springtide surf

What drives me in this world is the connection between human beings and nature. I believe that we live in a disconnected society, while all the answers lay just in front of us. For centuries we relied on the knowledge of nature, especially water. A wise man, called Leonardo da Vinci, once said: “Water is the driving force of all nature”. Springtide is about respecting and embracing the power of nature, the nourishing effects of water and how to fully enjoy it.
My name is Marcello Verkerk and I am a fulltime water enthusiast. Being in the ocean helps me reconnect to myself, the ocean can be soft and refreshing on a warm summer day, or fierce and merciless during a freezing midwinter dip. Bodysurfing on a big day demands your respect and surrender while gliding on small waves can fill you with joy. Whatever face she’s showing, the ocean gives us all we need.
 
My goal is to make people fall in love with the oceans a little more, essentially through surfing, bodysurfing or just a quick dip. Therefore, the coaching I do is more than a quick surfcheck and work on your cutback or nose ride technique. I’ll try to change your view on waves, see the energy, see and feel how water is moving underneath you, notice how the moon affects all this. The ocean also teaches a lot about our body and mind, paddling through a big set of waves or dealing with a lot of frustration and emotions, implementing tools such as breathwork help change your surfing experience and perhaps your life a little. A holistic approach I like to call it.

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Photos by Teddy Lauren