SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 22, March 2017 - Page 36

It Up Films was first introduced to Bodhi when her parents vacationed there for their 25th wedding anniversary. Upon their return, Hollings noted her family making sustainable lifestyle changes, such as reducing their use of single-use plastics. The far-reaching potential of the teachings of Bodhi intrigued Hollings, and she set out to document the actions of Bodhi and their ability to create lasting change, and thus The Bodhi Wave was born. The film aims to focus on a few major themes, including eco-tourism and its positive impacts on conservation efforts, humans’ deep and inevitable connection with the natural world and how surfing specifically can be a successful educational tool to redevelop that connection with nature and start conversations about ocean conservation. The film also focuses on the founders, and how following your heart and leaving the traditional nine to five lifestyle can have a positive impact, personally, locally and even globally. Hollings and her team are currently filming in Bahia Ballena with the Bodhi team and the film is set to premiere later this year. For more information on The Bodhi Wave and to follow the production crew, visit

We are all looking for great getaways, that perfection vacation spot where we can unwind and de-stress from our hectic daily lives. However, if you are looking for something extra special, for an adventure that you can enjoy in the moment and really take back home with you, then you must add Bodhi Surf School to your list of travel destinations. With relaxing yoga sessions, thrilling surf lessons, delicious and nutritious food, rich community engagement and a memorable reconnection with nature that will really stick with you, Bodhi is the perfect place to spend your next vacation. For more information on Bodhi Surf School and to book a trip, visit

March 2017 - Sustainable Travel