Brody knew he was born for greatness the first time he shredded the gnarliest of all the gnars. His dad, Brody Brenson Sr., bought him his first surf board when he was only 8 years old. In only a couple of days he could tear up an A-frame with no chance of getting axed. He could carve in the bowl like no one had ever seen before. This, however, was not enough for Brody. With has dad accounting at Chick-Fil-A all the time and his mom having passed away at his birth the only thing he cared about was being the most sick, most radical dude to ever rip a Rodeo Flip out of a bomb, but to do that he needed to increase his gnar. With a little help from his dad he was able to fund a trip to Hawaii where he met the two brother Takahiti and Makatikhi Kahale. The two brother taught him everything they knew about shredding the gnar and then some. They showed Brody the spiritual side of surfing, they taught him how to find his inner balance to achieve balance on the board, and explained to him that there was only one thing more important than practice to be a great surfer.. The Essence of Gnar. Every human being has their own Essence of Gnar which either increases or decreases depening on how radical they are. The two brothers then taught Brody an ancient ritual involving a spear made from the bones of Duke Kahanamok, the greatest surfer of all time, which if done properly could absorb someone's Essence of Gnar and transfer it to the user. As brody finally left Hawaii the brothers left him with one last piece of advice, to find the big one, the biggest, gnarliest, sickest, most radical A-frame that anyone would ever shred. As Brody begged to know more, stoked out of his mind with the idea of such an epic wave all they would tell him was to seek out Chernarus.