Starting as an experiment in 2013 by Peter, the first Surf Office was set up in Gran Canaria where first class beaches, perfect warm weather and the position within EU made it appealing to freelancers, surf lovers and travellers alike.

Awesome community

Being the first of its kind, Surf Office quickly attracted remote working professionals and those who couldn’t take time off for vacation. And while the location was great, accommodation comfy and the workspace had reliable, fast internet connection, it was the community that guests praised the most.

As the community got larger day by day, the original concept shifted to something broader than the original purpose – from providing a location to work and surf it became a place where like-minded individuals mixed together, where new friendships were formed and business partnerships were made.

Rapid growth

With Surf Office’s organic growth our focus broadened and now it’s not only freelancers and digital nomads who come to enjoy working under the sun – companies benefit from retreats, hackathons and team buildings where they can enjoy a beach lifestyle and get things done at the same time.

A lot of things happened since we welcomed our first Surf Office guests. We opened new locations, started organizing meetups in various European cities and built a new base in Lisbon.

The concept has even inspired other entrepreneurs who adapted it around the world. We also received much more press interest than we expected, from The New York Times to Business Insider.

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Strong vision

And while Surf Office grew from one person into a recognized brand with the strong team advisors from hospitality and real estate, the philosophy has remained the same – working from anywhere while having fun and high quality of life.

Fast forward to today, bootstrapped and run by a small, distributed team, we continue to grow further and follow our big visions of expanding to new locations.