Mundaka in december

Winter in Mundaka, Spain, can be a magical place. We were lucky enough to get a week with full offshores, clear skies and an inviting ocean. The week was spent in the water, with an occasional escape inland.

Help Nepal!

Nepal is going through a great tragedy at the moment. The Earth trembled, lives were lost and treasure gone...forever. 

Please help the people of Nepal anyway you can, whether it's a donation or just a friendly loving message on social media to support the people of Nepal. 

I've been so lucky to visit this great nation exactly one year ago and make the great trek to Mount Everest Base Camp. Being able to capture this stunning land and it's remarkable people in photographs, please let these photographs help you see what I saw and what it is like to experience this nation in all it's glory. Let it motivate you to help the Nepalese people to overcome this dark moment in their lives...


Tenerife is not really a place I would have imagined to visit...too many tourists. But life decided otherwise and I ended up staying on the Island for a week. 

Can't say I didn't enjoy myself. Beautiful Island, great scenery and fun surf on top of that.

Just a few snapshots from a week in april in Tenerife.

Double Trouble

A local surf comp over the last weekend...Double Trouble at Ter Heijde, Zuid-Holland.

The surf was 'so so' but there was great fun to be had in the water!

Just a few snaps from 2 heats. It was just too bloody freakin cold in the water....

Scheveningen Surf, Best day 2015 sofar...

Amazing surf weekend down here in our cold little country, for what it's worth, an epic day for our standards. There was a crowd though, must have been fifty guys out at Scheveningen Noord with some very good rides being made... Let's hope we'll see some more of these days this year, if so...I'm out there!


#This is Iceland

A 3 image impression of the (still) active Bardarbunga Volcano in Iceland. There's still much worry about it's activity increasing and causing a meltdown of the overlying glacier. 2 Scenario's are possible, one is that the activity decreases until the lava flow stops and the level subsides. Scenario 2 is more dramatic including a meltdown of the glacier, a major eruption of the likes that will stop life as we know it in Europe. (No kidding)

For now, it's a waiting game, but it sure is a pretty sight while we're waiting...

The Bigger Picture

I've been on previous dive trips before, but this time it was different...

I knew about Malaysia, and I knew about Mabul and Sipadan, but nothing had prepared me for what we really were about to witness. The diversity and overwhelming scale of life under the ocean's surface in these waters has to be seen to be believed. Gigantic schools of Barracuda and Jackfish, amazing wall corals, blennies and gobies in every size colour and shape and the chance to see big pelagic like manta rays and even hammerhead sharks. 2 Weeks of dive-eat-sleep at Sipadan leaves me a changed man. Changed in a way that now I know that the underwater world is even more beautiful and exciting than I ever imagined. Changed in a way that now I know that we need to take responsibility and do our part to leave this world a little bit better than we found it. We need this place to be there for our kids and their kids after them...

I hope these images will convey some of the beauty I witnessed and will make others realise that the earth is worth saving.

A coral Goby

A soft coral crab is fishing for its food (plankton drifting by on the current)

Everywhere you look there is life, a tube coral blenny in a tube coral

A crocodile fish is waiting for it's prey

A stonefish shows its ugly face

A starfish shrimp between sand particles...on a starfish

A barracuda cloud blocks out the sun

Pygmy Crinoid Squid hiding under the arm of a feather star (a type of sea star)

A large pelagic Manta Ray swims by in open ocean...

A glass blend keeps an eye out from its protective bubble coral hideout

A crinoid shrimp demonstrates it's camouflage...(look for the eyes)

Jackfish in large numbers over shallow reef

A squat shrimp gets it's name guessed it, continuously squatting (not kidding...)

A diver is in awe of the scale at Sipadan Island

A barracuda vortex develops as divers look on

A diver exits an underwater cave...

A diver in a cloud of jackfish over shallow reef

An Orangutan crab...where would he have gotten it's name?

Bo's 30th Birthday Bash

Here's some fun ones from Boaz his 30th Birthday Bash at O'Kays. Happy B-day bro, I hope you like the shots ;). The vibe was swell, the girls hot and the beer cold….nice work with the fireworks man!

Great times.