Nomad Skipper Explorer FreeDive Instructor KiteSurfer Ocean Change-Maker Free Spirit
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! 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.
With Oceanpreneur I aim to encourage, inspire, and inform about how you can become an ocean explorer and what you can do to contribute to a healthier ocean. 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& Encourage for Ocean Action
What do I do?
I create content to excite and inspire for ocean adventure (Sailing, Freediving, Kitesurfing), alternatives style of travel (sailboathitchhiking), 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, encourage on the Social Media (@oceanpreneur), and connect people to each other with the Ocean Nomads Community.
The real magic happens offline. I organize adventure sailing trips and sometimes teach freediving (I’m an AIDA freedive instructor). I’m a qualified Captain with the YachtMaster Offshore license and can be hired as skipper, crew or expedition organizer.
The next big project is the build of a circular Carriacou Sloop to be used as a platform for ocean conservation projects, focusing on education, youth and innovation.
Why do I do all this?
So my nephew, your kid, and grandkids can experience the magic of the ocean too! And to have the whole ecosystem thrive. Not just us ‘humans.’
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!