You are fond of surfing but lack time to take the plunge ? What about combining surf and work ? We are not talking about getting a job in the field of surf but to manage your time between work and surf. If you are into that, you are very likely to become a digital nomad. Workation is for you ! In this article, we will discuss this new lifestyle and the options offered to you digital-nomads-to-be.
Digital nomads keen on workation
What is “workation” ? Created a few years ago in California, workation is literally the contraction of the words “work” and “vacation”. It is actually about a new lifestyle which enables to combine work and passion. Who has not dreamt about working on a hot sand beach between two surf sessions and sending an email to a client on top of a mountain ? This is a dream that digital nomads live on a daily basis. These lucky guys made the choice to travel without giving up a professional activity. Looking forward to change and travelling the world to surf the best spots ? This choice of lifestyle is something anyone can opt for thanks to teleworking.
Today, more and more freelancers and entrepreneurs have decided to leave everything behind to live this new adventure by mixing work and passion. A new life that is more enriching, more inspiring and less stressful !
Surf house : a cocoon to develop your professional activity and surf
Passionate about surf and travels ? Leave with your board under your arm along with all your surf accessories ! If this digital nomad life appeals to you, surf houses are made for you. Since the beginning of the workation phenomenon, a large number of surf-or-yoga-oriented workspaces have been set up throughout the world. It is now possible to work among a community of surfers ! Travel from one surf house to another and develop your activity while surfing the spots of your dreams : Portugal, Norway, France, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Peru… Welcoming locations are countless !
Surf houses give you the freedom to manage your days between surfing and working. No need to make a choice, do both. Productivity and creativity are the key words of these coworking spaces. Inspiring and friendly spaces that incite community spirit through collaboration and passion for surf. Moreover, surf camp provide you with the necessary comfort to live and work : wifi, cooks, shops… Time saving guaranteed, so you can surf more ! And if you wish to improve your ride, opt for coaching sessions. So get your boards and wax box to experience unbelievable sessions !
Discover new spots, work efficiently and travel freely ! A new lifestyle that many surfers dream about. However, the surf house is not the only option for you to carry out your activity between two sessions.
When vanlife rhymes with surf and job
If you are looking for total freedom and mobility, many digital nomads prefer “vanlife“. A way for them to get closer to nature. Having one’s own cocoon and moving whenever one feels like it can only make one dream. Beware not to forget your board and your stylish wooden box where you keep your wax ! All you have to do now is to enjoy your freedom in the middle of the waves.
You may ask yourself : ” how do you get internet in a van ? “. Nowadays, it is easy to connect to the internet throughout the world (data sharing, public wifi…). You can thus continue to be productive while roving around the globe and correspond with your partners and customers.
Being a digital nomad in a van allows you not to have to choose between freedom, discovery and work. Like in a surf house, you are totally free to organise yourself between trekking, surfing and professional projects. Have surf sessions between two Skype meetings or even a coffee on the beach while writing a report.
Getting back to basics and discovering the world around you, a more liberating everyday life perfectly narrated by digital nomads such as vanlifers like Kathi and Paul.
And you, would you be ready to leave everything behind and embark on the adventure ?