Episode 45: Meet Heidi Tapia- Environmentally Conscious Entrepreneur, Free Diver, Whale Guide, and Passionate Surfer

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Episode Highlights:

  • 02:49 Free Diving Weekend Warrior
  • 09:59 The Perfect Job-Paid To Surf All Day
  • 12:20 An Unexpected Trip to Being a Whale Guide
  • 21:12 Feeding the Giants
  • 22:20 Male and Female Humpback Whale Mating Behaviors
  • 26:30 The Mammalian Dive Reflex
  • 35:49 Be Responsible Waste Managers
  • 38:00 New Endeavors

Episode Shownotes:

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  • 11:50 “If you want to do what you really want to do. You might not make enough money… but that makes you more adaptable and resilient because you have to be the onto it” -Heidi Tapia
  • 29:21“If you’re connected to what your body’s telling you, it’s easier to connect to things outside of you.” -Heidi Tapia
  • 34:14 Handmade things have a very powerful meaning.” -Heidi Tapia
  • 35:57 “Part of our responsibility is to manage our waste. And that’s something that is truly missing. And until we don’t realize that,… not many things are going to change.” -Heidi Tapia
  • 40:20 “I wish we humans will be more willing to connect with ourselves and then, therefore, will be easier to connect with our surroundings and environment.” -Heidi Tapia





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Imi Barneaud

Imi Barneaud


My name is Imi Barneaud and I am a surfer, a mum and an entrepreneur. My podcast is a series of weekly conversations with surfers about careers.