Join me tomorrow at @patagoniasm as I'm honored to be accepted to the film festival!
This image was captured during my current adventure in Mexico on my @starboardsup only a stones throw away from a pristine Cenote. The toxins are seeping through the pores limestone and directly into the fresh water cave system - one of the last fresh water aquifers on earth.
Watching the earth being born
At this point photographer @perrinjames1 and I looked at each other and without having to say a word we knew what the other was thinking: "when will we start to boil?"
Incredible @plotagraphpro to the image @nxteye
While exploring the Cenote by standup paddle board two photos back, I joined pro freediver @julien_pranamaya for a freedive to see what lurked beneath the surface of the cave! The sink hole goes over 50 meters down and we couldn't reach the bottom on a freedive, however the experience of free falling down a single light ray within a prehistoric cave is spooky and surreal! Entering the dark depths of a Cenote with only a mask fins is a good lesson in trust and self discovery. If you ever go to the Yucatán, make sure you team up with Julien for a dive or freedive certification!
Fins: @kamanucomposites wetsuit: @mermancg ~ @hisarahlee
Fresh out of the womb my wild parental units took me on my first family adventure: a few day hike to a hot springs in the Colorado Rocky Mountains at almost 12,000ft. Thank you Papa for supporting me to swim toward my dreams from day one! From your Macgyver creativity, to your fearless nature to explore the unknown, you have taught me that anything is possible and that love and humor are the most important things to pack on any adventure! #happyfathersday
Happy international surfing day from a Cenote in Mexico dripping with prehistoric magic! These cave systems hold ancient secrets and human skeletons dating back to 12,000 years ago when they were dry caves and people entered seeking water. Many of the recent scientific discoveries are rewriting history books!! .
Flooded after the ice age, the Cenotes, or fresh water sink holes, were the only source of water in the jungle for the Mayan civilization and are considered the sacred entrance to the underworld. #waterislife
Thank you @starboardsup for my eco SUP transport and to @mayatulum for hosting our stay in Mexico.
Taking a break while exploring a secret untouched Cenote deep in that Yucatán Jungle with legendary scientist, Nat Geo Explorer, and one of the most acclaimed cave divers in the world @smeach_dive. ~
Sam brought me into his underwater world to share the importance of protecting our waters. Our earth is made of 70% water only and %2.5 is fresh AND as he informed me only 0.065% is drinkable ...a human can only survive 4 days with out water. Mind blowing! ~
Today Sam and his team will explore this cave system adding to their research which will help to protect one of our last fresh water aquifers on earth. ~
Join me July 13-20th at our Robinson Crusoe style oceanfront home for a week of real Hawaii adventure:
eat fresh local food .
swim with magical marine life .
♀️ surf and yoga for all levels .
learn traditional archery
hike to an active volcano and through lush valleys .
cliff jump .
make a coconut hat and relax in the hammock under swaying palms
manifest all your dreams
Email email@example.com to apply - space limited.
Our earth is made of up 70% water and only about 2% is fresh. The humans body can only last four days without water. Im currently on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico cave diving through fresh water Cenotes with archeologists, environmentalists, and local Mayan experts to understand what we can do to protect our last fresh water resources that are quickly becoming contaminated due to tourism, waste management systems, and toxic sunscreens. After diving deep through a cave of prehistoric fossils we emerged in this cavern dripping with stalactites, stalagmites, and pure beauty! #alisonsadventures#alisonsadventuresmexico#protectourwaters ~
Thank you @mayatulum eco resort for hosting us
. @hisarahlee with a @realoutex camera housing @pelican_life
Dropping into my Mexico adventure to promote the protection of our world waters! In honor of #worldoceansday@rawelementsusa natural sunscreen is offering 20% off there plastic free pack today! Head over to their profile!
Pink, white, and blue pride!;) I believe every day should be Memorial Day, not only to honor our brave troops and those who had passed away heroically protecting our country, but also our families who are still with us and the freedoms we have. Yesterday I will always memorialize as the day I got to surf in my favorite country on earth alllll day with my parents in paradise. Surfing is an incredible metaphor for life. As we paddle through this tumultuous political ocean, I inspire everyone to value your freedom to choose the wave you ride and who you choose to share the ride with! Be kind to others who drop in on you, and respect their choice of longboard, shortboard, paddle board or canoe. We all move forward at different speeds with different fears and different looks. As the big yellow Hawaiian sun dropped into the ocean, we sat there in pure gratitude of our island, country, planet, universe....#happymemorialday ~
Photos by @m.varney
@Pelican_Life is giving away my favorite waterproof phone case EVERYDAY for the next 40 days as part of their Summer Photo Contest. I've traveled the world with it for years from snorkeling with sharks in Fiji, to rafting the raging waters of the Grand Canyon - without any leaks!
ONE EASY STEP TO ENTER
Tag your best example of how you live the Pelican Life with the hashtag #PelicanLife
I was recently chatting coconuts with chef @gordongram and I told him my favorite method of opening my morning coconut is with my elbow...he seemed a bit skeptical...so I got up this morning to show him how it's done :) It also comes in handy when your stranded naked on an island...#nakedandafraid#suvivalskills#gonenutz
From Hollywood to home...it feels incredible to let my hair down, wiggle my toes in the sand, and plunge into paradise washing off the concrete jungle. In this ever expanding whirlwind of technology, media saturation, and mind boggling global news, it's important to stay balanced in your own life, so that YOU have the energy to make the world a better place. Where's your happy place? Where in nature can you go to reconnect with reality? Create a daily, weekly, monthly commitment to visit that place and choose someone help hold you accountable! @hisarahlee
Just hopping on my eco transport back to home sweet grass shack Hawaii to freedive train for my next adventure to Mexico: cave diving in ancient Mayan Cenotes to promote the protection of our increasingly polluted world waters! The planet consists of 70% water and ONLY 2.5% is fresh water available to our survival on earth! The human body can only last 4 days without water.... #protectourwaters@hisarahlee
Can you guess what my new surfboard is made out of? Mahalo to @mayhemb3_mattbiolos the mastermind behind @lostsurfboards for sharing the importance of art and sustainability with our future generations! At the age of 11, his daughter @ryderbiolos has painted multiple world championship surfboards...and now my new eco board! I'm honored to be a part of the #lostsurfboards ohana and the new wave of sustainable surfing!
~ @sustainsurf ~ @radalie