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Top 3 Coliving Communities for Surfers

We’re going to keep this intro short, because more time spent reading means more time spent away from the waves.

by Emma Bousfield • Nov. 7, 2023 • 4 min read

We’re going to keep this intro short because more time spent reading means more time spent away from the waves. But what I do know is that surfing, like coliving, is a lifestyle. And for many remote workers, it’s the perfect activity to embrace when working abroad.

Here’s why:

Surfing forces you to detach from work and tech.

You can’t have your phone with you, you’re likely out of reach to receive notifications from your Apple Watch, and it’s a lot of work to paddle out, catch a wave, swim in, check your computer, only to run back out, paddle, catch a wave… you get the point.

Surfing is a sport where you can notice real progress quickly.

It’s highly rewarding in that regard, which makes it the best way to blow off steam at the end of the day.

Surfing connects you with nature.

You’re literally IN the ocean, it’s hard to get closer to nature than that.

Surfing teaches you resilience.

You ever been to an extremely territorial surf spot before? No? Well… check back here when you do and let us know how it goes. But, just a tip, be kind, and respectful, but hold your own.

Surfing gives you something to connect with others over.

I once spent 2 weeks in Mexico with a bunch of pro surfers from Israel. Within those two weeks, all we did was talk about surfing, burritos, and a couple of locals who were driving us nuts. Surfing is life. Eat, sleep, breathe, surf.

So, whether you’re a pro surfer, a new surfer, or a wannabe surfer, we’ve gathered a few of our favourite communities that proudly host surfers from around the world. Check them out!

Algarve Watersports - Lagos Portugal:

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Located in the picturesque town of Lagos, Algarve Watersports is a coliving community that beckons free spirits, digital nomads, and watersport enthusiasts alike. Nestled along the stunning coast of Portugal, this community is an ideal destination for those who want to work, surf, and build lasting friendships.

At Algarve Watersports, you'll find a vibrant digital nomad community where like-minded individuals come together to optimize their work-life balance. You can share your work experiences, and passion for watersports, and make unforgettable memories while immersing yourself in this unique co-working and coliving community. The beautiful beaches, excellent waves, and welcoming atmosphere of Lagos make it a paradise for surfers and remote workers alike.

iSlow Coliving - Galicia, Spain:

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If you're looking for a coliving experience that's more rural and focused on embracing the slow, traditional way of life, iSlow Coliving in Galicia, Spain, maybe your perfect destination. This community welcomes digital nomads, families, remote workers, and slow travellers who seek to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life.

iSlow Coliving was born out of a desire to create a haven of community, well-being, and tradition while connecting this remote gem with the rest of the world. It's a place where you can experience the simple joys of life, savour delicious local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the unique culture of Galicia. And, of course, there are plenty of opportunities to surf the Atlantic waves in this beautiful corner of Spain.

SunDesk - Taghazout, Morocco

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Nestled in the sunny surf village of Taghazout, Morocco, SunDesk is a coworking and coliving community that offers a fantastic opportunity for students, entrepreneurs, and professionals to travel, work, and surf. Whether you're a seasoned digital nomad or someone seeking a focused getaway, SunDesk provides the perfect environment for you to be at your most productive.

This Moroccan oasis gives you the chance to stay connected with your clients, maintain your business, and meet fellow coworkers from all around the globe. When you're not working, you can hit the waves at some of the best surf spots in Morocco. The village of Taghazout is known for its laid-back atmosphere, stunning coastline, and consistent surf conditions, making it an ideal choice for surf enthusiasts.

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