With the unrest that happened in summer 2020, more and more surfers of color are emerging and finding a space in the lineup. And yet, there is still resistance from other people of color and certain disbelief from others.
In this podcast episode, I got the chance to talk to Kwame LaBassiere about diversity in the lineup, Tribe of Zen, being an activist and ocean conservationist, how's it like surfing in Rockaway, and many more.
Sherry and Briana Tautiva are a mother-daughter team who sought out to reject traditional industry norms and invite athletes to be rebels for the Wild. Their company, Wild Habitat, is banning together brands that are proving that animal rights, environmental concerns, and giving back are their first priority. Wild Habitat aspires to bring together communities of caring human beings, willing to take a stand and eradicate the damage done to our planet. They are proud to create a platform to unite inspiring companies and conscientious adventurers who are shaping the future together.
Steve runs the podcastTrust The Grindwhere he explores how creatives, athletes, and business owners discovered their path to a more authentic and meaningful life. Each interview takes a close look into how these leaders overcame obstacles to pursue their calling, manage the daily grind, and make the most out of every day.
He also createdPlan Dope Shitwhich is a planner that helps him have a clearer mind and know exactly what to focus on for the day. His mission is to create work that helps people get their sh*t together while giving back.
A portion of their proceeds will be donated toArt Start, a non-profit organization based in NYC that hosts various workshops empowering the youth through art.
This podcast celebrates Julie Brondeel's journey as a videographer and content creator. She is from Belgium—currently working as a brand and content coordinator for Jack Black Brewing Company in Cape Town.
I came across Julie's video of Hold your Own by Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Brand New Ancients and widely regarded as the UK's leading spoken word poet.
This week we launch my conversation with Natalie Small & Javier Larco straight from Peru. Peru has a rich culture in surfing and a connection to Mama Cocha and Madre Tierra as healing sources.
The surf industry and surf tourism have introduced another side of surfing; a darker side is driven by consumerism and competition. Natalie and Javier are on a mission to realign the local surf culture with its roots. Their intention has deep roots in healing and connecting humanity by caring for all members of the community.
Greg is the owner of CR Surf Travel Company. He made his first trip to Costa Rica in 1996, has lived there for more than 5 years and has made over 40 trips back and forth in between. He has surfed both coastlines extensively, planned hundreds of trips for clients and friends over the last 23 years, and has written surf travel articles for Surfline, The Inertia, and the Tico Times.
Have you ever thought about starting over? Here is an idea: quit everything and move to Bali to restart your life as a surf photographer. Originally a Russian police officer, Sasha started her new life in 2014 on the island of Bali. Swimming skills and passion for photography have defined her current occupation. She learned to surf and never looked back.
We are launching a new series called Backstage Pass. These episodes are a backstage pass into running and building a surf brand. I am pulling back the kimono and giving everyone a peek at what it takes to run an eCommerce brand.
In this epic episode, I speak with my friend Mark about his journey with lifelong depression and feelings of suicide. He was introduced to plant medicine at just the right moment and this podcast conicals his journey from the dark side of depression to a totally new outlook on life and what it has to offer.
In this episode, I talk to Tyler Farnham. Tyler is a world traveler, international lifeguard, and public speaker. In 2009, he suffered a horrendous accident, which changed his overall perspectives as well as his life decisions. Still learning and still growing, Tyler shares the stories of his own personal development through visualization and motivation using surfing, yoga, meditation as tools for happiness, self-discipline, and emotional growth.