Tag Archives: Surf Therapy

Surf Therapy – A Wave of Change

For the past decade, Surf Therapy as an alternative form of healing has been gathering momentum. Organisations from across the globe combine the therapeutic elements of the ocean with the adventure of surfing to positively impact lives of individuals from all walks of life. But what exactly is Surf Therapy? What does it do? More […]

Help us upgrade our Monwabisi Safe-Hub

upgrade monwabisi safe hub

Waves for Change is working with Breadline Africa to upgrade our safe hub at Monwabisi Beach. Monwabisi is the local beachfront for khayelitsha township, one of South Africa’s largest and most violent communities. Since 2011, W4C has been running surf therapy programmes at Monwabisi to connect at-risk youth to emotional support and surf therapy programmes. […]

CALLING SURF GAMECHANGERS…WE WANT YOU!

W4C is an award-winning organisation based in Cape Town led by surfers and mental health professionals. We have developed evidence-based learn-to-surf programmes that alleviate symptoms of trauma in at-risk youth. In 2016, we want to share our experience with you, so more young people can experience the joy of the ocean. We’re looking for dedicated, […]

The Guardian profiles W4C’s Michaylah Petersen and Yanga Mpompomo

Last week the UK’s Guardian newspaper popped by Waves for Change’s Muizenberg site and spent some time with the crew from Masiphumelele and Lavender Hill. What follows in an insight into the power of surfing in some of Cape Town’s most violent townships, and how it’s changing lives on a daily basis. Read the story […]

Sunday times lists W4C as one of the Young Guns of 2015

Sunday times lists W4C as one of the Young Guns of 2015 We’re stoked to announce that W4C Founder Tim Conibear was listed as one of the ‘Young Guns’ of 2015 by the SA Sunday Times. The article listed politicians, actors, leading business people and entrepreneurs who ‘blew up’ in 2015. Somehow our founder Tim […]

W4C Thames Marathon team heading to London!

W4C founders heading to London to compete in the Thames SUP for Good Marathon in support of W4C. Waves for Change founders Tim Conibear and Apish Tshetsha are heading over to the UK to take part in the Thames Stand Up For Good paddle challenge – in support of Waves for Change. Tim and Apish, […]

GOOD VIBES on youth day – 16 June 2015

The South Africa surfing community will be celebrating youth day on the 16th of June 2015 in an inspiring manner by officially launching a very special project called For the Love. This is an extraordinary project that was conceptualized by Waves for Change ambassador and one of surfing’s shinning stars Michael February.  Mfeb (as he […]

Huck Magazine feature Waves For Change

Huck Magazine Feature W4C’s work in Bringing Surfing to previously Empty Township Beaches Thanks to DIY education project Waves For Change the young people of Khayelitsha are getting a chance to experience the transferable skills of surfing. Most visitors who land at Cape Town airport will walk out into the blinding sunlight and do one […]

W4C’s Apish named in ’10 Activists leading the way”

W4C’s Apish Tshetsha has been names on of 10 Activisits leading the way by Mahala magazine. Apish was one of the founding members of the Waves for Change movement, launching surf therapy programmes in his home township of Masiphumlelele back in 2011. At the time unemployed and out of school or training, Apish took it […]

Following up with Lwandile – Can we surf ourselves to mental health?

In 2014 we worked with NPR to bring you a story from within Waves for Change. The story focused on Lwandile and his struggles with Post Traumatic Stress following a traumatic upbringing in the community of Kuyasa in Khayelitsha. In 2013, Lwandile discovered the ocean when Waves for Change brought the sport of surfing to […]