mami wata started because of their deep-rooted love of africa and passion for surfing. surrounded by four different seas and oceans, africa is a continent with some of the world’s finest surf. for the seekers who find and ride her waves mami wata design and produce premium surf apparel, surfboards and accessories inspired by the continent.
“mami wata” is west african pidgin english literally meaning ‘mama water’… ‘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.