OUR STORY

The Company

At Surf Expedition, we are passionate travellers and hardcore backpackers who’ve been touring the world endlessly in search for the best waves and places to discover. We believe that there is more than material objects in this world, that happiness resides in creating memorable experiences by meeting new and interesting people in places that we would’ve never thought to see in our lifetime.

“The more you travel, the less you want to accumulate, the less you accumulate, the more free you become… And freedom is just awesome !”

Immerse yourself in this lifestyle, leave your worries at home and escape the 9 to 5 to reconnect with your true self. Life is long, there are many, many places to discover. So unleash your curiosity and come surf the world with us on your next holiday. We promise you won’t regret it !

Founder

SURF Expedition founder Seb

I first got into skateboarding at the age of 10. At 16, I started teaching snowboarding and ended up moving to Whistler, BC after college to work as a snowboard instructor in the week-end and hit the park during the week. I came back from Whistler hopping freight trains across Canada during the summer with my backpack, a pot of peanut butter and a few cans of tuna. This experience of being out of the beaten path and living free changed my life forever.

I then came back to Montreal to study marketing and management at university, joined the sailing team at HEC Montréal and participated in the international EDHEC sailing regate on the Atlantic Ocean, representing Canada (since we were the only Canadian school who were motivated enough to make it happen through fundraising and events to finance our team). The next year, I had the incredible opportunity to be accepted to go study international business at ESADE in Barcelona, Spain and this trip allowed me to backpack all around Europe and Morocco outside of school semesters. It’s on this trip in Morocco that I discovered a passion for surfing.

After finishing university, I moved to Australia and backpacked through South East Asia for a full year, returning to Indonesia various times, one of my favorite places on earth. Between selling real estate developments in downtown Montreal (my corporate job) and leaving on 6 months holidays in search for new surfing spots, I was looking for a place to invest in a small surf resort and surround myself with what I loved… nature and perfect uncrowded waves.

More than 25 countries later, I had thousands of crazy experiences and a lot of surf spots knowledge.  Coming and living on and off to Central and South America since 2009, I kinda became an expert of the surf spots in Mexico, Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Peru.

“This is when I realized that the best way to share my passion would be to introduce people to surfing and take them on a journey off the beaten path. I didn’t want to just create another surf school, I wanted to create a unique travel experience. Surf Expedition was born.”

 

Join the adventure…

You too can jump into discovering new paradises, start surfing and living a life full of adventure. To give you a taste of our adventures, here is a web serie that we’ve produced to show you who we are, what drive us and what surrounds surfing aside the main stereotypes. Moments of discovering new waves, adventuring ourselves on far away islands or surf spots off the beaten path, finding beauty in untouched nature… more challenging moments like injuries, weather we can’t control…or exciting swell forecast coming up… the true happiness found in living a different day everyday, far from the typical routine, and more than everything feeling the accomplishment of improving our own surfing. I hope it will inspire you!  – Sébastien Langelier, Founder & CEO – Surf Expedition

Here is a short web serie produced during a season in Central America, between Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

 

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