the Year from the Provincial Sport Federation of South Africa and Frank hopes to add a classroom and a curriculum of some sort the program in the coming years.
(Zag) Who reached out to you from WSL, how did you get linked up to produce this episode?