George Bernard Shaw once said “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” and this is exactly what my conversation with Felipe Pomar sparked in my mind. Felipe Pomar is a surfing icon and is listed in the Encyclopedia of Surfing as one of the most prominent surfers of his generation. His career in surfing started in the 60’s. He has an incredible life story to share. I was honored to sit down for a chat with him.
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In today’s episode, I will be taking you to Peru where my guest Amy Schwartz is running a remote working experience for surfers with wanderlust. Amy’s family business (she created it with her partner, John) Unleash Surf has been featured in The Inertia, GQ magazine, and even Forbes as THE destination for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and freelancers who want to take a step back from their 9–5 grind and put a new perspective on their careers.
We discuss how Amy and John got the idea to create their business, the challenges they face and also the opportunities it has opened up for them, and the feedback they get from their guests and the local community. Amy tells us what it’s like to surf in Peru and shares her favorite surf spots (Chicama is only an hour’s drive away from Unleash’s base).
Amy is the loyal but mischievous person who convinced you to go night-swimming, eat too many mangoes and take the plane rather than the job. With her bursting energy, she tells us the story of how and why she and her partner came up with the idea to create a co-working space with self catered apartments opposite one of the most consistent waves on the planet.
In an age where digital nomadism, mid life crises and existential wobblies are on the rise, I think that Amy and John’s idea is brilliant. It’s amazing how a change of scenery and a surf can stimulate creativity, productivity and create community. Unleash Surf can be a life-changing experience as Amy explains in the show, so I’ll let her do the storytelling…
Amy, thank you for being such a lively and lovely guest!
To get in touch with Amy and Unleash Surf, connect to their website www.unleashsurf.com, their instagram account @UNLEASH and Facebook and email Amy directly email@example.com. Join the mailing list, as Amy said, the emails aren’t spammy and, you never know maybe in a few years time, you’ll be the one chilling on the waves of Huanchaco.
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Until next week, take care, have fun and enjoy the waves!
Today I am taking you to Lima (Peru) where I meet conservationist, lobbyist, filmmaker and environmental lawyer Bruno Monteferri.
Bruno is former semi professional tennis player gone green, and one amazing human who is leading Peru into becoming one of the spearhead nations for Nature Conservation.
My guests today are two wonderful surfers from California: Tiare Hoegerman and Clarissa Kusel, the founders of The Ocean is Female.
About a year ago, Clarissa and Tiare decided to launch an Instagram account, and a Blog, called The Ocean is Female. The idea behind this side hustle, was to give an outlet for women surfers who want to share their stories and to find women who really surf and whose image doesn’t just boil down to a supermodel in a tiny bikini.
What started as a project in October 2017, is snowballing into an encyclopedia of inspiring and empowering female surf stories.
Today’s conversation is a tale of all tales. It’s an opportunity to meet the people behind this beautiful and refreshing non profit project. Clarissa and Tiare have a contagious sense of humour and share their story about the inception of the project, how to be a part of it, and their hilarious personal surf and travel stories.
In today’s episode, I will be taking you to Peru where my guest Amy Schwartz is running a remote working experience for surfers with wanderlust. Amy’s family business (she created it with her partner, John) [Unleash Surf] has been featured in The Inertia, GQ magazine, and even Forbes as THE destination for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and freelancers who want to take a step back from their 9–5 grind and put a new perspective on their careers. We talk about the untouched surf spots of Peru, the challenges of running an international business, and of course surfing!