2010.06.28: A passionate surfer, RPCV Dave Aabo started a nonprofit, Waves for Development, that brings surfers to the Peruvian coast, where famously great waves have produced generations of great surfers

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A passionate surfer, RPCV Dave Aabo started a nonprofit, Waves for Development, that brings surfers to the Peruvian coast, where famously great waves have produced generations of great surfers

A passionate surfer, RPCV Dave Aabo started a nonprofit, Waves for Development, that brings surfers to the Peruvian coast, where famously great waves have produced generations of great surfers

Dave Aabo first came to Peru as a Peace Corps worker. A passionate surfer, Aabo started a nonprofit, Waves for Development, that brings surfers to the Peruvian coast, where famously great waves have produced generations of great surfers, starting with the indigenous Moche people, who are said to have invented wave riding. Aabo asks visitors to engage communities by volunteering to work or teach in them. "We stay with local host families. They're compensated for that," Aabo told me. "There's a rotation set up for that to spread the benefits between families."

A passionate surfer, RPCV Dave Aabo started a nonprofit, Waves for Development, that brings surfers to the Peruvian coast, where famously great waves have produced generations of great surfers

Can Tourism Be Sustainable?

With Machu Picchu literally sinking into the ground, Peru looks for authentic, eco-friendly ways to grow its travel sector.

By Todd Pitock

Caption: MANCORA, PERU - NOVEMBER 3: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) In this handout photo by provided by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) and Covered Images, Silvana Lima of Brazil competes during the Movistar Classic Mancora Peru as part of the ASP World Tour on November 3, 2008 in Macora, Peru. (Photo by Kelly Cestari/Covered Images/ASP via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Silvana Lima

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It was an adventure getting to Veinte de Enero. From Lima, Peru's capital, it was a two-hour flight to Iquitos, a jungle-locked city of 600,000 people whose streets buzz with "mosquitoes," or motorcycles rigged with wagons to carry passengers. From there, it was another two hours in a taxi that had one main peril - its driver, who may not have had as great a need for the religious icons that swayed from his rearview mirror if he'd slowed down and stayed in his lane. Then the fun began.




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