For the past month and a half, I have volunteered my time and skills in Northern Peru with an organization called WAVES for Development.
An unforgettable experience, I worked on an array of projects from teaching the children photography, to creating short films, teaching English, painting murals with the kids and even building concrete floors and sustainable gardens. Not to mention surfing some of the most perfect left points day after day surrounded by incredible desert.
Spending such a time in a place like Lobitos touches you, and attracts similarly minded folk. One evening, I was lucky enough to bump into an Australian journalist, Angie Takanami, who was touring with local surf guide Harold Koechlin. The two were just about to head out for a fun little session at the point. Our mutual passion for Peru was instantly apparent: the waves, the people, the place.