I have just returned from Liberia, where I presented ‘Surf Travel Frontiers’, the first in a series of films directed by Leo McCrea exploring wave riding’s most exiting travel frontiers. Surf Travel Frontiers is both a celebration of the ocean, and an exploration of countries continually misrepresented in the media as unsafe or hostile. In these places the local surfers often have a powerful and positive message to share.
In ‘Kwepunha Liberia’ I return to a country visited in 2006 (with photographer John Callahan and the surfexplore team) shortly after a crippling civil war that tore the nation to shreds. Profiling the local surfers of Robertsport and their incredible waves, the film asks – Can surf travel tourism and local surf culture be a guiding light in a sustainable development?