Episode 6 - Full Episode:
Cape Town, the final destination of the tour, it’s been a long and winding road and with just a couple of days left an air of excitement and nostalgia permeates the group.
The penultimate beach activation and learn to surf lesson takes place at Big Bay on day 16, beginning with a Zumba dance session on the beach. Tarryn's got her own brand of dance, an energetic blend of mistiming, conflicting movements and passion. Tarryn's Dad lends his experience to the surf lessons, and his elementary approach works for the Ambassadors. To further illustrate the method, Adele demonstrates surfing 101, using Morag as a surfboard. The Ambassadors learn that a surfboard will be awarded to the best surfer at the end of the tour, at this stage it looks like Nicky is leading the field as the most improved surfer for the 2009 tour.
Following the Big Bay Beach Activation, the girls decide to climb Table Mountain. Underestimating the climb, the girls take some strain getting to their perch, Amy feeling particularly disenchanted with the difficultly of the trail. Once perched on a ledge overlooking Camps Bay the strains of the walk are quickly forgotten and a sense of calm reflection generates discussion on the state of the planet. Talk of human nature and excess mingled with a heart wrenching view and the dissociation from the humdrum of city life give the girls a sense of self and accountability.
A 4am start on day 17 for an underwater photo shoot in a Belville pool is met with sleepy eyes, though the unique experience and camaraderie of the group makes this shoot a tour highlight. The bus heads to Camps Bay for the final beach activation, an absence of decent waves prompts the girls to head over to Muizenberg for a final surf. Renowned as beginner's paradise, Muizenberg serves up perfect conditions and in so doing plants a perfect cherry on the girls surfing enlightenment.
The girls gather on the unfinished highway above Cape Town for their final morning of the tour, reflecting on where they've been, how they've grown as people and what they've learnt from each other and from their journey. Conversation bounces from the medley of memories, lasting friendships, reminiscence to a deep appreciation for South Africa's heritage and beauty. It's been a memorable trip, one that'll last in memories for a long time, and who's impact will shape thoughts, decisions and actions for each girl as they move into a new decade.
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