Peace in the Middle East? Totally Bro.

The Skinny: In Gaza, a handful of Palestinian men have found a way to escape temporarily from the hardships of life in their conflict-wracked home. They go surfing.

Dirt poor and mainly from refugee camps, they find joy riding waves, often on makeshift boards, in the green waters off Gaza's beaches.

Over the past few years, a number of groups, some based in Israel, have made it their business to try to help the Gaza surfers.

Explore Corps and Jewish Surfing 4 Peace have sent surf boards and wetsuits to the 20 or so Palestinian wave riders, hoping to extend the hand of friendship across the bullet-pocked border.

U.S. filmmaker Alexander Klein managed to get in to Gaza to film the latest mission, the story of which he tells in documentary "God Went Surfing with the Devil."

The Gaza Surf Club
God Went Surfing with the Devil
Explore Corps
CNN Feature


Cruggly said...

You seem differant now. Drunk or divorced or both.

Anonymous said...

Charlie don't surf.