Stone and the Salt Pond: Africa video and cover article, music by John Butler

On August 7, 2013 by Surfing Medicine

In August 2013, Tom Pohaku Stone, joined Surfing Medicine International 501(c)(3) in Africa to share his traditional knowledge of wave riding and board making with the Kormantse community, and to help initiate an herbal cancer research and treatment center with Sister Ivelyn Harris (Jamaican Maroon Healer), a Direct Descendant of Queen Nanny of the Maroons. About one year later, Surfing Medicine International 501(c)(3) concludes that Federally approved drugs played no role in the disappearance of Tom Pohaku Stone’s prostate cancer. Click the link to read the cover story about the journey in print at:

trim Magazine, Winter 2014 issue:

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See the video associated to the cover story, featuring intro drums by the Royal Sound Crew (live from Africa), and on guitar John Butler playing ‘Ocean’: exclusively at and  

cover photo by Dana Edmunds. cover story by Guy Ragosta.


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One Response to “Stone and the Salt Pond: Africa video and cover article, music by John Butler”

  • Glad was an honor to have joined Surfing Medicine International on their endeavor to heal the world. It was a fantastic experience. It was great to find news waves in a world where waves can be a bit crowded. The uniqueness was to visit a people where they have never seen anyone surf a wave and to construct to traditional wood boards then paddle out and ride them with the native people. One word AWESOME! Mahalo

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