Where does the name come from?
The name OceanVibration comes about from the fact that everything that has shaped my life for the past few years revolves around the ocean.
How did you get here?
In May 2016 I broke my neck while surfing on my local spot which left me immobilized for 3 months. Being stuck on a bed with only my thoughts to keep me company, I decided that it was time to go forward with the blog and share my thoughts and adventures.
Check out my post Shattered Dreams where I go through the day of the accident.
How long have you been surfing for?
The first time stepped on a surfboard was at the late age of 17. I was as scared as ever to get in the water as I suffered from bad asthma and was not used to being in the sea despite living on an island. Sadly, a school friend passed that year and he always told me that I should try surfing. As a parting gift, I decide that I would put aside all my fears and fulfill his wish.
A year later, I left the small island of Mauritius for the bigger island of United Kingdom where I swapped surfing for 15 years of the rat race and it’s illusions.
Surfing for me then really started when I came back to Mauritius and a good friend finally took me out on a sunny day in February 2014. I was so scared that the only way he could induce was by suggesting for me to come on my stand up paddle as a mean of a surfboard. I took a half foot wave and was hooked!
Which surf spots do you surf?
As a sign of respect for my friends and fellow surfers here and all over the world, I prefer not to share the name or location of the places I surf. This blog is about the journey, not the destination.
Do you fish for fun?
I only fish to eat. Kayaking provides an amazing way to be on the ocean and exercise at the same time. Fishing on a kayak despite being adrenaline fueled is not a sport for me. I have great respect for nature and only fish what I need now and then. I release any fish that is too small or that I have enough of.
How does asthma affect your passion?
I was born with asthma and had a tough time growing up with it. I escaped a few close call at a young age which has left me deeply scarred. The sea for me was a far away dream as not being able to breathe under water was the closest thing to asthma.
I still suffer from asthma but not to the point of having to go to the hospital. The last time I had an attack I was unable to control was Christmas 2014 and it reminded me how vulnerable we can be.
Nowadays I try to control it through breathing exercises which help but not as much as pure confidence in oneself. If you believe you’ll make it, you will. I surf without my inhaler but often carry it with me on my kayak or in my bag when trekking or exercising.
I feel like asthma is similar to drowning, panicking is the worse thing that can happen to you. Breathe.
How do I get in touch?
If you have anything to ask me, please feel free to do so in the comments or you can leave a message here.