SURFLIFE THE STORY
The journey of SURFLIFE started back in 1991 when founder Harry Glotzbach and a few friends decided to explore the summer months and went on a surf adventure to the French west coast. Coming from the 90’s snowboarding scene, surfing was something almost unheard of – and truly inspiring. This summer lead to the idea and creation of what Surflife is today. Started with one of the first Surf Camps at the French West-coast we’ve expanded to multiple locations in different countries for all kinds of guests.
Surflife lives and breathes through a family of people who follow their passion and live their lives to the fullest! By sharing our surf experience and organising surf camps, we aim to bring people together and give something back to society.
In the upcoming year we try to make even bigger steps when it comes to sustainability. At all of our locations, we provide access to free drinking water, to avoid the one time use of plastic bottles. We recycle as much of our waste as we can to contribute to a better world. Alongside this, we try to source most of our food organically as possible.
For years now, we have also organised surf camps for school groups. After several requests from special educational organisations, we have been arranging weeks for children with every kind of need. In the coming years we hope to extend these specific weeks to introduce as many people as possible to this enriching sport. Surfing has a positive effect on the physical, mental and emotional development and strengthens self confidence whilst installing a strong community bond.
Where it all started…
Coming from windsurfing and snowboarding Harry and Tom met in ’93. Soon after Tom started as a volunteer at the surf camp and since then he is part of our furniture.
10 years ago Evy quit her event business and learned to surf in Mimizan and fell in love with the town and the sport and Tom :). Now this family runs Surflife nowadays.
Atlantic Riders, founded by René and Helen, started tripping in the summer of 2001. They brought their love of Portugal and of surfing together and set up shop in the Algarve.
…one day he’ll take over!
SURFLIFE FAMILY MEMBERS
We believe only passionate human beings can create amazing experiences. This is why our focus is on building a family of team members from across the world. Each member of our team is carefully hand-picked to share the fun. We’ve created places where people can feel joy, surf, experience love, meet new people and be themselves. Meet a bunch of them already here!
JOIN THE TEAM
We are looking for a multilingual, hard working, fun and enthusiastic new team memberS to join our Surflife Family! We are looking for someone fluent in Dutch, German, Spanish and/or English, (any other languages are a massive bonus), who will help us deliver the best surf holidays possible. Check underneath for available jobs.
Please send us your application and CV asap to [email protected] and we’ll contact you accordingly. Kindly enter the position you’re applying for in the subject line of your email. We look forward to hearing from you!
SURF INSTRUCTOR FRANCE
We have vacancies for qualified ISA level 1 instructors who have been approved to work in France.
SURF INSTRUCTOR PORTUGAL
We have vacancies for qualified ISA level 1 instructors for our Surfschool Surflife Atlantic Riders
We are looking for chefs for our camps in Carcans, Mimizan and Aljezur. Our guests and we are crazy about food. You are responsible for the kitchen organisation, and are supported by our head chef Roman. We cook several evenings a week for about 25-60 guests. Are you the hero of our summer? Email us!