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Hosted by Imi Barneaud, entrepreneur and mum, The Oceanriders Podcast is a series of weekly conversations with creatives, entrepreneurs, thinkers and dreamers who also happen to be surfers. Surfers from all walks of life share how surfing has affected their lifestyle and careers. Guests share how they have crafted or landed their dream job: a job that enables them to chase waves. Find out how you can too...
 
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If you love multi-genre music, surfing, and travel, you'll love Mitch King. Mitch goes back to his memories as a young boy going on road trips with his family with music playing in the background. Little did he know that this was the window of his future. He loved music but never saw himself walking down that road until he saw Australian singer Kim…
 
Michael Hamilton loves surfing so much that every decision he makes revolves around surfing and travel. He loved the ocean as a kid, and growing up, he saw the ocean as a part of who he is. Michael founded Live Swell with Maria Feurer, his business partner/life partner, who is also an ocean enthusiast like him. Michael used his experience in real e…
 
Meet Martin Dunn, a Professional Surf Coach and an International Surf Trainer. He’s been in the field for more than 3 decades now and will still be in the years to come. He has coached a variety of audiences, from moms and older ones to champions and winning teams. Martin believes that every person should be given an equal chance to experience the …
 
Elizabeth “Mama Liz” Sans is the legend behind Dryft Water Sports. They began offering custom and prepackaged surf and yoga tours in 2017. They also design hand-shaped custom boards of quality craftsmanship. Mama Liz was a professional ski instructor before a knee injury forced her into the financial world. After rebooting into surfing at 51, she b…
 
Peter Fabor started out in surfing as a sport which eventually turned into a lifestyle. He makes sure that his travels and entrepreneurial ventures include surfing. He founded Surf Office, a one-stop-shop for anyone organizing company retreats. Along with this, his side hustles also include Surfpreneurs Club, a platform for passionate surfers with …
 
Philipp Hartmann, an amazing big wave surfer and the founder of Dadicateddotcom, has an amazingly interesting anecdote on being a dad. It was a long and tough journey before he finally became one. And surprising how life granted his petition- he was blessed with five kids in a span of only 13 months! That’s a lot for a short period of time and Phil…
 
Clara Negrel fell in love with surfing at age 10. At a young age, she built her dreams around having her own shop where she can weave in all things surfing. But to make the dream come to life is an entirely different thing. As she found her way to pursue her passion, she stumbled into the world of graphic design. She is a very talented young woman …
 
Julia Colangelo researches primarily about flow and mindfulness and how it can create a positive impact on different levels. For years, she has been teaching many on how to find flow in both in their personal and professional life. She serves as an inspirational speaker, educator, therapist, and consultant. Julia is also an award-winning Professor …
 
Natalie Fox was born where freedom is abundant. Rather than taking that for granted, she spent it to experience life full of worthwhile educational adventures. That moment her eyes saw the beauty of this world she knew what she wanted in life: Nature, Yoga, and Surf. Hence, the foundation of YogaRama and Eco Yoga Surf. However, what comes with this…
 
For Maree Beare, her whys came in connection to health information discontinuity. The rate by how passive people are with regards to their own health information and how they settle with believing whatever it is that the doctor tells them is tremendously alarming. Hence, she created an app that addresses this very problem. Maree founded Wanngi, a s…
 
Richard Walton was heading to the deep pit of the fast-paced world of business. But as soon as he starts to slow down, everything fell into place, both in his career and personal life. Today, Richard serves as the Founder of AVirtual, the leading virtual assistant company in the UK and Chairman of the fastest-growing EO accelerator program globally…
 
Taylor Morozova carried the California spirit as she searched for a place she can call home. As a seamstress, she used her passion for clothes to serve others with a purpose. Her heart was left in New Zealand when she met with the ocean. She instantly fell in love with its beauty and later on took the challenge to teach herself how to surf. Her end…
 
Today, Heidi shares her exciting water adventures and worthwhile endeavors. She tells the story of how she fell in love with the ocean and followed through even if it meant leaving her homeland. She also lets us peek into the life of a whale guide and she helps us get to know a little bit about these giants. Heidi believes that we are connected and…
 
Trace Lane works around environmental awareness. She is the Director and Founder of Surf Sisters for Science, a platform that gives a voice to the untold stories of climate impact. Trace uses her research and writership to link science and the community. She’s also making authentic connections through the stories shared by many individuals from dif…
 
Anouk Corolleur is a young woman who used her power of choice to make her dreams come true. At 17, her journey began by jumping into her decision to change the course of her life. She’s travelled to places and learned many things. Of course, her journey was full of adversities but Anouk faced them all with courage and humor. At a budding age, she w…
 
Apparently, the majority of surfers are nature-lovers. Afterall, they fell in love with the ocean first before the sport. Ryan Lynch was one of them. His memories of the ocean remains vivid and thrilling until today. As he became deeply exposed and involved with sustainable development in Oregon, his passion to help save the Earth became stronger. …
 
Dris is your typical short-answer guy. But behind his words is a bomb. He is actually a certified professional in a range of fields including business, coaching, psychology, and management. He is even certified by Forbes and is a contributor in Council Posts. Before living the dream, Dris has gone through a long and difficult search, finding the ri…
 
Alexa can surely offer so much to the corporate world with her great skills and exceptional talents. But nature bugs sure bites hard and she keeps being pulled back to where her heart belongs. She often jokes that her life is “ruined” in that there’s no escaping its enchanting beauty. One thing is clear: a constrained life just wouldn’t work for th…
 
Behind this enchanting voice is an inspiring backstory. Pete was diagnosed early with Macular Degeneration, which sounded like a death sentence for a child. Still, Pete had a tough determination to show the world that he can do many things despite his limitations. Life sure, became harder and harder as his vision gradually degenerated to the point …
 
Tara grew up on the beaches in Southern California. She loved the ocean very much. Often, it would be a real struggle to get her out of the water at sunset. Even when she moved to Costa Rica for a study abroad from her university, Tara’s longing for the ocean was like a fire she couldn’t put off. Every so often, she finds herself sitting with and l…
 
Months later, she was back to Sri Lanka, but this time for a bigger purpose- empowering the women of Sri Lanka through swimming and surfing. Amanda met co-founder Martina Butscher and they both decided to set up an NGO on the south coast to encourage more women to step up and break gender stereotypes. That is when they founded SeaSisters, a non-pro…
 
His connection with the ocean runs deep from childhood. Growing up in a single parent household, David found comfort and company with the vast waters. As an adult, he could always hear the calls of the waves. And finally, when he was 25, he decided it was time to listen to the call. Since then, he became an “Everyday Waveslider.” Most people go on …
 
For a podcaster making podcasts about careers in and around surfing, my encounter with Jeff Hakman is practically like finding the holy grail. I must admit I was pretty intimidated by meeting the man behind the biggest surfing brand in the world and I felt very honored and privileged to have a chat with him. From his home in Hawaii, Jeff accepted t…
 
Almost an instant after having met, Alexandra and I were connected. In fact, just a few minutes in, we were both in tears on either side of our Skype screens and the outcome is a fascinating conversation about her journey and how her profession found Alexandra in a serendipitous way. Alexandra's story is an odyssey of healing. Without spoiling the …
 
Liv is an accomplished marketing jedi: she operated a popular blog for many years, and is still a freelance marketer, but things changed radically as soon as she became a mum. A complicated pregnancy and the arrival of twins forced her to review her priorities and set herself up for living life a little differently. Fast forward to today, Liv has c…
 
I had a really enlightening conversation with Cris : we discuss Cris' background story, how he has become specialized in helping surfers recover and find overall fitness. And how overall fitness should be apprehended in a holistic way. We talk about the most common surfing injuries and how to prevent them, we talk weight control, diet and nutrition…
 
Brianna is such a sweetie. She's creative, she's strong and she is a badass surfer. In 2017, she created Sea Together, a passion project for the "left-out" voices of female surfing. Sea Together Mag is the kind of project that makes your heart sing. What started as an Instagram account gently morphed into an annual paper magazine and is growing wit…
 
Before I had this conversation with Renee, I didn't even know that design forecasting existed. For the past 20 years, Renee has been bobbing all over the world defining and influencing fashion, automotive, architecture and interior design brands into what the next big trend is going to be. Renee is also the founder of a new über-cool 100% plant bas…
 
Janaya Wilkins, who is from New Zealand, just last week, launched a kickstarter campaign for her very own eco-friendly luxury oceanwear brand called SLO active. In this episode Janaya shares her story. She spent the first years growing up on the shores of New Zealand until she moved to London to follow her master's degree. Obviously the contrast be…
 
Today, I got to sit down for a chat with Faye Brennan. Faye is a talented writer and as an official day job she is a director at one of the biggest female magazines on the planet. It’s the kind of high profile job a lot of women would die for with loads of perks and famous and interesting people to meet. In fact, Faye has interviewed celebrities su…
 
Today, I got to sit down for a chat with Nigel McBride. Nigel is from Australia and grew up along the shores of the Pacific Ocean between Sydney and Queensland. He was invited to join the elite surfers of the Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club at the ripe age of 12 growing up in a competitive surfing environment. But fate had an other path for him, lead…
 
Today, I got to sit down for a chat with a surfing legend : Tom Wegener. I can't find the words to describe Tom that do him justice. He is just the most enthusiastic, joyous and exciting person to talk to. For the few unfamiliar among us, Tom Wegener is a surfer, filmmaker, actor, author, master shaper and an academic. In fact, he has collected so …
 
This week, I got to meet up with Shell Cleave in Half Moon Bay, California. I had a lovely conversation with Shell about the NGO she founded a year ago, called Sea Hugger. In this conversation, we discuss the reasons that lead Shell to leave working as a freelance Technical Writer for Silicon Valley giants, and to start a non profit from scratch. W…
 
A few weeks ago, I got to sit down for a chat with one of my favorite creatives: James Victore. My guest, James Victore is a motorcycle rider and a surfer, but he is also one of the most prominent graphic designers and pop artists of his generation. His work was exposed (twice!) at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. And you can still find his work in…
 
Felipe was the first ISF (International Surfing Federation - ancestor of the WSL) World Surfing Champion in 1965. As an outstanding athlete, he has an incredible track record, and shares his experience of the day that changed the rest of his life. When Felipe describes what it's like to surf in the 60's, it's as if you're transported into a Slim Aa…
 
Today I got to sit down for a chat with Belinda Bradford. Belinda is Australian and has been surfing for over 20 years now. Despite the fact she utterly rips in the lineup, she has worked in extremely demanding jobs most of her life: from senior managerial positions at corporations such as Qantas and Time-Warner she has also created a bunch of succ…
 
Shownotes I loved this episode. I got to have a chat with Tupi (or 2P for friends) Cabrera, an iconic longboarder from Puerto Rico, who has been entertaining a love-story with longboarding since the nineties. About a year and a half ago, he launched Longboardarian, a personal brand and online business to promote longboarding around the world. Tupi'…
 
I have always dreamed of interviewing someone from Surfrider for this podcast. I was really interested in finding out what you have to do or be to get employed full time by the NGO and what the job entails. This week, I got to sit down for a chat with Lilly Woodbury who is an environmentalist, a writer and a media specialist making waves within the…
 
This week, I got to sit down and chat with Al Mennie to talk about his latest book Overcome or Succumb, a book all about facing fear, anxiety and panic, in a goal to conquer life. Anxiety and Fear effect millions of people to varying degrees across the world and appear to be a growing issue despite lots of research and resources available in how to…
 
Imagine sitting on a comfy beanbag, on a white sandy beach, watching the sun go down behind a volcano, with pristine waters as far as the eye can see and one of the best waves on the planet pumping behind the reef. Imagine you're sipping an ice-cold Bintang beer too. Well that is exactly what François was doing when I managed to get hold of him ove…
 
Among other titles, Bruno Monteferri created Conservamos por Naturaleza, an NGO facilitating the organisation of events, cleanups and sustainable initiatives. In our conversation we get to know Bruno a bit better, as he introduces us to some of the projects he's leading at the moment. There are so many that it's quite hard to keep up as he's involv…
 
Welcome back! This year I’ve got some phenomenal guests coming on the show. In today’s episode I wanted to share the story of Sheridan Lathe, aka Sheddy. Sheddy is from Australia. She is what you could call a wild or an adventure vet as she has been travelling the world saving wild animals in refuges and sanctuaries. I was blown away by her story. …
 
Today's conversation is taking us to Hawaii, on the island of Maui, where my guest was up before the chickens to talk to me, her name is Jenn Biestman. Jenn's story is truly uplifting. At the age of 27, Jenn suffered a severe back injury that left her immobilized and in pain with no real prospect of recovery. Basically, the doctors had made it clea…
 
Today's conversation is with Simon Day, the co-founder of a burgeoning surf brand in the UK called Fitzroy. Today we're off to the North Sea! To understand Simon's story, you have to go back a generation. Simon grew up with the North Sea as his playground, getting dizzy in the garden shed watching his Dad make kayaks and repair surfboards. Simon st…
 
I was intrigued when I found out that the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) near Noosa, Australia, announced a new course called "Geography of Surfing" elective for Bachelor students. In the wake of this announcement, I had to talk to the course's coordinator, Dr Javier Leon… Javier is a USC professor, a bodyboarder and a longboarder, who has …
 
Today my guests today are two wonderful surfers from California: Tiare Hoegerman and Clarissa Kusel, the founders of The Ocean is Female. Originally frustrated about the way the surfing industry represents women's surfing, our two college roommates decided to launch an Instagram account, and a Blog, called The Ocean is Female. The idea behind this …
 
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