Sailing and Boating

Episode 19: Madelon Ruizendaal-Pilaar

Madelon Ruizendaal-Pilaar and The Waters of Holland

In Episode 19 we speak with Madelon Ruizendaal-Pilaar, an ocean woman from Holland who has built both her personal and professional life around the ocean. Madelon shares her stories growing up on the Dutch coast, finding windsurfing, opening a surf shop on the North Sea, and traveling the world in pursuit of surf and wind. We hear her unique perspective on the water culture of Holland and continuing to grow a successful business in the water sports industry while enjoying all things ocean with her family.

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Episode 9: Lincoln Dews

Lincoln Dews and a Life of Competitive Success

In Episode #9 of This Ocean Life podcast we speak with Lincoln Dews, a lifelong man of the water who grew up on the Gold Coast of Australia loving the ocean and pushing his limits from an early age. Lincoln shares stories growing up in an ocean-focused family, winning a youth state ironman championship, stepping on a SUP for the first time, and completing his first solo Molokai channel crossing at age 15 (!!). Lincoln’s perspective on a life of pursuing new challenges in the ocean from sailing, SUP, prone paddling, foiling, surf lifesaving, and more is really fun and inspirational. Today, as a top professional on the world SUP tour, Lincoln talks about his focus on pursuing a championship, training the next generation of ocean athletes, and continuing to develop his own education.

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Episode 4: Dave Benet

Dave Benet and the Many Dimensions of an Ocean Life

In this episode we talk with Dave Benet, an extremely accomplished man of the ocean who has built an ocean resume that I myself dream of having. Dave shares his stories of training the next generation of marine scientist divers in the cold, sharky waters of Northern California. We hear about Dave’s passion for free diving and spearfishing along with his first experience surfing at Mavericks. Dave provides his grounded perspective on enjoying a multi-dimensional ocean life and eagerness to conserve what we today enjoy for future generations.

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