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Hike For Change is a 27 day, 1000km mission to raise funds
& awareness for Waves for Change & Shark Spotters.


Apish from Waves for Change, Monwa from Shark Spotters, and Dini and Philip from NCC.

Apish grew up in the township of Masiphumelele and is one of the founders of Waves for Change. He currently fills the position of Surf and Youth Development Manager, and has received multiple awards for social activism. Apish also provides surf lessons through Airbnb to support himself and Waves for Change.

Monwa was born in Gugulethu and raised in Khayelitsha. He joined the local surf lifesaving club as a teenager as a way to stay off the streets and out of trouble, and soon started working on a “learn to swim” program for kids. In 2004, Monwa became the first shark spotter to be stationed above Muizenberg and is now the Field Manager.

Dinilesizwe is a Site Manager at Waves for Change, based in Cape Town. Affectionately known as “The Tambourine Man”, Dini is a long distance runner, cyclist and a proud member of Century City Athletic Club and Keto Nutrition Sport Brand Ambassador. His passions include advocating for positive social change thorough various awareness campaigns and fund-raising initiatives.”

Philip is a South African living and working in Cape Town, together with his family. He works for a company called NCC Environmental Services, whose vision is “real growth for people, planet and business.” Philip describes himself as someone who is truly passionate about conserving our natural environment and empowering people and organisations to create and realize their own sustainable future. Philip is also passionate about adventure and outdoor activities. To date he has driven +5,000km on a solo motorcycle-surf expedition (2002), traversed the Drakensberg (2003), paddled 2,800km along the Mozambique coastline (2003/2004), and cycled 2,500km through the Namib Desert (2012). Hike 4 Change is his next mission.

What is Hike For Change?

A 1000km hike in 27 days to raise R1,000,000 for Waves for Change & Shark Spotters.


The Western Cape coastline.


April 2019, to be completed on Freedom Day.


To raise funds and awareness for causes that align to the spirit of the mission, as well as the team’s personal passion and association with surfing, the ocean, and the environment.

Donate to H4C and change lives one wave, and one hike, at a time.