My philosophy has and always will be a life based on what I'm doing at this very moment in time. No future, no past; just now; freeing like a spring breeze, cleansing and replenishing the glimpses of magic behind every part of this existence. A reminder to myself and to others coaching people from their comfortable routine, to ignite some devine spark and inspire possibilities outside of the normal.
If there is no future in what I do atleast there will be a present worth remembering, and if my material posessions amount to nothing in the end an even happier man will be standing there, in between all, a slacktide lost and found at Sea.
Aloha, I'm Tyler Nakoa Egan Parkes; I was born in Hawaii and have lived in Australia for many years, I graduated high school in 2008 and since then have been travelling the oceans of the world, scouring the coastlines for waves. My travels have taken me from my local Long reef on the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia to Maui. My travels since then have panned out like this.
Kula Glass with Jody Boeringa, stayed with my godfather Kim Boeringa.
Surfed with good friend Jaylen Suder.
"I'm not going to not live my life for fear of what could happen"
Nothing, except seeing old friends.
"A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not what ships are for"
No work, no surf
Squamish, BC, Canada
Camp Summit Outdoor Education Centre.
Living with my girlfriend Alex
Stayed with friends and family, had christmas and NYE,
Stayed with friend and creater of notox surfboards.
waited for the snow to stop, so I could fly somewhere
Amazing cultures and peoples of the world.
Saw 8 million refugees in one place.
Lived with Maasai
Worked at an orphanage called tuumaini for africa
Branded and had my dreadlocks redone by the Maasai
Met some of the most amazing people in the world.
Stone Town, a place of lost antiquities.
Johannesburg, cape town, Durban and surrounds.
The peruvian coastal towns
The sand dunes of lake Huacacina
The driest desert on earth, Atacama.
Chilean Coastal towns, plus the big one santiago.
Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Moai, the story of a civilization whose blindness made them take a forwards step in the wrong direction.
Off Hanga Roa,
New Brunswick, Quispamsis. (Canada)
Stand up paddle boarding a large river.
Camp Summit, BC, Canada.
Worked fall, teaching orienteering, mountain biking, high ropes, climbing, archery, bouldering, camp craft, initiatives and hiking.
180 degrees in a salty Direction with Ivan.
A 1979 Chev Beauville Campervan, two friends, and a serious appetite for waves.
4 days of pure bliss, freedom, in the cold oceans of canada.