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!
Dear all, Im happy to tell you my opinion about Suzanne and her initiatives. I feel blessed to have met her and Im... happy and excited because im sure this relationship will last for long!!! :)Suzannes is one of the most generous souls I have ever met.She gives all she has! Literally! She offered me the opportunity to learn and enjoy sailing, as the most precious gift, even if she didnt know me!!! AT ALL!!! She will give all she has: knowledge, food, bright and calm energy, wonderful experiences, beautiful photos, hard work, safety... But the most important presents you will get from her are definetely a bunch of amazing and powerful dreams!!! She is a dreamer, opening doors around her for everyone!!!Suzanne made many of ther dreams come true and will make you feel that everything is possible!!!It is overwhelming her will to care for the Sea, the Earth and the people; and her vast knowledge about sailing, which she shares, in an easy and calm way.She is kind, calm, cooperative, open-minded, self-confident, very generous, very understanding, very patient, very curious, determined and brave as Hell!!! Believe me!!! (I saw a few things...)She will take you to the most beautiful, remote and isolated places, enjoying every adventure, while making you feel at home and safe...Suzanne, take me with you, as a Towaway, in your sailing dreams!!! Love Ahoy!read more
Paula Gonzalvo Marco
Inspiration, joy and determination. Her lifestyle and personality will make you to rethink priorities in life. Great... spirit, great person, thank you Suzanneread more
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Pim van Hooff
Ocean Nomad, Eco pirate and a very hard worker. This girl puts inexhaustible energy into getting us out on adventures... and save our beautiful big blue along the way. She really knows what she talks about. Supporting the Oceanpreneur won't only benefit yourself, but truly has a positive impact on the future of all of us!read more
Jose Maria Perez
Suzanne is living her dream in a nomad lifestyle. She promotes meaningful projects aiming to awake awareness and... propose solutions for the increasing dangers our oceans and their communities are facing due to irresponsible/uncontrolled human action.With outstanding determination and strength, she lives and acts very consistently according to her values grounded in environmental protection, sustainability-oriented solutions and network creation between likeminded people working in similar fields of action.In my opinion, sailing adventures organized by Captain Suzanne are: 1. A reward for the senses by discovering incredibly beautiful places and breathtaking sceneries. 2. An unbeatable way to get introduced into the nice world of sailing, 3. An open window to learn watching our world and the people from another more conscious perspective. I see her as an inspirational person who, with her example, inspire others with ideas and proposals to define or redefine life projects and use inner energy for more noble purposes.Please gather support in every possible way at your hand for Suzanne. Our oceans need strong committed people like her to advocate for our natural resources and leave them intact for the generations to come.read more
Suzanne is a great woman, a real defender of the ocean. All sailing people should follow her and listen to what she has... to say. <3read more
Matthias E Zeitler
What to say about Suzanne? You have to meet her in person, but she is everything you would expect after you look at her... Instagram.She has a deep love for the sea and she is helping others to experience the same. It was an amazing experience to sail with her. She constantly inspired us to explore, to test things out and enjoy her little surprises along the way.I highly recommend to sail with her and was always feeling safe with her at the helm.read more
Jose van der Veeken
Do you want to live on this planet a little bit longer? Stand by and stick with the Oceanpreneur. She knows what you... and I need to do and not do to keep the earth in shape. Living a dream life with a minimal footprint is her thing. Make all of us love the Ocean so we' ll finally start taking care of it, is her mission. Follow and stay tuned.read more
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