Get paid to surf in South America

A casting agency out of Toronto is looking for a surfer who’s interested in getting paid to surf in South America.

The catch is, the surfer must be female and over 40.

Jigsaw Casting Ltd. is looking for a female surfer 40 to 60 years old to be featured in an upcoming TV commercial for Becel, which will be shot in Santiago, Chile.

The role is open to women of all ethnicities. The surfer must be fit and athletic but not too extreme – she shouldn’t look too thin or like a professional athlete.

The surfer also needs to be natural, not made-up. In other words, she must look good with minimal makeup. Of course, the surfer should be able to surf, or at least familiar enough with surfing to be credible.

The surfer can have some element of ‘hippy’ or ‘bohemian’ in her look but nothing too extreme like weird piercings or outrageous tattoos.

“A discreet tattoo might actually help reinforce our story of ‘free spirit,’” according to Jigsaw’s casting notice.

Auditions will take place Monday, January 18 and Monday, January 25 in Toronto. The surfer who lands the gig will travel to Chile on January 31 and return February 4. Shooting will take place February 3 on location in Santiago.

The lucky surfer will get paid about $1,500 plus travel, accommodations and a per diem.

To secure an audition, surfers who fit the bill are asked to email the following to

  • A close up photo (shoulders and above)
  • A full body photo
  • Name, age, and contact information
  • Surfing experience

Surfers who have photos or video footage of them surfing should include those in the email as well.

Surfers must be legal to work in Canada and have valid passport to travel.

Submission deadline is Friday, January 15.

To see Jigsaw’s casting notice, click here.


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