Category Archives: Media


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 […]

Jack Cheetham Memorial and Letsema Awards

Murray & Roberts, in partnership with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), hosted the 34th annual Jack Cheetham Memorial and Letsema Awards at a gala event held in Sandton last week Thursday. The Jack Cheetham Memorial Award was initiated by Murray & Roberts 34 years ago in recognition of the special qualities […]

W4C in Lavender Hill

In January of this year we were asked to open programming for Lavender Hill. For those that don’t know Lavender Hill, it’s a community set about 1km back from Muizenberg Beach on the southern shores of Cape Town. It’s an assortment of 1960’s concrete ‘courts’, multi-story apartments set around a communal ‘court’, and crowded blocks […]

Beyond Sport 2015 Winner

BEYOND SPORT AWARDS 2015 WINNERS ANNOUNCED The work of the world’s most inspiring and impactful sport for social change organisations was celebrated last night as the winners of the Beyond Sport Awards 2015, supported by Comic Relief, were revealed in London. 39 projects were shortlisted for the seventh annual Beyond Sport Awards representing 23 sports […]

Waves for Change profiled in the UK’s Independent on Sunday

Waves for Change profiled in the UK’s Independent on Sunday We’re stoked to report that Waves for Change was recently profiled in the UK’s Independent on Sunday. If you’re interested in the Waves for Change story, this makes essential reading! Check it out: Waves for Change: How surf therapy is helping South Africa’s most deprived […]

Sport and Health Award

Waves for Change Shortlisted for Beyond Sport – Sport and Health Award. Waves for Change is stoked to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the coveted ‘Beyond Sport – Sport for Health Award‘. The international awards, held in London from October 19 – 21, recognise outstanding achievement and innovation in the Sport for Development sector. […]

Job Opening – Site Manager And Training Assistant

Site Manager and Training Assistant for Muizenberg Surf Therapy Operations If you’re a surfer, passionate about development, and want to make a big difference, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Basic Job Role: Assisting with weekly Surf Therapy training for W4C Community Youth Workers Build Surfing Capacity of W4C Community Youth Workers Lead […]

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 […]