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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 […]

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 […]

The Power of Partnership | Action Impact Network

Action Impact

Action Impact Network In recognition of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – specifically Goal #17: ‘Revitalize the global partnership of sustainable development’ – a consortium of international NGOs have formed the ‘Action Impact Network’ to establish a collective approach to measuring the impact of programmes delivering mental and wellbeing solutions to at-risk youth, through […]

Waves For Change Stoked To Win Laureus Sport For Good Award

Laureus World Sport Awards

MONACO, 14TH February 2017 – Waves for Change (W4C) were honoured to receive the Laureus Sport for Good Award presented by HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco at the annual Laureus World Sport Awards. The Laureus Sport for Good Award is awarded to an organisation or individual who, in the opinion of the members of the Laureus World […]

W4C Founder wins Inyathelo Award

We’re stoked to announce that W4C founder Tim Conibear won the prestigious Inyathelo Philanthropy award for contribution to Community Sport. The Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards were established by The South African Institute for Advancement in 2007 to acknowledge, celebrate and profile those who have contributed towards broader social development in South Africa. This year Inyathelo celebrated […]

Waves for Change seeks Site Manager for East London Site

W4C seeks Site Manager for East London, South Africa Waves for Change seeks an independent and self-motivated Site Manager to join Waves for Change to help improve the life opportunities for youth in East London through a proven surf therapy programme. Based in EL and reporting to the Cape Town head office, the Site Manager […]

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 […]