Author Archives: Waves for Change

Cant Steal Our Vibe

Cant Steal Our Vibe

Positive Vibe Warrior Foundation The mission of the Positive Vibe Warrior Foundation is to inspire individuals to make a positive impact within their communities. In 2017, professional surfers and PVW co-founders Patrick, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas along with South African pro, Michael February, hosted a surfboard drive to benefit the Waves For Change organization in […]

Waves for Change – Site Manager

Waves for Change – Site Manager

Waves for Change – Site Manager – Job role Start Date: 3 Jan 2019 Applications OPEN (Until 15 October 2018) Waves for Change is recruiting for the role of Site Manager (CT Sites) Waves for Change (W4C) provides a child-friendly mental health service to vulnerable and differently abled young people living in unstable communities. Through […]

What A Year!

3 x World Champ Mick Fanning & Taylor Knox visit one of W4C's new Surfing & Autism Programmes

WHAT A YEAR! Welcome to our September 2018 Newsletter! It’s September and so much has happened!We’re stoked to bring you 6 months of awesome Surf Therapy news! We’ve broken the 1,000 barrier!W4C now connects over 1,000 children per week to Surf Therapy programmes in South Africa and Liberia! Our programmes are delivered by a growing […]

2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

2nd Annual ISTO Conference Brings Together Global Surf Therapy Nonprofits Changing Lives Through Surf Therapy

A consortium of 25 leading global Surf Therapy organizations, Ph.D. students and researchers gathered in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa to share latest research & practice in the Surf Therapy sector JEFFREYS BAY, SOUTH AFRICA (July 20, 2018) The 2nd Annual International Surf Therapy Organization Conference was held in Jeffreys Bay. Twenty-eight individual representatives attended, representing […]

Programme and Monitoring Officer

We’re recruiting – Programme and Monitoring Officer

Title: Programme and Monitoring Officer Location: Cape Town, South Africa Waves for Change Mission Statement: W4C is a multi-award winning non-profit providing child-friendly mental health services in communities where mental health services are under-resourced & stigmatized. W4C provides vulnerable children with caring adults, safe spaces, challenging tasks and surf therapy sessions, helping youth regulate behaviour, […]

Popping Up In Liberia

Waves For Change

After successfully working for five years in challenging communities across Cape Town, Waves for Change were keen to see if their Surf Therapy programme – designed to help children cope with high levels of stress and trauma – could be applied in communities outside South Africa, where child mental health services are under-resourced and stigmatized.

Alfonso Peters Waves for Change Ambassador

Alfonso Article

We’re so excited to have Alfonso Peters as a Waves for Change ambassador and friend. Alf, a Muizenberg local, grew up in some of the most violent areas of Cape Town, and was on a dangerous path before surfing changed his life. Alf understands the power of the ocean, surf therapy and sport for development, […]

Waves For Change and the Lunchbox Fund Team Up to Provide Food For Kids

The Lunchbox Fund

Today, children participating in the Waves for Change (W4C) programme at the Monwabisi site enjoyed a hot, nutrition packed, post-surf meal, thanks to a new partnership with The Lunchbox Fund. United by our commitment to help improve the lives of at-risk children from Township communities in South Africa, Lunchbox Fund will provide ongoing nutritional support […]

Waves For Change East London Site Officially Opens

East London

The Waves for Change (W4C) team were stoked to officially open the East London site on Thursday 25th May, 2017. There to celebrate the successful expansion of the programme to the east coast, Morné du Plessis, Chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation South Africa; pro-surfer Greg Emslie; representatives from site partner Mercedes-Benz South […]

Grassridge Wind Farm Fuel Change Through Surfing

In November 2016 Waves for Change (W4C) and the Grassridge Wind Farm’s “Grassroots Youth Development” (“GYD”) teamed up to help change the lives of children living in impoverished areas of Port Elizabeth, by establishing a W4C site on St George Beach outside Motherwell. Six months in, 45 children already visit the site each week to […]