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Liberia smiling : SUP and surf in West Africa

Liberia , officially the Republic of Liberia, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Sierra Leone on the west, Guinea on the north and Côte d'Ivoire on the east.

In 1980, a military coup overthrew the Americo-Liberian establishment marking the beginning of political and economic instability and two successive civil wars that left approximately 250,000 people dead and devastated the country's economy.

Today, Liberia is recovering from the lingering effects of the civil war and related economic dislocation, with about 85% of the population living below the international poverty line.

For now though, most of country's cultural wealth remains inaccessible to visitors, and independent travel outside of the country's capital Monrovia is not considered safe.

Though, Liberia is known around the world mostly for its brutal civil war, now people are discovering its potential in an unlikely area - surf tourism.

Liberia smiling from Fresh & Ready on Vimeo.

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