Frank Solomon – Surfer & Ocean Sentinel
Dec13

Frank Solomon – Surfer & Ocean Sentinel

We had the pleasure of interviewing our local ocean entrepreneur and activist Frank Solomon – an international pro surfer, lifesaver endorsed by various brands and founder of the Sentinel Ocean Alliance.  Want to tell me a little bit about yourself?  I grew up in Hout Bay, in Valley Road – lived around here my whole life. Went to Krenendal, Camps Bay High then started life-saving. I have been surfing since I was five years...

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The Next World (Wa)te(r) Crisis
Dec06

The Next World (Wa)te(r) Crisis

Cape Town was the first major modern city to face a water crisis. In the next couple of months to years, capital cities all over the world will also face the threat of running out of clean water.    “The notion that water is plentiful – it covers 70% of the planet – is false, as only 2.5% of all water is freshwater.” “The notion that water is plentiful – it covers 70% of the planet – is false, as only 2.5% of all...

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10 Wakeboarding Tips For All Riders
Nov27

10 Wakeboarding Tips For All Riders

If you ride, there are some facts you need to know- no matter your level. Once upon a time, in 1985 there was a surfer in California – his name was Tony Finn. One day, Tony was frustrated that there weren’t enough waves…because of his impatience, he decided that he would create his own, using a boat, a rope, and a board. He saw his invention as a combination of water skiing and surfing – so he called it...

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We Are Water – The Mind Behind Ahim’SA And Yoga Beach Therapy
Nov21

We Are Water – The Mind Behind Ahim’SA And Yoga Beach Therapy

We spoke to Sylvain Lonchay, founder of Ahim’SA – an organization that offers yoga beach therapy as a tool against violence of the body and the mind. 1) Could you tell me a little bit about yourself? How did you get into the NGO world? ” I founded the Inspire Centre to promote Mindfulness and wellbeing at work. Contributing to leadership programmes for Right Management. At an executive level, I developed tools to...

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Learning To Swim At 74
Nov19

Learning To Swim At 74

    Meet David Daniels, the grandfather who is more active than you.   We had the privilege of meeting David at one of his swimming lessons at Swimz – a brand new facility located in Westlake Lifestyle Centre.  With the Comrades, Two Oceans Marathons, and the Argus Cycle Tour under his belt, he still plays tennis and football.    David says: “I have two daughters. My one daughter has two sons who are excellent swimmers.  When we...

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