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Waves for Change – 50 Days of Lock-down

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The Waves for Change Team has been incredible throughout this time and have responded with energy, passion and creativity during this challenging period. We are regularly reviewing our income/projections and cash flow alongside our Board, but for the short to medium term future, and whilst everyone continues to add so much value, we will continue […]

TeamPact: Attendance tracking for people passionate about change.


The Problem: As an NGO, we found that data tracking through paperwork was not a workable solution atscale. Data could be easily falsified, and uncertainty around accuracy of reportingdeterred funders. Not only was the data inaccurate, but difficult and labour intensive tocollect: ”We had to run around for days on end trying to gather data […]

April News

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Dear Friends, Partners, and Supporters Are you missing the beach yet? We certainly are. In this time of compounding vulnerable and stressful circumstances, Waves for Change remains focused on its mission and so we’re translating 10 years of Surf Therapy experience into a remote, child-friendly mental health service. You can choose to join the movement […]

World Autism Day and Surf Therapy


“Sometimes it’s the people no-one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” 1 in 59 children, across racial, social, economic, and ethnic boundaries, have been identified with autism. AUTISM IS MY SUPER POWER (beautifully shot by Nic Bothma) is a short documentary capturing the journey of Waves for Change participants […]

Live YourBestLife

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Waves for Change is STOKED to be joining forces with YOURBESTLIFE to continue changing lives through real human connections and mutual learning, and in the end, leave the world a better place than we found it. WHAT IS YOURBESTLIFE? – Visit A disruptive training program that aims to Humanize the millennials through life-changing experiences […]


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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 […]


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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, […]