Surfer Responsibilities 

You CAN make a difference…. 💕

We all love the ocean whether we surf, windsurf, kite, SUP or do any other water sports.

It would seem that all of us surfers would be aware of how our wetsuits and our boards are made. Unfortunately this is not the case. It sure isn’t sustainable nor good for our planet 🙁

It is true that there are still very few options for wetsuits and surfboards that are made organically but we have the power to change that!

The way we do that is by supporting the companies that are trying to do things sustainably.

The good news is there are many great emerging companies that are ran in an ethical fashion.

I came across a wonderful store in Madrid that is doing just that.

(we had a little fun with their stamp) 💕

Providing us with ecological options for the water, from Patagonia wetsuits to recycled leashes, fins and sunglasses.

I’m not going to lie…. I left with a new birthday suit…. I’ve always wanted a Patagonia wetsuit… you see some dreams do come 🙂

It has a great warranty and is made of yulex (natural rubber) but best of all this is Patagonia’s mission statement:

“Make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”💕

How can we not stand behind that!


Surf Natur also carries several brands of ecological surfboards. The company that caught my eye is Notox, delivering sustainable boards since 2006, handmade with greenOne technology.  We are excited to try it and will keep you posted as to how it fairs in the water 💦

A few other items that we really liked were the wooden watches and sunglasses made by Wewood.

This company has already planted 400,000 trees and plans on planting 600,000 more in the next 3 years. We love this.

And last but not least we love Surf Natur’s own 100% recycled cotton t-shirt line and their very original poncho that converts into a towel.

So what we propose next time you buy a new leash, some booties, a wetsuit, or anything you are investing in,  to go play in the water….. just see if maybe there is a more sustainable option out there and that way maybe you too can help make a difference.

I’ve got to run….. there are waves out there….. hope to see you in the water.

Thank YOU 💕

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TKKG- Das Drachenauge

TKKG- Das Drachenauge

This was the movie that started my acting career! TKKG – ¨Das Drachenauge¨ It was the reason I pursued my career as an actress. I got the role because they had already seen 5000 kids at the time and were not finding their lead. I had read in a magazine, Bravo that they were still searching and I was already attending acting school at the time. So I decided to give it a try. My grandmother took me to Munich and accompanied me to the casting process. We did screen tests over and over again with other children and to be honest I did not really think I got the job. I was back at boarding school in the UK when our hallway telephone rang, it was a complete accident that I walked past that phone at that moment. They asked for ¨Sanny van Heteren.¨ I was so confused. They told me I got the part! Honestly I thought it was my Dad pulling a joke on me. A few weeks later I was on my way to shoot my first movie. An experience that shaped the rest of my life and I am so grateful for it. I had so much fun on that set and am still friends with a lot of people I met then. It amazes me that until this day I am still receiving fan mail from people that loved me in that movie when they were kids. It is truly an honour to have been part of such an amazing project. They even sold it in the USA as ¨Four Junior Detectives¨