National Geographic explore a rural South African skate camp
Within the Valley of a Thousand Hills in rural Durban, South Africa, there’s a group of young skateboarders practicing on a half-pipe and a bowl. They’re all part of the Indigo Skate Camp, a movement that looks to nurture sustainable skateboarding environments for rural and vulnerable youths, and Andile Msomi is one of them.
The camp looks to empower local Zulu villagers to learn and grow through the language of skateboarding—and that they do.
This short documentary by Jess Colquhoun follows Andile and his friends to their first competition, where the most important thing is not to win but to enjoy the ride.