Chasing the Unicorn

Alan van Gysen
July 27, 2023

This film, released in full for your edification, traces the history of surfing in post-war Mozambique, while searching for a mythical sand-bottomed wave that lies along this tropical slice of East Africa.

Along the way we meet Sung Min Cho and Julia Fernando, the country’s leading surfers, and get acquainted with Mozambique’s burgeoning surf culture that has risen up in the wake of 30 years of armed conflict.

Set to a soundtrack infused with Afrobeat and driving rhythms, Chasing the Unicorn is an ode to old-school adventure and a young surfing nation on the rise.

Featuring: Sung Min Cho, Mikey February, Eli Beukes, Julia Fernando, Jordy Smith, Brendon Gibbens and others.

A film by Now Now Media presented by Monster Energy, In association with O’Neill

Director of photography Alan van Gysen. Executive Producer Ryan Franklin

Written and Directed by Will Bendix. Produced by Alan van Gysen

First Camera Ian Thurtell. Edited by Will Bendix

Duration: 33 minutes

Chasing the Unicorn