THE SURFERS JOURNAL: THE WAVE CALL

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We are often asked what the word "Kwepunha" means and the following short story, featured by The Surfers Journal, explains the origin of the name of our surf retreat in Robertsport, Liberia...

"Kway-Pu-Na! Kway-Pu-Na! Kway-Pu-Na!" Benjamin bellowed at the top of his lungs while slapping the ocean with his open palms, displacing all the water around him. He took a break from his unique ritual and glanced up at me, with a quick smile and a look of pure confidence he assured me, "Big wave coming." Again, he called out and slapped the water, "Kway-Pu-Na! Kway-Pu-Na! Kway-Pu-Na!"