The Taste of a Day in Medewi

It’s 3:30 am and the first roosters start crowing. Hit the snooze on this first alarm until 4:30 am when the chanting from the neighbourhood mosques begins. They play the chanting on speakers to broadcast the sounds to the neighbourhoods. I’m told by my host that five religions peacefully coexist in Medewi. Impressive. Still, it’s dark at the hour but I know the morning dawn surf nears.  If I want to beat the crowds on the point, then I have to paddle out in the dark. I did this on Tuesday morning. I hit the lineup at 5:50 am while still dark. I caught one wave. Two people arrive. Then I catch one more …

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