Hi! My name is Suzanne. During my 10 years of adventuring around the world there has been one constant: the calling of the ocean. In, at or near the sea I’m the best version of myself. I freedive into the deep, hitchsail across oceans, and play around with my kite and board.
The ocean gives me my play, my life. I feel more responsible and motivated than ever to bring life back into the ocean. Cause the ocean are dying. The time to do something is NOW!
My ocean explorations have taught me about the magnitude of the challenges our oceans are facing. And its urgency! There is no time for ignorance any more. As ocean lovers, we can ‘just’ surf, sail, dive and play and have the adventure of a lifetime, but to make the experience really rewarding, for yourself, the ocean and for the places, you’ll be visiting, we can do more! The ocean brings us so much. As fanatic users, we are responsible for bringing life back into the blue.
I cannot force people to change. But I can encourage, inspire, and inform. Hopefully that broadens some horizons and trigger for positive change. Cause we all need to team up to keep our playground, our life, our ocean, alive!
The Mission Connecting People to the Ocean
What do I do?
I create content to excite and inspire for ocean adventure (Sailing, Freediving, Kitesurfing) and unplanned alternatives style of travel, and raise awareness and encourage for ocean action. I make video episodes (Ocean Nomad TV), I wrote a book about How to hitchhike across the Atlantic and make a difference along the way, I blog, and am present on the Social Media (@oceanpreneur).
The real magic happens offline. I organize adventure sailing trips and sometimes teach freediving (I’m an AIDA freedive instructor).
From being absolute zero in sailing a couple of years ago, I sailboathitchiked across the globe (More about this in the blogs and book) and learned along the way. I’m now a qualified Captain with the YachtMaster Offshore license (you can hire me as a captain).
The next big project is the build of a Carriacou Sloop to be used as a platform for ocean conservation projects. A foundation is being set up, grants are being applied for and videos are made to connect people to the ocean, document the journey and raise funds.
Your support will help to bring the ocean back to life. Thank you!
Why do I do all this?
So my nephew, your kid, and grand kids can experience the magic of the ocean too!
Adventure has brought me awareness. That’s where it starts. From experience comes awareness. From that, comes caring. From caring comes action and leadership. We can only do good if we first hand experience the magic of the seas as well as the realities that the oceans are facing in the first place. The mission: to connect more people to the ocean! Ocean adventure can spark new insights and give one a new set of eyes. It makes us more conscious as consumers. It makes us stronger, more confident, resilient. It makes new leaders. Maybe Ocean leaders! and change-makers!