At 15 years old, arriving in Hawaii for the first time, I was captivated by the Pacific – and the ocean became my life-long teacher. The surfing lifestyle led me to health, nature, and freedom.
Surfing was what I loved to do, and over time I found myself increasingly "Doing what I love, and loving what I do."
These posts share my story – a surfing lifestyle born at the beach that led me to become an ocean lifeguard, a traveling surfer, and an environmental researcher interested in the conservation of beaches and surf sites.
I hope others can benefit from my story.
A new generation of surfers take to the water in Phuket, Thailand