Category Archives: Surf Therapy

WAVES FOR CHANGE SURF THERAPY PROGRAM HARPER, MARYLAND COUNTY REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA – April/May 2019 Report

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Waves for Change is a surf therapy program that brings together young people from diverse background who are at risk, based on the environment in which they find themselves. At Waves for Change we provide participants with a safe space and consistent caring adults to allow them to practice positive behaviors and build healthy relationships […]

Making waves over Two Oceans.

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2019 is well under way and the year wouldn’t be the same without the highly acclaimed Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. This year the Two Oceans Marathon celebrated its 50th year, cementing its place as a national institution. It is one of the world’s most beautiful Marathons that attracts thousands of runners from around the […]

Surfing the Divide – Libby Leyden

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Some twenty young girls, ranging in age from 10 to 12, shriek in excitement as they race back and forth along the shore. The gleaming white sand shifts below their feet. Jodine Siegelaar and Mel Devilliers, both 25, grab surfboards and follow them into the water, just past the famous bathhouses of Muizenberg Beach on […]

MAMI WATA: THE HARPER SLIDERS

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Sal Masekela backs Kickstarter campaign with Mami Wata and Waves for Change to raise funds for Liberian surf club. African surf brand Mami Wata has teamed up with Surf Therapy organisation Waves For Change to raise funds and build a clubhouse for their programme in Harper, Liberia. Fronted by celebrated surf personality, journalist and musician, […]

Cant Steal Our Vibe

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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 Women of Waves for Change

As Women’s Month comes to a close, we look back on an amazing month celebrating the strong, inspirational women who drive change and fight for equality across South Africa. We also remember the thousands of brave women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in the fight for a non-racial and non-sexist […]

Popping Up In Liberia

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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.

The Power of Partnership | Action Impact Network

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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 […]