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Nature – Play – Self Sufficiency – Simplicity – Sailboat life – Vanlife – Natural Living – Natural Medicine – Ocean Conservation – Surf – Freedive – SUP – Sailing – Nomad life – Ayurveda  – Zero Waste – Community

Adventure has brought me awareness. That’s where it starts. From experience comes awareness. From that, comes caring. From caring comes action and leadership. We can only do good if we first hand experience the magic of the seas as well as the realities that the oceans are facing in the first place. Ocean adventure can spark new insights and give one a new set of eyes. It makes us more conscious and awake. It makes us stronger, more confident, resilient. It makes new leaders. Maybe Ocean leaders!


Hi! My name is Suzanne. Welcome to the Oceanpreneur blog on ocean-conscious and slow nomadic living. I’m an adventure-loving, curious, impact-driven ocean adventurer and environmental advocate. For +14 years I’ve been living a simple nomadic minimalistic life, with a simple backpack, nomadding by sail, and on wheels. For a few years, I lived more at sea than on land. Especially this has made me very aware of the natural world we live in. Step by step I’m creating a more self-sufficient nomadic life. I remain too footloose and curious to settle for anything less than I’m capable of living. Maybe one day I’ll settle but who knows where.

After years at sea, I’m now currently living in my camper which allows me to be less ruled by the weather and focus more on my ambitions to level up the surf skills, increase my knowledge on Ayurveda, natural medicine, superpowering the immune system, and to increase the value and sustainability of this blog and the Ocean Nomads community. With my projects, I aim to show and encourage for ocean adventure, to live your truth, and create a more conscious, simple, natural way of life. It’s my way to contribute a more kind, beautiful and healthier planet.

During all these years of adventuring around the world, there has been one constant: the calling of the ocean. In, at or near the sea I’m the best version of myself. I freedive into the deep, sail oceans, and play around with kites, surf, and sups.

The ocean gives me my play, my health, my peace, my life. I feel more responsible and motivated than ever to bring life back into the ocean. I see the health of the ocean declining with my own eyes. The time to do something is NOW!

My ocean explorations have taught me about the magnitude of the challenges our oceans are facing. And its urgency! As ocean lovers, we can ‘just’ surf, sail, dive and play and have the adventure of a lifetime, but to make the experience really rewarding, for yourself, the ocean and for the places, you’ll be visiting, we can do more! The ocean brings us so much. As fanatic users, we are responsible for bringing life back into the blue.

With Oceanpreneur I aim to encourage, inspire, and inform about making ocean adventures happen and what you can do to contribute to a healthier ocean, and healthier you. Hopefully, that broadens some horizons and trigger for positive change. Cause we all need to team up to keep our playground, our life, our ocean, alive!

Ocean Achievements
Nautical Miles Sailed
Atlantic Crossings
Countries Lived (+6 months)
Countries Travelled
Boats Hitchhiked
Years of (SL)nO(W)madding
Years Captaining
Sailboat life
5 years

With Ocean Love, Suzanne

Are you Dutch? Here is a podcast interview with me taken in 2022