What if we told you, you can strike the perfect balance between your surf passion and pursuing your career goals? Enter coworking spaces for surfers!
Swap the pavement for sand and head for the ocean. As technology continues to create a more connected world, the traditional idea that work must include a daily commute to an office and a 9-5 Monday to Friday schedule is replaced by more flexible ideas on professional life. The focus has shifted to improving your work-life balance; flexible working has allowed people in a variety of roles and industries to work remotely, whether for short stretches or more permanently.
The lack of an office to base yourself at can create new challenges and the cliches of desperately trying to find reliable WiFi or attempting to take an important call from a crowded and noisy cafe often ring true, which is where a coworking space can be a valuable tool in providing a productive yet flexible work environment.
Coworking can also have benefits both professionally and personally, with the chance to make new connections, network informally and learn from others. Spaces have sprung up all over the world in even the most far-flung locations and can offer everything from a hot desk for the day to longer-term coliving accommodation and workspace depending on your needs.
If you can work from anywhere in the world, why not the beach. For digital nomads with a passion for surfing, finding a coworking space in a great surf spot will give you the chance to spend less time cramped on the Tube or in a traffic jam and more time doing what you love.
Look no further as we’ve sought out the best coworking spaces in surf spots that will allow you to catch some waves and achieve your professional goals.
Make sure to check out our article about the Best Coworking Spaces in Europe for relaxed coworking vibes in a city near you.
Price for a whole day as a visitor in the coworking space. Some spaces unfortunately only offer memberships. In those cases we stated the day pass as unavailable.
Traveler or workation membership at the coworking space. Membership price for 1 month without further commitment.
Google Ratings from May 2021. We only chose coworking spaces with great customer ratings because we love good service!
As we are looking into coworking spaces for surfers and ocean lovers, we will indicate the distance to the closest surf spot in km.
Set in remote Lofoten and surrounded by dramatic mountains that drop straight into the sea, Arctic Coworking Lodge was set up by two friends who wanted to build a community with shared values. The lodge offers accommodation as well as coworking space and even caters to camper vans with hook-up facilities and external internet. Whether you chose to stay in one of their bright and modern rooms or just make use of the coworking space, equipped with super-fast WiFi, you can be sure to meet and connect with like-minded digital nomads.
Lofoten is home to some of the best arctic surfing in the world, found right on the doorstep of Arctic Coworking Lodge and the area also offers great ski touring, if you want a break from the waves.
Closest surf spot: Unstad Beach
Pipedream aims to provide luxurious coworking space and a base for remote working without the price tag that usually comes with it. You can set up shop in their light and airy glass fronted rooms overlooking the pool and make use of the different work zones, high-speed internet and refreshment facilities. If you need a break from work you can take a dip in the pool, do some yoga or surf. They also offer accommodation including company retreats and rental of surf gear and bikes.
Known as the surf capital of Portugal, Peniche’s peninsular location provides consistent surf all year round.
Closest surf spot: Baleal
Found in the Moroccan surf village of Taghazout, SunDesk is a coworking and coliving space that allows you to combine work with adventure and travel. Welcoming an international community, they offer apartment accommodation including breakfast alongside a coworking space with indoor and outdoor work areas, fast internet, private Skype rooms and refreshments. Flexible packages are available allowing you to use the coworking space without staying in their accommodation.
Famous for surf tourism since the 70s, Taghazout is a former Berber fishing village which is known for having a variety of great surf spots to suit all abilities close by.
Closest surf spots: Hashpoint, Panorama
Self-proclaimed as the small village with a big heart; there is no wonder the clocks tick slower in El Palmar, in typical Andalusian style. Swap the desk for the ocean and find the balance here at La Luz Surfcamp. You have plenty of options to set up your laptop and get down to it. Choose from 2 lounges, the sizeable quiet terrace or the cosy Café Dahoam, where you can stay refreshed with coffee and high-speed WiFi. What’s better? – This picturesque co-working space is only 100m from the beach.
It’s a smart choice to swap the city shoes for flip flops in winter for the best swells and empty line ups. It’s even better when you don’t have to sacrifice your work or career goals. At La Luz surf you can do both. But it’s not just surfing, enjoy: skate and yoga, work remotely, get pampered with a massage and enjoy the culinary delights or learn Spanish. What else could you ask for?
Closest surf spots: El Palmar Beach
If you’re looking to improve your surfing skills while working on your professional dreams, Blackstone Surfcamp will give you the chance to do just that. They offer various flexible packages that can include daily surf lessons and other activities such as yoga combined with a stay in their attractive accommodation that boasts fast WiFi, providing a great base to work from. Tenerife is one of the top surfing destinations in the world, regularly hosting international competitions and with a climate that provides warm weather throughout the year, it’s a great destination for winter surfing.
Closest surf spot: Playa de las Americas
Take up residence in The Stokeworks quiet and comfortable coliving villa located in the beautiful Costa Vicentina National Park. With panoramic views of the countryside, this light and modern space is a perfect base for coworking and living. Equipped with a pool, fast internet and both indoor and outdoor workspaces, Stokeworks focuses on collaboration, productive networking and fostering a good working environment.
With beaches less than a five-minute drive away and the town’s amenities accessible on foot you’re ideally positioned to make the most of your surroundings. The Algarve is a surfer’s paradise and from Aljezur you can easily access over 20 different beaches providing consistent surf.
Closest surf spot: Arrifana
Surfriders offers a social and welcoming space allowing you to make the most of your downtime on Fuerteventura. At this highly rated hostel located in the town of Corralejo, you can choose from a variety of flexible room packages that include breakfast. There is a pool and two fully equipped kitchen areas, equipment hire and surf lessons available. Surfriders also host a weekly BBQ for guests, giving you the chance to meet like-minded people. WiFi is available throughout, there are several common areas to work from including a roof terrace and printing is available. Corralejo is one of the best surf spots on Fuerteventura with good weather and consistent waves year-round.
Closest surf spot: Corralejo
Cowork Funchal provides a quiet and professional base to cowork from. Open 24 hours a day and fully equipped with a reception, private offices and meeting rooms, a library, fast WiFi and refreshment area, Cowork Funchal welcomes a community of coworkers from a range of industries and encourages them to share ideas.
Set in an attractive space they offer a variety of packages to suit different needs. The island of Madeira is a fairly newly discovered spot for surfing so doesn’t attract the same crowds as better known places. There is less to offer beginners, however, those who know their way around a surfboard will find plenty of quiet beaches to choose from and a temperate climate.
Closest surf spot: Lugar de Baixo
The House in the heart of Las Palma aims to be the best office on the island of Gran Canaria. They offer standing desks, kitchen facilities, super-fast WiFi, meeting rooms, a roof terrace, 24-hour access and flexible pricing. Weekly English and Spanish lessons are also available to coworkers in this large and bright space that can accommodate individuals or whole companies. Gran Canaria is known for great surfing which is available year-round due to its pleasant climate. The best surf spots can be found on the North Coast close to Las Palma, a city with a long history of surfing.
Closest surf spot: Playa de las Canteras
Villa dos Irmãos is a small guesthouse run by four Swedish siblings with an intimate, familiar vibe just a short walk from the beach. If you’re looking for a comfortable base to work and live from they offer a range of different rooms and a quiet and peaceful working environment. They also run activity weeks which centre around surfing, yoga and walking if you want to try something new and make the most of your time.
Ericeira is home to some of the best surfing in Portugal with a great variety of waves found all year across this small stretch of coast. It was established as a world surfing reserve in 2011 and is the only one in Europe.
Closest surf spot: Coxos