Instaventure OCEAN EDITION

If you ride your bike down hill, explore the mountainside uphill, paddle your kayak down a stream or follow the slopes on your skis – once upon a time it all was covered by one thing – water. The ocean is the place all living creatures came from and so we delve into the big blue and introduce some of the people, protagonists and athletes behind the International OCEAN FILM TOUR, the blue sister of the E.O.F.T..

DIANA NYAD

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Diana Nyad is a force of nature. At the age of 64 she succeeded in crossing the ocean from Cuba to Key West, Florida in one grueling 53-hour push – a feat that was years in the making. It took four attempts and years of preparation to make it happen. Poisonous jellyfish, hypothermia, sharks and tricky currents are just some of the obstacles Diana met along the way. THE OTHER SHORE tells the compelling story of a woman, who’s at the prime of her life and wasn’t willing to call it quits.
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CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

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Conservation International wants to lend nature a voice, push environmental issues and create the change we need to turn the tide of environmental destruction and pollution. They do take that phrase quite literally. Together with Hollywood’s Who’s Who Conservation International launched the series NATURE IS SPEAKING. With Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and others on board, these short films create a powerful message.
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JOHN JOHN FLORENCE

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Surfing’s wunderkind John John Florence has been hailed as a prodigy in its own league. The native Hawaiian calls the ocean his backyard – literally. His neighbour is Kelly Slater, literally. Growing up on Oah’u his mother called him John John – now he’s just John. VIEW FROM A BLUE MOON follows John over a period of three years as he explores the best surf spots on the planet. On his Instagram channel John also shows his artistic side, an avid photographer, he captures everyday life and indulges his inner child. There’s still a bit of John John in John.

 

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LEILA HURST

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Life is a beach – as least as far as Leila Hurst is concerned. The young pro surfer lives on the sunny side of the street, making the most of her life split between Los Angeles and Hawaii.
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Image: https://www.instagram.com/leilahurst/

ALASTAIR McLEOD

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Head above the water, only just. Windsurfer Alastair McLeod loves the ocean, no matter how. Growing up in the bay of Melbourne, he took to windsurfing like his father and his brother. Later on he discovered wave riding, excelling in both disciplines. But for MY OWN PRIVATE MONSTER he took windsurfing to the next level, attempting to surf the massive waves at Pedra Branca, 26 kilometres off the Tasmanian coast.
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