• Name: Samukelisiwe Cele
  • Born: KwaZulu Natal in Durban (South Africa)
  • Age: 18 years
  • Local: North beach
  • Stance: Regular
  • Favorite manueve: Cut Back
  • Surfer reference: Alana Blanchard and Mick Fanning


Sam Cele has been surfing just five years ago and has already made history in the women’s world, when on June 28, 2015 she competed in Ballito Pro Presented by Billabong in Ballito, South Africa, becoming the first black female surfer to compete in a World Surf League event.

One year later, Sam was chosen by the International Surfing Association (ISA) to be a component of the ISA 2016 Scholarship Program, a program of support destined to 35 young surfers from 21 countries around the world.

Sam finds motivations in everything, in his board, in his companions, in his coach but mainly in the waves. She has a great love for water sports and extreme sliding sports, this is undoubtedly a very important factor in achieving his dream:


 I’d look to be a mentor, and being the first black girl to be in the surf league tour. 









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