In a country locked between Egypt and Israel, Gaza's youth are drawn to their beaches. Weary of the daily 'state of emergency they seek meaning and perspective to their lives through surfing.
The Gaza Surf Club was founded in 2008 by Explore Corps to serve as an educational and community development resource for Palestinian surfers in the Gaza Strip.
A 2016 documentary highlights the success and challenges faced by Gaza Surf Club. It was nominated for numerous awards and can be watched online.