Category Archives: Media

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 […]

W4C Founder named Ashoka Fellow

We are proud to announce that W4C founder Tim Conibear has been named an Ashoka Fellow. Tim joins a elite group of global changemakers who are coming up with alternative ways of addressing the world’s various developmental challenges. We are honoured that Tim’s work developing Waves for Change’s pioneering surf therapy programmes has been recognized […]

BBC report on Waves for Change

Can surfing beat gun crime in SA – a BBC report on Waves for Change We’re stoked to present the recent report from the BBC who spent some time at Waves for Change Khayelitsha earlier this year. The report looks at the impact of programming whilst following coach Gyver and some of the Elder participants […]

SUP Marathon

Apish completes a SUP Marathon on the River Thames There are many firsts here. Apish’s first time out of South Africa, first time on a plane, first time on a SUP…it still didn’t stop him winning the Waves for Change Thames SUP marathon challenge on the 26th July 2014! The annual Thames SUP Challenge is […]

Reflections on My Time in Glasgow

Bong’s Blog: Reflections on My Time in Glasgow I am proud to share a few highlights of my first international trip of many to come representing Waves for Change all over the globe. The trip overall was a phenomenal experience and opportunity to network with young leaders within the sport for development community. On the […]

Heading to Glasgow

Bongs Blogs on Heading to Glasgow for 4th Commonwealth Sport for Development Conference Looking back, I can safely say that I made a good decision emailing Tim asking to surf with him, just a few months before Waves for Change was launched as an NPO for vulnerable kids in the Masiphumelele Township. I can’t find […]

On Board with W4C Participant Lubabalo Gati at Muizenberg

On Board with W4C Participant Lubabalo Gati at Muizenberg Waves for Change is a community building and HIV education programme, but it’s nice to know that the guys and girls who commit their time to the project get something tangible from it. Come on board with Lubabalo Gati, a future young leader from W4C Masiphumelele […]