Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Goodwin project

Aamion Goodwin, his wife Daize Shayne Goodwin, and their two young kids have begun an around-the-world adventure, which they plan to document on their website.

A young family leaves their home on Kauai.
It is time to return to the itinerant path from which all things in their uncommon lives come; beginning and ending on a remote dot in the Pacific.
They nomadically trace continents to places where waves meet their edges, envoys of aloha.
It is what they will learn, what they bring others, what they will pass on to their children in the hyper-expanded classroom, the lab of direct being; a legacy passed from a father to his family.

Aamion was bare handing prawns from a clear creek in Namuamua Village, Fiji, before he could talk. His vagabond dad made home not in one place, but amid a seasonal passage to outposts in New Zealand, Kauai, and Fiji. He is as much a son of nowhere as he is comfortable everywhere.
Work and play are blurred for him, and done hard especially now that he and wife Daize have added a second child, True, to the brood.

Daize attracts people wherever she goes, for something more than her sunny magnetism.
Whether noseriding over piercing reef or navigating a varied upbringing she got through unscathed.
As a teen she was the face of Roxy, an icon in the rise of women’s surfing, and longboarding world champion twice.
Through her resourceful creativity Daize has manifested a blessed life.
Trolling the Hanalei farmer’s market for tasty mangoes so her kids don't crave candy, she’s a happy, purposeful mother who knows the earth provides.

Aamion is proof that the ocean does too, whether riding big barrels to the podium in the Volcom Pipeline Pro on Oahu’s North Shore, or landing a monster dog tooth tuna with spear while no one is watching.
He intuits the less you say, the more people listen, and their son Given, 3, learns this first hand.
The unassuming words from Given’s gravelly throat offer clues to his atypical worldview.
The Goodwins drop into the bigger waves in life with clear eyes, setting up for the high line.

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