With the generous support of surfers and surf companies throughout Europe, Mr Brights shipped his first container of equipment in 2010 and donated tens of surfboards to the emerging scenes in Liberia, Cote D’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Mr Brights also started working closely with these surfers to help them train, organise local events, and travel abroad to compete at international contests in South Africa and around West Africa. This was the first time many of the surfers had travelled abroad.
Our program to support the local surf communities is still on going. For the past 2 years Mr Brights has been training to become an ISA (International Surfing Association) course presenter, with the hopes of being able to qualify West African local surfers to become qualified ISA surf instructors. Making the sport more professional and safer.
Each year we hold the Kokrobite Surf Festival, which is held on International Surfing Day, celebrated by many countries globally. Last year’s event witness 50 surfers competing from 15 nations, many surfers from Ghana and surfers from Cote D Ivoire also competed. During the weekend beach cleaning initiatives are run to create awareness of how important it is to preserve coastal areas. We hope to see a more West African nations joining to compete in the event in the near future.
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