Portuguese Perfection

Portuguese Perfection by Sarah Specker | Aug 8, 2017 | 1 comment Neanderthals, Celts, Visigoths, Romans, Moors, and the Spanish army all hold 1 thing in common: after arriving in Portugal, they all had no desire to leave. The Portuguese themselves, being exceptionally skilled seafaring folk, still joined in the race for colonial expansion, hoping to transform the small kingdom into an imperial power. Centuries later they realized that all you could ever wish for was right in their backyard.  The modern day (European) surfer will most likely acknowledge this: with 830 kilometers of coastline, a large variety of beach-...

Read More

Warrior Training: Part 3

Warrior Training: Part 3 by Jessica Winkler | Jul 16, 2017 | 0 comments Slogan 55. Liberate yourself by examining and analyzing: Know your own mind with honesty and fearlessness. Analyzing our own mind can be a painful process. We often fill our days with so many activities we can barely breathe let alone find the time to think. As a kite surfer when I’m gliding across the crystal clear water in the warm sunlight where I live in Turks and Caicos I feel the quiet connection to my soul. (Ocean loving women often find their “me” time come...

Read More

Medical Internship & Surfing South Africa

They say that Africa, like the Phil Collins song, has the invisible touch: it affects all your senses, gets under your skin and leaves you a changed (wo-)man. Whether it’s the red dirt, the endless horizon, the wildlife that still roams free on land or in the sea, the fantastic waves or the primitive tribes, nowhere will you be touched more by all this than in the furthest South corner of the continent. In the last year of my internships before graduating as a doctor, I was given the opportunity to work in a public hospital in Cape Town, one...

Read More

Earth Day Celebration and Screening of “A Plastic Ocean”

Please come join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 for EARTH DAY celebrations and a viewing of “A Plastic Ocean”  Called “The most important film of our time” Doors open at 12:30 pm and film will begin at 1:00 pm  Location: Langara College – 100 West 49th Ave Vancouver, BC Theatre A130   A panel of experts will be available at the end of the show to answer any questions afterwards. Tickets are only: $10.00 (*Proceeds to go to Plastic Oceans Foundation Canada) You can purchase your tickets at HERE! Beach Cleanup to take place at Iona Beach. For more information...

Read More

Magazine Winter 2017

CLICK TO READ Barnacle Babes Magazine – Winter/Spring 2017 Welcome to Vol 2 / Issue 1 of our Barnacle Babes Magazine.  Our Mermaid Issue Vol 2 / No 1. Filled with incredible stories, inspirations, advice and messages of ocean love, connection, community and conservation. We hope that you enjoy the stories, inspirations and efforts and that you share yours with us for future issues! Thank you to our contributors and sponsors – we could not do this without you!   Contributor Writers and Photographers Harriet Collins, Sarah Specker, Jessica Winkler, Morgan C. Knowles, Shaunna Echo-Hawk Atkinson, Kim Malama Lucien, Lisa...

Read More

Pura Vida; The addiction that has become Costa Rica

Pura Vida Intending to find an alternative spice trading route to the East Indies, Columbus sailed westward from Spain, only to stumble upon a mysterious world full of gold, jungle, temples and Indians. And what a treasure he found: aptly named the New World, Columbus’ discovery remains a world full of wonders. Central America’s mainland is a narrow land bridge connecting the two great American continents and consists of 7 (8 if you count Mexico in) amazing countries. The one thing they all have in common? Passion. An exhilarating lust for life stimulates all your senses: it’s in the...

Read More

Consciousness & Conservation – How imperative both are and what true integration of these concepts look like.

Close your eyes, and start to follow your breath. Follow it as it fills your entire body, feel the essence of expansion and contraction. You are alive. You can feel it. Every single cell in your body, working syncronistically, allowing you to operate as a human entity. Our bodies are primarily made of water. Water is the first thing NASA looks for when exploring other planets. But how do we care for our inner oceans?  Are we so programmed by society, by our daily lives, that we fail to give our bodies the proper hydration and love that they...

Read More