Episode Summary

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][1] 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!

Episode Notes

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 amy@unleashsurf.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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Thank you so much for listening.

Until next week, take care, have fun and enjoy the waves!

Ciao!

Imi

About the Show

My name is Imi Barneaud and I am a surfer, a mum and an entrepreneur.

My podcast is a series of weekly conversations with entrepreneurs, creatives, thinkers and dreamers who also happen to be surfers.

We discuss our shared love of surfing and how it shapes career choices and business decisions. In The Oceanriders Podcast, some of our guests have gone for an alternative way of life and strongly believe in downsizing, others however, are creating burgeoning businesses that give them an excuse to stay close to the ocean.

Basically, my guests will tell you their life path and how they have created or landed their dream job: a job that is close to the ocean and that enables them to chase waves.

Join me and my guests every Friday for a new episode.

Until then, take care, have fun and enjoy the waves!

Ciao!