Swim, surf or kite along as we join professional kitesurferRoderickPijls on a journey of discovery through his career and over the seas. Because one thing’s for sure: You’ll find this man in the water more often than out of it. Kitesurfing is so much more to Roderick than his job and hobby, though. He wants to use his sport to draw attention to nature's beauty and vulnerability. He puts himself in unbelievable situations to do this, kiting over poisonous lakes or inside a volcano. Jonathan Tilley talks to Roderick about his special relationship with the sea, his sustainabilitymission, and the similarities between kitesurfing and driving an electric vehicle. Treat yourself to a fresh sea breeze with this episode.
02:20 RoderickPijls in three words 05:50 Why kitesurfing? 12:00 Kitesurfing over toxic Lake Natron 17:20 Embrace the unknown 19:15 Fear of change 21:00 The relationship with the sea 23:10 The signs of climate change 24:00 What does making conscious choices really mean? 29:30 The planet in the future 34:00 How does green travel work with so many board bags? 35:30 Parallels between electric driving and kiting
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