Feb 04 2009

Surfing Bangladesh

Published by at 10:31 pm under Travel,Videos

Beautiful video of locals surfers in Bangladesh.

“Here are a few images from a recent trip Kahana Kalama and Surfing the Nations went on to Bangladesh. It is a glimpse into a documentary that Russell Brownley is working on about a surf club in Bangladesh. Many of the children are street kids or come from very poor families. Some don’t even know how to swim, but their love for surfing brings them together and into a way of life they never even knew existed. An ocean that was once deemed off limits due to fear and a very conservative Islamic culture, is now becoming source of fun, escape and even a chance for a way to make a living.”

The Bangladesh Surf Club from Jedidiah Clothing on Vimeo.

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  • http://nwbroweather.com drexnefex

    wow. not sure i’ll be making a trip there…but that video IS amazing.

    i wonder if they let the girls surf?

  • anik

    Bengalis think free…girls can do whateve they want in bangladesh….i never heard anyone surfin in coxesbazar…this looks amazin…i will surely go there to try surfin..

  • Hello

    Acctually there are only a hand full of surfing girls in Bangladesh, and their inclusion into the sport was not a smooth one. But yes girls do surf as well as boys, in Cox Bazar

  • http://www.zemblog.com Sand Sock Girl

    The vid is great and WOW the ocean is beautiful! This just proves that surfing or any sport bring people together.

  • Mehdiur Rahman

    That was really great… I went there and it was truly a great experience… Looking forward to hit the waves…

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    Wow, the clip was very nice. As you’ve said, surfing made them a family and that’s good because although they are considered poor by others, they are wealthy on the love part.

  • sk8rsng8rs

    I’m from bangladesh, but i live in the u.s. and I learned to surf here as well. I never that the people there actually surfed! When I tell my relatives in bangladesh that I want to go surfing there, they think I’m crazy. But now, stuff like that is normal! That’s awesome!