Benchmark DetailsDate: 03/05/2014Evaluator: Jess PontingView Bio

New Road
Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount, Liberia
+231 888 132870

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Kwepunha Retreat
Robertsport, Liberia
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[UPDATE: Kwepunha is currently on standby for certification due to the 2015 Ebola outbreak, but they are taking reservations for 2016!]

Kwepunha Surf Retreat is the first surf resort in Liberia, West Africa and has been designed to operate both as a comfortable surfing retreat and as a community development driver for the fishing village of Robertsport. Kwepunha really excels in its engagement with the Robertsport community and in creating sustainable livelihoods for local people associated with the growing surf tourism industry. Kwepunha has been instrumental in growing and supporting the adoption of the sport at the local level by staging an annual national championship that has caught the attention of the country’s President.

In addition, Kwepunha has been training local lifeguards and fundraising to support both health and economic development projects locally. Rather than clearing a greenfield site, Kwepunha built on the footprint of two existing structures minimizing their impact on the environment through construction. All produce is sourced locally and any waste is properly disposed of. Combine all this with miles and miles of empty left hand point breaks and you have a winning recipe.