OCEAN BORN PATRON
It all began in lockdown over a virtual meeting, when the Ocean Born Foundation was still just a project. Cristina listened to our vision of how to contribute to the plight of the ocean, gave us advice, and encouraged us to give it a shot. The following year Cristina invited Ocean Beer to be a part of SeaLegacy’s Good Ocean community which is composed of passionate and proactive business owners unified by an ability and commitment to disrupt the retail industry and make steps towards systemic change in our consumer culture. One year later our relationship had deepened, and Cristina joined our Ocean Born family by becoming a patron.
Cristina’s journey has been impressive. Born in Mexico City, Cristina’s inimitable body of work over the last 25 years includes being an award-winning photographer, marine biologist and conservationist. She graduated from the ITESM University with a degree in Biochemical Engineering in Marine Sciences and attended the Fine Art Photography program at the Corcoran College for the Arts in Washington, D.C.
She founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues, and also founded SeaLegacy, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the ocean.
Cristina’s relentless commitment stretches beyond being a patron for the Ocean Born Foundation. She is UN Ambassador to SDG 14 “Life under water”, member of the World Photographic Academy and a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Furthermore Cristina was recognised as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine and was named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.
OCEAN BORN PATRON
Guillermo studied medicine at the University of Santiago de Compostela, but his passion for sports, and surfing in particular, took him down a different path. Though he started his sports career later than most, at 18 years old, he started with great passion, and it wasn’t long before he was among the world’s top sufers. As of September 2021 he is Spain’s four times national SUP surf champion for both circuit and cup, the world’s top 5 champion in ISA & APP individual modality, and sub champion with the Spanish Federation.
His passion for surfing goes beyond competing. He loves discovering new places to surf, finding the most challenging waves and sharing them with his digital community.
“I am proud to be an Ocean Born Patron because of the purpose and all the activities related with and behind the brand.
I stand by your intentions for the ocean, for the surfer community and for people everywhere. That is what is really, really awesome and makes me want to do what I can to put a little bit of me into this project.
My dream is for everyone to be able to experience the same connection to the ocean that I feel so that we could all understand why we must protect it.”
About our beers Guillermo says: “My favourite Ocean Beer is the 0.0%. I love it! It is the perfect drink after a good surf session or when you are out with friends. The taste is just incredible.”