In the Gaza Strip, surfs up for those brave enough to weather raw sewage, cold Mediterranean

December 13, 2014 6:15 AM

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In the Gaza Strip, surfs up for those brave enough to weather raw sewage, cold Mediterranean

In this Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 photo, Palestinian Ahmed Abu Ghanim, 16, holds his surf board while standing next to Arabic writing that reads "lifeguard," after surfing at the beach of Gaza City. Despite a long Mediterranean coastline, Gaza only has about two dozen surfers who, according to the Facebook page of the Gaza Surf Club, pursue the sport to “forget about the hardships of living in Gaza.’’ (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (The Associated Press)

In this Thursday Nov. 27, 2014 photo, Palestinian Mohammed Abu Jayyab, 41, prepares to surf at the beach in Gaza City. Despite a long Mediterranean coastline, Gaza only has about two dozen surfers who, according to the Facebook page of the Gaza Surf Club, pursue the sport to “forget about the hardsh...

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