The mission at Mami Wata is to be a creative force for good in Africa. The brand do this through manufacturing all of their products in Africa to create jobs and build skills, supporting African surf therapy organisation 'Waves For Change' and strengthening African surf tourism to grow local economies.
The Tofo surf trunk is inspired by the crystal tropical waters of Praia do Tofo, Inhambane province, Mozambique. Styled in a two way stretch, cotton, polyester, spandex mix fabric. Tofo is designed to fade naturally and perform naturally, whether you’re surfing, running, playing beach bats or just sleeping in the sand. The out-seam elastic waist adds to the comfort and ease of movement.
Using 80g saddle thread, Mami Wata Surf triple stitches all the main seams and double stitches the hems, creating garments that are built to last and survive your surf adventures anywhere across the globe.
Our shorts are a slim fit and come up-fitted. So, if you are sometimes a 30 or 32 we recommend you go for the "32". If in doubt, size up!
“Mami Wata” is West African pidgin English literally meaning ‘Mama Water’… or ‘Mother Ocean’ if you prefer. From Madagascar to Morocco, Liberia to Mozambique, Mami Wata is the African water spirit who appears in the shape of a mermaid. It is said that those who she takes for her lovers, return with a new spirit and become more successful and good looking.
She is a symbol of fertility, a protector of women and children, a guardian of sea creatures and natural environments.