Sergio Bambarén Roggero is noted for his love of the ocean, unknown horizons and for his books related to surfing, dreaming and journeys in a metaphorical context.
Sergio was born in Lima Peru,. He has been captivated from his early years by the ocean, having been born in a city that meets the sea. This would influence him for the rest of his life, and put him in a journey he would have never expected: to become a writer.
His spirit of traveling took him to America, where he graduated as a Chemical Engineer at Texas A&M University. However, the ocean was still his greatest love, and traveling gave him the opportunity to go surfing to places such as Central America, Mexico, California, and Hawaii. After a brief stay in the country in which he was born, Sergio decided to migrate to Sydney, Australia, where he worked as a Sales Manager for a multinational company; however, he also managed to travel the Southeast Asia and African coast in search of the perfect wave.
After several years in Australia, Sergio took a sabbatical and travelled to Europe in search of perfect wave. It was in Portugal, in a wonderful beach surrounded by pine forest called Guincho, that Sergio found the purpose of his life and a very special friend. A lonely dolphin that gave him the inspiration to write his first novel „The Dolphin, The Story of a Dreamer“ After he returned to Sydney, an offer to publish his book was made by Random House Australia. However, Sergio felt that the changes that he Publishing Company wanted to make to the manuscript would change the essence and the message of the book itself. After not been able to reach an agreement, he decided to self-publish his book in Oz. This happened in 1996.
Suddenly, everything in Sergio’s life changed. He sold more than 100,000 copies of „The Dolphin“ in Australia in less than a year. The dream to become a writer was finally starting to become true. „The Dolphin“ has now been translated into 40 languages and dialects. Similar experiences has happened to his other novels „Beach of dreams“, „Distant Winds“, „Iris“, „Samantha“, „The Guardian of the light“, „Thoughts by the ocean“, „Tales from the heaven“ Fourteen books published in different languages or about to be published. All in all, more than 20 millions copies sold. His 25 books are in more than seventy countries.
In mid-2009 Twenty Century Fox took „The Dolphin“ into the big screen. The movie was shortlisted for the Oscar’s.
Sergio’s awareness of the ocean and the desire for protection of all cetaceans has made him Vice-President of the Ecological Organization DELPHIS, and travels constantly in his efforts to preserve the oceans and the creatures that live in it. Sergio currently lives between Punta Sal, Peru and Canary Islands, where he spends his days surfing surrounded by dolphins, swimming with humpback whales diving with turtles or simply meditating in front of the ocean.
With Julie he talks about how he sees the world and shares his learnings of life. Get inspired by this beautiful person and listen to his warm and wise words.
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