THE OCEANEERS BLOG
Building community over candlelight and conscious burgers
A story on how a small event that fostered connection between brands, could have a greater impact on a worthy cause by building community.
You’ve got to be in it, to win it!
“What does an Aussie in South Africa do when she learns that Shell is planning to blast the Wild Coast’s oceans in search of oil? She joins the fight, of course!” Read Oceaneer Maddie’s account of the campaign against Shell and Big Oil.
Frogs, Friends & Fundraising, and an Evening of Conservation
Local conservationists gather for the Launch of our Oceaneers Gordon’s Bay Community.
Going Over the Edge, for the Oceans!
A salty crowd of local Muizes and fellow Capetownians joined us for a mid-week meetup as we went Over the Edge for the Oceans with Matt Bromley and Spike.
Meet the Oceaneers community – through visuals!
31 August, 2021 Apart from taking our pledge, we also ask our Oceaneers to complete surveys, so that we can tailor the community to their needs, track the collective impact and help them on their...
How 8 conscious brands joined forces to organize the 1st public screening of ‘My Octopus Teacher’ in SA
The ‘Eightiness’ was palpable that night. It was June 8th. 8 brands we’re ready to rock’n’roll. And the star of the evening was a creature with 8 arms.
And just as the clock struck 8pm, a joyful and inspired crowd
Six valuable lessons for an Oceaneers-style surf adventure to the one and only Jeffreys Bay
A trio of Oceaneers – Justin Beswick, Brendan Argent and Kaspar Paur – ventured to J-Bay in the 2nd half of June to chase some waves.
Here are 6 lessons they were taught along the way.
Oceaneers launches new community model on the back of a controversial Seaspiracy screening
This piece was written for Oceaneers by Journalist Melanie Farrell from ‘Green Route ZA’ after the Seaspiracy screening, which Oceaneers recently hosted at the Labia cinema in Cape Town to celebrate the launch of their membership program.
Oceaneeers disects Seaspiracy’s storyline in preparation for a public screening
To prepare properly for our panel discussion following our screening of Seaspiracy in May, we created a Seaspiracy storyline that outlines the main arguments/points made in the documentary.
Iggy’s favourite foods for a smooth & breezy reduction-journey
We get it - reducing doesn't sound like fun, and a lot like missing out. That doesn't have to be the case though - find here our top food items that have helped us on our journey. A few comments...
Get to know the sustainable fish landscape in South Africa
What you need to know about the sustainable fish landscape in South Africa 1 September, 2020 Article by Maryke Musson, Pr.Sci.Nat CEO of the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation The conversation...
We chat to Emi Koch about surfing, travel and her life of philanthropy
14 MAY, 2020 The Scene: An intercontinental Zoom chat between Emi Koch on US' West Coast, Andrea in South Africa and Kaspar Switzerland. The Situation: Early 2020, at the start of the Covid19...
We chat to Terence Bell about endurance sport, living with less and the pursuit of joy
19 SEPTEMBER, 2019 The Scene: An intercontinental Zoom room amid Covid19 lockdowns. The Drink: A tall drink some call friendship. The Vibe: Pure joy, pure stoke and genuine connection Terence...
Understanding Fish Welfare and Aquaculture
Understanding Fish Welfare & Aquaculture 30 April, 2020 Article by Jennifer Kirsch "The views I express here are mine alone and not necessarily a reflection of the organizations I work with." -...
The making of Iggy – the Oceaneers marine iguana
The making of Iggy - the Oceaneers Marine Iguana Andrea Fedder Writer, artist and maker of many things. Also content force behind Oceaneers. “I’m just quickly going to pick up a wetsuit to make my...
The deadly virus that brought our planet back to life
30 March, 2030 Written by Kaspar Paur Contributors: Paula Ramirez, Christopher Streuli Edited by Andrea Fedder Dear reader / Oceaneer A story. A possibility. A choice? This fictional article...
We chat to Tammy Fry about how surfing, karate and veganism awakens humility, determination and choosing change
2 OCTOBER, 2019 The Scene: A beautiful day in Noosa, Australia, in a beautiful place called Organika The Drink: Green Juices The Vibe: Reconnections with old friends on a balmy day Tammy Fry...
Of (kanga)roos and elephants, of backpackers and locals – Western Australia through the eyes of a plant based surfer
5 FEB, 2020 Kaspar Paur, founder of Oceaneers, shares his experience from down-under. Photograph by Christopher Streuli We took an extended Xmas break to refuel after what was a...
‘An iPad around your neck vs. a board-leash around your ankle’ – or: my thoughts from Japan
10 NOV, 2019 Kaspar Paur, founder of Oceaneers, shares his thoughts on privileged people are who have a connection to the ocean - or the nature in general. And why organizations that...
We chat to James Taylor about big breaks, fatherhood and what it means to eat for the oceans
19SEPTEMBER, 2019The Scene: A rainy day in a little coffee shop called Cocoa Oola in Cape Town, South Africa.The Drink: Coffee (with almond milk)The Vibe: Chilling hard between admin and surf...
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