This is a fantastic way not only to get surf on a fantastic secluded coast, but also to get to really understand the culture and people of a poor fishing town. You get to interact every day with the townspeople and learn about a way of life that is probably foreign to most.
Expect an encouraging experience with dedicated community leaders, working hard to improve education, increase awareness, and make a difference in the local community. It's a great atmosphere for teamwork and cooperation. There will be plenty of fun and laughter, too.
I had an amazing time at ETCA playing with and getting to know the kids of the community. Lots of "ping pong", laughs, spanglish conversations, and on the last day we made bracelets!
What an incredible program in a great community! Their facilitated programs are well executed and directly benefit the local community. The staff as well were very helpful, knowledgeable, passionate and kind!
"I walk away with from this feeling like so much has happened, so much was achieved and there are so many stories to tell and a lot of great experiences to share. Lobitos is a lovely, growing desert village with an interesting historical background, friendly people and lots to offer."
The best trips are those you do not plan for! Thank you for this great experience, in which apart from knowing another culture I had the opportunity to meet great people!
Something very hard to find...great mix of waves, awesome food, nice rooms, and you get to hang and learn from some of the best surfers around. There are no crowds no commercialism...Thanks for everything!
A remarkable small organization making a huge impact on this tiny village!
"The accommodation was really good and defiantly added to my experience. The food was delicious and gave me a "real" experience of living in Peru." I loved that WAVES offered two weeks and was affordable, as most volunteer experiences are expensive or you don't have enough time off to fulfill them."
La Choza Chula – a wonderful combination of cultural immersion and sustainable development in action.
Whether you're a beginner or expert surfer, you can find consistent waves to ride in every one of the beautiful locations.
Each day collaborate with the local community and assist on projects. That way once you leave, you'll leave something behind.
From homestay to five star resort, WAVES provides homecooked meals and accomodation to make you feel at home.