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Sailing and exploring along the coast of Maine, a surfer and skier found himself regularly snacking on kelp as he floated on the water and dreamt of adventures to come. On this particular voyage -- a monthlong passion project focused on sustainable ocean travel, remote surfing and regenerative aquaculture -- he was consumed by ideas for this slimy brown kelp. at sea, he met inspiring individuals dedicating their lives to ecological balance and a regenerative future. Somewhere miles offshore, between waves and beneath, it all came together and the next adventure revealed itself.
Born from ocean exploration in pursuit of a sustainable future
This beauty, Tamrijn, was the lucky vessel cast for our ambitious film project lapping the New England coastline. as with many adventures, notably those on water, the lack of predictability imposed itself on our schedule, too. This, however, was a welcomed blessing in disguise as we were able to completely disconnect from civilization for multiple days, even weeks, at a time.
Kelp sun drying in a pristine Maine island cove
This time away, learning about sustainable seafood initiatives, ecological restoration and regenerative practices without many of the distractions that come with life on land allowed us to get weird, experiment and eat whatever we came across (because we were literally always hungry). In these unorthodox times, I began diving, harvesting and drying wild kelp on the life rails. It's not everyday that your two piece dive suit is hanging and drying next to your lunch but those days remain some of my absolute favorites. While gnawing on this extraordinary member of the seaweed family, feet dangling over the bow and reminiscing its extensive, albeit effortless, health benefits for us as well as the blue planet we floated across, it hit me.
Swimming through shallow seaweed beds in Maine
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