- Olon, ecuador
Since childhood Roey has been interested in big ideas and exploring the world. After leaving behind a conventional life path and a promising career, Roey has traveled and lived in remarkable and unique places around the world, meeting inspiring people and teachers that have expanded and enriched his knowledge and experience in many different ways. Roey has lived in intentional communities, working with disabled children, gardening, cooking and studying various philosophies and spiritual word views. This is what lead him to seek alternative ways of living and encouraged him in his dream to create a holistic community with a focus on health, education and nature. In January 2013, whilst traveling on a bicycle from Colombia to Ecuador, Roey met a person who convinced him to try surfing on the Ecuadorian coast. He then had his first experience with surfing, and ever since his passion and love for the ocean and for surfing is ever growing and has become part of his philosophy and lifestyle. “Surfing to me is not just an exercise but a way of living, a connection to nature in the most intimate and active way”. Roey’s main motivation in life is his constant striving to become a conscious and more aware human being.