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Sustainable Clothing Brands

Sustainable Clothing Brands: 17 Brands That Will Rock Your Wardrobe

So awesome that you’re looking for sustainable clothing brands! Our planet needs people like you. You probably already know this but the clothing industry is the second largest polluting industry after oil. Fortunately, as consumers, we hold more power in our hands than you think. Especially in western countries. We decide what to do with our money. We decide what […]

Best surfing destinations

5 of the World’s Very Best Surfing Destinations

Guestpost You’re likely spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which place to surf next. With countless hotspots around the world to consider, the possibilities are almost endless – but consider the coveted, cherished surfing spots you may not have visited just yet. Here are just five of the best surfing destinations around the world, and what to do […]

Surfing and mindfulness

How surfing helped me kick anxiety’s ass: 4 ways it changed my life

Over the last couple of years, scientific research (“the science of stoke”) has shown that surfing significantly improves people’s moods and self-esteem and that it reduces suffering. I can tell you one thing, I think they’re right. My first panic attack When I had my first panic attack, I thought I was going crazy. I thought I’d lost my mind […]

Surfing Mentawai

A dream come true: surfing the Mentawai Islands at Awera Resort

Are you thinking or dreaming of surfing the Mentawai Islands? But you’re not sure yet if you can handle the waves? Even if you’re not into surfing at all, and you’re accompanying your surfing partner on a family holiday, I can tell you: going to the Mentawai Islands is always a good idea. Want to know what kind of dream […]

Yoga for Surfers: Best 7 Yoga Exercises

Do you want to improve your surf skills? Start with yoga! And stop thinking that you’re not flexible enough. Even if you can’t reach your toes, you can still do yoga. Do it to increase your flexibility, your strength and endurance. Not only physically, but also mentally. Overcome your anxiety in (and out) the water by learning how to control your […]

Ear Infections: How To Prevent And Cure Them Naturally

Chances are big that when you are a traveling surfer, you’ve not only seen many beautiful surf spots (check my list of 10 intermediate-friendly surf spots here), you’ve also seen many ugly hospitals. We get hurt a lot. We endure fin cuts, reef cuts, abrasions, concussions, ear infections, and many more injuries and illnesses in our endless search to get […]

surf yoga retreat netherlands

Impression of the Surf & (SUP) Yoga Weekend Retreat in Scheveningen August 2016

This post is long overdue, about some 4 months. BUT, what is better than reminiscing over sunny summery photos in the midst of winter?! And… to look forward to next year’s retreats (28-30 July & 25-27 August 2017 for Scheveningen, and April and/or May 2017 (dates TBA) for Bali, Indonesia)!? 😉 Really, this Weekend Retreat was one of the best experiences in […]

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016

Pop-Up Surf & Yoga Weekend Retreat 26-28 August 2016 Feel like spending a weekend full of surf, sun, (SUP) yoga, meeting new friends, enjoying healthy meals and good vibes?! Join my friend Georgina van Dijk and me this Summer. Right in the heart of surfer’s town Scheveningen, The Hague. A great opportunity to connect with like-minded people and learn, or improve […]

Review: My Mantra Active Yoga Leggings

Yoga leggings. They’re a phenomenon. Either you hate ’em or you love ’em. You’re a lover? Then you might find this review helpful in upgrading your wardrobe. You’re a hater? Please read on, and I might just convince you to give these leg huggers a try. I am definitely a lover of yoga pants. More of some than of others (depending on […]