Easkey Britton is a scientist, surfer, writer, artist and film-maker with a PhD in Environment and Society. Her work explores the relationship between people and nature, especially the sea.
A life-long surfer, her parents taught her to surf when she was four years old and she channels her passion for surfing and the sea into social change. Her work is deeply influenced by the ocean and the lessons learned pioneering women’s big-wave surfing in Ireland and introducing the sport of surfing to women in Iran, which led her to be invited to give an inspiring TEDx talk: Just Add Surf.
Passionate about facilitating creative & collaborative processes, she founded Like Water, a platform to explore innovative ways to reconnect people and nature, especially through water and she also designs and organizes a variety of leadership retreats, summits and programmes, including the annual wavemaker retreat in Portugal. Easkey currently lives in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland and is working on her next book after just finishing her memoir, which we talk about in this conversation.