My question is really does anyone have any experiences living and surfing somewhere in the world? Im hoping to live rather cheaply and work part time. just love life and be in a beautiful place. If anyone has any ideas for me I'd love to hear them.
Look at Margaret River area of Western Australia, they are screaming for hospitality staff, mostly evening night work lots of casual and part time options. Plenty of cheap backpacker accomodation. Oh and the best surfing in the world
I definitely agree with the Margaret River/Yallingup area, but maybe that is biased because I live in Western Australia! Last time I was down in that area I noticed lots of ads in shop/restaurant windows .etc. for shop assistants and hospitality workers, so you could probably pick up some part time work pretty easily.
Any experiences living and surfing somewhere in the world?
Here’s a few ideas:
- North Sumatra – bit of a mission to get to, nasty malaria risk, but cheap to live and world class waves. Not a lot of paid work but plenty of volunteering and the people are so hospitable.
- West coast of South America – Peru and Chile. Laid back but muy loco, unreal waves, cold water, cheap to live, not a lot of work but English teaching, tour guiding, maybe even some surf coaching of all things might get you through, magnificent landscapes from Atacama in the North to Punta Arenas in the South. Also some A+ snowboarding through Central and Southern Chile – just for something different – and maybe some work options in that area as well – lift operator, hospitality, tour / hiking guide.
- West Coast of North America – Tofino (Vancouver Island, Canada) through to San Diego (USA). Another magnificent coastline – not so cheap to live on this stretch and not a lot of work options, but if you’re into getting out there, cycling the Oregon coast bike track, camping out on the Lost Coast in Nth California to name a few.
- South Western Australia is a good call – but you wont find it cheap to live in the Margaret River area. FWIW head South to the Albany/Walpole/Nornalup region and there’s plenty of waves and lots to see. Work options may be a bit thin and it’s a (relatively) cold & wet winter there – but a really beautiful part of the world.
So much to see, so little time.
PS feel free to message me if you want more info on any of those areas.