Surf photographer Sean Brody first visited Liberia, West Africa, in September 2009 to help document an episode of Fuel TV’s “On Surfari.” He’d spent the last five years of his life pursuing his passion and living the dream… traveling the globe in search of exotic surf destinations, photographing the world’s most exciting waves, and working with some of the sport’s biggest names. However, during Brody’s journeys around the globe, he witnessed communities suffering from hunger, poverty, disease, and poor sanitation, but it was his visit to Liberia, a nation devastated by years of civil war, that was a true rude awakening.
The Liberian people are ready to rebuild, and the world-class waves that break along the country’s coastline provide a perfect source of sustainable rev- enue for the locals. Brody knew he could no longer surf these waves simply as a tourist, stepping around poverty to get to the beach. He made a promise to his new friends in the community that he would return in a year… with a plan. With an aspiration to give back to the communities where we go for waves, the SURF RESOURCE NETWORK was born.