Ahead of World Oceans Day 2019, Matt was invited to become a La Mer brand ambassador. He joined a small community of influencers at their Oceans Retreat in Devon, where he photographed events, delivered a presentation about OCL and relaxed as a guest at the Gara Rock Hotel.
The Lines On the Sand project is simple in its ambition: the creation of an online gallery to encourage, celebrate and share students’ creative work inspired by the beauty, power and vulnerability of our coastline.
As a collective of like-minded ocean dwellers, living our lives on this beautiful island that is so dependent on the sea, Ocean Culture Life realised the importance of sharing our hope for restoring healthy oceans throughout our community. So, we decided to bring World Oceans Day to the forefront in Jersey.
Matt Porteous sets out on a personal journey with girlfriend Mandy Huelin to find out more about Oman and its sustainable fishing practices. One of the only countries in the world to keep their fish resources at a constant, the Sultan of Oman banned trawler fishing and dredging 15-20 years ago. No close-shore commercial fishing is allowed, enabling villagers to catch the fresh higher numbers of fish in local waters.
Big Monday January 4th 2016. 25 to 35 feet along the north shores of Oahu. we are fortunate and privileged to have witnessed the North Shore at its full glory, with some of the top big wave riders from all around the world taking on the pure power of Waimea Bay. @Hawaiinewsnow @surfermagazine @natgeotravel
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Sark to Jersey rowing race, a significant milestone in what has become an iconic event. For the third year running, Willis Towers Watson is proud to be associated with this fantastic event.
My heart lies in the Eastern Cape, in South Africa. It is my birthplace, my spiritual and community home. How apt that my fiancée and I should begin our journey in this drought-ravaged, parched landscape tended by the most caring, committed and resilient folk I have ever encountered.
Sunday morning out at pipeline, being more successful paddle than my last time out. "its never a good sign to see your Canon 5ds swimming inside your housing" with a back up camera and full equipment check! I headed out first with my 50mm to capture the waves above water. The first sequence of @Masatoshiohno just blew me away, the waves were 4 foot before and after this set rolled through. With a lack of swell and crystal clear water below, I changed my set up to fish eye and mask, capturing the scene below the waves. Photographers, body surfers and a group of surf girls all enjoying the Sunday morning together out in the ocean.
Having a week of solid north pacific swells is a wonderful sight. I've witness some truly incredible surfing. However one dream on this trip, to get below the waves at pipeline capturing the world that lies beneath, the beauty of the wave's and the people that spend there time submersed within the power of the North Shore. Its only looking below the surface that I truly understand the dangers of this wave. Local Surfer's on the North shore and traveler's that come to ride these waves, have the greatest respect for each other and the waves they share, its been humbling to be a part of it, if only for a short time. Thank you to@michelejudy for sharing your world with me.
Continuing my ocean journey, I've travelled half way round the world with my girlfriend Mandy to the shores of Hawaii, where we'll be spending the next month.
New Years Eve and New Year Day have been spent on the on the North shore, Oahu, shooting from shore whilst I wait for the arrival of my broken water housing, which has given me time to get a real feel for the conditions and the surfers that push limits and ride some of the most dangerous waves on the planet.