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Raised in a town which is known for more cows gazing grass than actual waves rolling in, it wasn't very obvious to start surfing for Julia. Thanks to her marine biologist dad and vitamine D addicted mom, she was lucky enough to leave Groningen (NLD) every now and then, and visit the warmer countries of Europe. Yearly, the family drove to the mediterranean sea to look for the most colorful diving sites, and so her passion for the ocean was created. The same was planned for the summer of 2005, but this plan changed quickly when the van broke down in Bordeaux. With the last bit of power from the engine, they made it to the Atlantic coast of France. This is where the family saw people riding waves for the first time. It was at that moment that Julia discovered a new passion, and a strong belief in that everything happens for a reason. 


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Since I make use of mother nature, I feel obliged to give back. That is why I am trying to raise awareness of the human treatment of nature and animals via projects, clean-ups, talks and social media. With as a goal to motivate people leaving nothing but footprints, and start making a habit of cleaning up. In the end, we all breath the same oxygen and make use of the world in any type of way. So let's unite and start giving back together, as it should be. 
 

Proud ambassador for Stichting Clear Water Initiative
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