Book extract: from Flats to foamies: how a kid barrelled off the streets
An extract from Alfonso Peters’s ‘AFRO SURF — The Book’, published by African surf brand Mami Wata
Alfonso Peters was born in Mitchells Plain and grew up in Manenberg, Cape Town. He had a troubled childhood and ended up on the streets for a couple of years. At the age of 10 he was introduced to surfing. It became an outlet for him and changed his life.
My name’s Alfonzo Pieters. Just that, I actually wish I had a middle name, but it didn’t happen. They call me Alf, Alfie, Fonzi. A lot of okes in Port Elizabeth call me Fonzi...